Ghostbusters II

Ghostbusters II

Ivan Reitman (1989)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Having reassembled virtually the entire team behind the first blockbuster for this sequel, director Ivan Reitman was not prepared to mess with a successful formula. This time the self-styled ghost busters - Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson - are called back into service when evil emanating from a painting Sigourney Weaver's boss Peter MacNicol has been restoring awakens spirits around New York. The effects are bigger and more spectacular, Murray once again shines as the shyster scientist and there is an expanded role for Rick Moranis. But Ramis and Aykroyd's script fails to sparkle and there's very little that's new to show for all the big-budget endeavour.


The eccentric spectre-hunters reunite to save New York from a massive river of slime generated by the citizens' negativity and nasty thoughts. Meanwhile, the spirit of a 16th-century tyrant tries to return to the land of the living by possessing the body of a toddler. Sequel to the supernatural comedy, starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson.

Cast & Crew

Dr Peter Venkman Bill Murray
Dr Raymond Stantz Dan Aykroyd
Dana Barrett Sigourney Weaver
Dr Egon Spengler Harold Ramis
Louis Tully Rick Moranis
Winston Zeddemore Ernie Hudson
Janine Melnitz Annie Potts
Janosz Poha Peter MacNicol
Judge Harris Yulin
Mayor David Margulies
Hardemeyer Kurt Fuller
Prosecutor Janet Margolin
Director Ivan Reitman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia PicturesGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Comedy