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  • 1984
  • PG
  • 107min
  • 97%
  • 7.8 / 10

In this film, Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, and Egon Spengler are employed by Columbia University. There, they study paranormal activities while experimenting on some of their students. After having some troubles at this university, they decide to use their extensive knowledge of the paranormal scene to start a business for themselves and help people with paranormal problems find solutions. This comes to a head as the entire nation asks their help to battle the unknown. As is normal with heroes of this nature, they do not always get the due they deserve. They even catch a lot of flak for problems they do not cause. Nevertheless, they carry on trying to help people by doing the right thing.

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Dan Aykroyd grew up surrounded by spiritualists that actually inspired him a lot when writing this movie. Ghostbusters was written and filmed all within a year’s time, which is considered very short by film standards. Part of the reason that Sigourney Weaver was given her role was due to the unique audition that she gave. This included speaking almost no words spoken.


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Ghostbusters (1984) tells the tale of a group of supernatural hunters that hunts down ghosts and monsters in a comedic fashion. This film was produced by Van Reitman and was written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Ghostbusters was released on June 8, 1984. Over the span of its theater release, it grossed over $295 million worldwide. This made it the highest grossing comedy film of 1984. Ghostbusters was nominated for multiple Academy Awards, including Best Visual Effects and Best Original Song. It was ranked in the top 100 comedy films (28th) of all time by The American Film Institute, while the the United States Library of Congress selected Ghostbusters as a film to be preserved and branded it culturally significant. A packed cast of comedic stars including Bill Murray (Dr. Peter Venkman), Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Raymond Stantz), Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett), and Harold Ramis (Dr. Egon Spengler) really shined in this movie.