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 Zoul. 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

    Annie Potts

    Annie Potts

    Janine Melnitz

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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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