Columbia Pictures Corporation / Black Rhino Productions / Delphi Films Released 1984




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Ivan Reitman

When a team of parapsychologists lose their academic funding, they've got to find a new way to make some money. Their solution: capture ghosts for a living. Business is slow at first, but then a concert cellist gives them a call. She doesn't know it, but she has a fridge containing an extremely dangerous being named Zuul. The Ghostbusters have to get serious and bust this ghost.


Metacritic Score

  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Ghostbusters is one of those rare movies where the original, fragile comic vision has survived a multimillion-dollar production.

  • 88

    TV Guide Magazine

    With his deadpan delivery and snide quips, Murray more than holds his own amid the myriad state-of-the-art special effects.

  • 63

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Jay Scott

    Judged by the standards of the comedies that preceded it (and only by those standards), Ghostbusters is relatively sophisticated: it substitutes the silly for the gross, and even m...

Bill Murray

Bill Murray

Dr. Peter Venkman

Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd

Dr. Raymond Stantz

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver

Dana Barrett

Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis

Dr. Egon Spengler

Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis

Louis Tully

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    • Music:
      Written and Performed by Ray Parker Jr.
      Savin' The Day
      Written by Bobby Alessi and Dave Immer
      Performed by Alessi
      Hot Night
      Written by Diane Warren and The Doctor
      Performed by Laura Branigan
      Disco Inferno
      Written by Leroy Green and Ron Kersey
      Performed by The Trammps
      Cleanin' Up The Town
      Written by Kevin O'Neal and Brian O'Neal
      Performed by The Bus Boys
      In The Name Of Love
      Written by Tom Bailey
      Performed by The Thompson Twins
      I Can Wait Forever
      Written by Graham Russell, David Foster and Jay Graydon
      Performed by Air Supply
      Written by Mick Smiley
      Performed by Mick Smiley

    • Filming locations:
      Fire Station 23, Los Angeles, California
      Biltmore Hotel, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
      Tavern on the Green, Central Park, Manhattan,
      Greystone Park & Mansion, Beverly Hills, California, USA
      Columbia University, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Los Angeles Central Library, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
      New York Public Library, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Hook & Ladder Company, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Warner Brothers Burbank Studios, Burbank, California

    • Taglines:
      1. We're Ready To Believe You.
      2. They ain't afraid of no ghost.
      3. The supernatural spectacular.
      4. Here To Save The World Again.
      5. Let's Get Slimed One More Time.
      6. They're Here To Save The World.
      7. Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!
      8. The world's most successful comedy.
      9. Coming To Save The World This Summer.

    • Production budget -  $30,000,000
      Domestic gross - $238,632,124 (2nd)
      Worldwide gross - $291,632,124 (3rd)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $577,404,514
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $705,645,586


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