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Ghostbusters
★★★★★
Run Time: 105
Released: 1984
Reviewed: 21 Apr 2015
Viewed: 362 ¦  Comments
Category: Reviews, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Ghostbusters
  

Year: 1984
Directed By: Ivan Reitman
Starring: , , , , , , , ,

When the walls bleed.. when things go bump in the night.. when the titanic shows up “better late than never”.. Who you gonna call?

Three odd-ball scientists get kicked out of their cushy positions at a university in New York City where they studied the occult. They decide to set up shop in an old firehouse and become Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, spirits, haunts, and poltergeists for money. They wise-crack their way through the city, and stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, one which will release untold evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters are called on to save the Big Apple. Written by Greg Bole

In my eyes, there is no better definition of “80’s Comedy” than 1984’s Ghostbusters. When Harold Ramis, Dan Akroyd and Rick Moranis wrote the screenplay, they were on top of their game. Together with Ivan’s directing and spot on comedic acting by the entire cast, Ghostbusters made history.

Personally, I saw GB 8 times in the theater, the first WEEK it was released. I was hooked. Hell, I lost a girlfriend over my obsession with the boys in gray.

Here are some little known factiods..

  • The party scene where Louis Tully (Rick Moranis) mingles with his party guests (commenting on the price of the salmon, and so on) is not only taken in one continuous shot, but is almost entirely improvised.
  • The tall blonde in the Louis’s party scene, was the wife of the late “Casey Casem”
  • Harold Ramis was not originally supposed to play Egon. In fact, he was not supposed act in the movie at all.
  • The ghost “Slimer” was originally called “Onionhead” and was thought of to be the ghost of John Belushi.
  • The scene where the bookcase falls, almost hitting Ray, Egon and Peter, was completely improvised.. because the bookcase unintentionally (really) fell over, almost injuring them.
  • The character of Lewis Tulley was originally cast to John Candy
  • The Character of “Winston” was supposed to have a much bigger role. In fact, an entire history was created for him.. when Eddie Murphy was supposed to have the role. Military trained and very serious.. because, well, it’s funny as hell when scary stuff happens to serious men, and they loose it.