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Ghostbusters II (1989)

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

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Baby Oscar (as Hank Deutschendorf)
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Five years after the events of the first film, the Ghostbusters have been plagued by lawsuits and court orders, and their once-lucrative business is bankrupt. However, when Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement only to be promptly arrested. The Ghostbusters discover that New York is once again headed for supernatural doom, with a river of ectoplasmic slime bubbling beneath the city and an ancient sorcerer attempting to possess Dana's baby and be born anew. Can the Ghostbusters quell the negative emotions feeding the otherworldly threat and stop the world from being slimed? Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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The Superstars of the Supernatural are back. And this time, it's no marshmallow roast. See more »


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16 June 1989 (USA)  »

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$37,000,000 (estimated)

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$112,494,738 (USA)
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Trivia

Third and final of three cinema movie collaborations of actor-comedians Rick Moranis and Harold Ramis whose last names both rhyme. The three theatrical feature films are Ghostbusters (1984), Club Paradise (1986), and Ghostbusters II (1989). All three pictures were made and first released during the 1980s decade. The pair are also both alumni of SCTV (1976) and are both seen in The Best of SCTV (1988), The Earth Day Special (1990), and SCTV Network (1981). See more »

Goofs

(at around 2 mins) The carriage with Oscar stops on First Avenue and there are shops in the background. (at around 20 mins) When the Ghostbusters are digging in the street there is now a parking lot in the background. See more »

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Louis Tully: [waits at the bus stop only to find Slimer is driving the bus] Oh, it's you.
Louis Tully: [Slimer offers Louis to come aboard the bus] Okay, but I didn't know you had your license.
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There are no opening credits, other than the title - which is represented by an animation of the movie's logo - The ghost bursting out of the first movie's barred circle logo and holding up two fingers. See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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Sequel Scares up more fun
3 January 2001 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

In this 1989 sequel to the original blockbuster, the storyline picks up 5 years later as Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) is trying to move on with her life and her new baby. Soon, ghostly forces are at work to attack her and her baby, and once again she enlists the help of the Ghostbusters. The film is a strong sequel and is almost as fun as the original, but some plot holes and loose ends make this not nearly as good. The romance of Annie Potts' Janine and Rick Moranis' Louis is funny, but there is no explanation of what happened with her romance with Egon from the first one. A lot of the story and humor is recycled from the original, but fans of the first film will definitely enjoy this above-average sequel.


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