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Ghost Busters

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 1984
  • Ivan Reitman
  • 146 mins
  • PG

Summary

Supernatural comedy starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver and Dan Aykroyd. Three university professors researching parapsychology set up in business for themselves when their grant is withdrawn, and soon realise there's a burgeoning market for "ghost busters" in New York City.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

The often dazzling, special effects-driven slapstick tends to overshadow the fact that there are some slyer, more sophisticated laughs on offer in this blockbusting family comedy. Bill Murray is terrifically deadpan and sleazy as the dubious leader of a company of ghost busters (also comprising the film's co-writers, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, plus Ernie Hudson) who are called into action when ancient spirits are let loose in New York. Sigourney Weaver shows an admirably light touch as a possessed cellist, and Rick Moranis also scores in his breakthrough movie. Director Ivan Reitman stages some spectacular set pieces, including an enjoyably daft finale with a giant marshmallow man.

Credits

Cast

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Dr Peter VenkmanBill Murray
Dr Raymond StantzDan Aykroyd
Dana BarrettSigourney Weaver
Dr Egon SpenglerHarold Ramis
Louis TullyRick Moranis
Janine MelnitzAnnie Potts
Winston ZeddemoreErnie Hudson
Walter PeckWilliam Atherton
MayorDavid Margulies
Dean YeagerJordan Charney
Hotel managerMichael Ensign
GozerSlavitza Jovan
LibrarianAlice Drummond
Library ghostRuth Oliver
Mrs Van HoffmanKathryn Janssen
AnnetteCheryl Birchfield

Crew

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DirectorIvan Reitman

Details

Theatrical distributor
Park Circus
Released on
2014-10-24
Languages
English | Hebrew | Hebrew
Guidance
Edited for violence and language
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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