After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator.
|Release Date||:||June 7, 1984|
|Production Company||:||Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi Films, Black Rhino Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis|
|Casts||:||Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, William Atherton, Ernie Hudson, David Margulies, Jennifer Runyon, Michael Ensign, Slavitza Jovan, Steven Tash, Alice Drummond, Jordan Charney, Timothy Carhart, John Rothman, Tom McDermott, John Ring, Norman Matlock, Joe Cirillo, Joe Schmieg, Roger Grimsby, Larry King, Joe Franklin, Casey Kasem, Reginald VelJohnson, Rhoda Gemignani, Murray Rubin, Larry Dilg, Danny Stone, Patty Dworkin, Jean Kasem, Lenny Del Genio, Frances E. Nealy, Sam Moses, Christopher Wynkoop, Winston May, Tommy Hollis, Eda Reiss Merin, Ric Mancini, Carol Ann Henry, James Hardie, Frantz Turner, Paul Trafas, Cheryl Birchenfield, Kymberly Herrin, Stanley Grover, Ruth Oliver, Nancy Kelly|
|Plot Keywords||:||mythology, loser, marshmallow, slime, supernatural powers, nerd, environmental protection agency, hybrid, possession, new york city twin towers, haunting, gate keeper, giant monster, paranormal phenomena, receptionist, ghost, duringcreditsstinger|
Ghostbusters was an incredibly huge smash hit on its original release back in `84 and its not hard to see why - its a funny , exciting and imaginative thrill ride. There is a lot to like about ghostbusters , like bill Murrays constant and always funny wise cracks, the films constant shift from a light hearted comedy to intense ghost busting thriller and of course , the technically flawless attack of the marsh mallow man that is probably one of my favorite parts of this film.
In this day and age of computer generated fx wizardry the completely analogue special effects still look great ( especially the stay puft marsh mallow man , its rampage through the city looks incredibly real ! ) and the film it self is still better and more imaginative than a lot of event movies you will find in a cinema near you today .
And to top it all off Ghostbusters is one of the few films out there that actually had worthy TV spin off that was the "real Ghostbusters", a cartoon that i loved as a kid.
Ghostbusters is a film that truly deserves its iconic status.
The screen dwellers mark (out of 5 ) : * * * *