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PG| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.

Cast: Bill Murray , Dan Aykroyd , Harold Ramis , Sigourney Weaver , Rick Moranis , Annie Potts , William Atherton , Ernie Hudson

Director: Ivan Reitman

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Ghostbusters (1984)

Release Date: June 8th, 1984|1 hr. 47 min.

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

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

  • 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 manages at the odd moment to take silliness into the sublime. [9 June 1984] show more

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