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Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 15 July 2016 (USA)
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Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

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Paul Feig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Woods ... Tour Guide Garrett
Kristen Wiig ... Erin Gilbert
Ed Begley Jr. ... Ed Mulgrave
Charles Dance ... Harold Filmore
John Milhiser ... Higgins Student
Ben Harris ... Higgins Student
Melissa McCarthy ... Abby Yates
Karan Soni ... Bennie
Kate McKinnon ... Jillian Holtzmann
Bess Rous ... Gertrude Aldridge Ghost
Steve Higgins ... Dean
Leslie Jones ... Patty Tolan
Neil Casey ... Rowan North
Dave Allen ... Electrocuted Ghost (as Dave Gruber Allen)
Katie Dippold ... Rental Agent
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Storyline

Paranormal researcher Abby Yates and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for supernatural action and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghostbusters 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$144,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,018,755, 17 July 2016

Gross USA:

$128,350,574

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$229,147,509
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| DTS (DTS: X)| IMAX 6-Track | Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bill Murray says "Atta girl!" to Kristen Wiig. He previously said the same thing in Scrooged (1988) See more »

Goofs

When Martin Heiss visits the new office, he sits down. In the window behind him, you can see the reflection of a camera light flashing off and on. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tour Guide Garrett: The Aldridge Mansion is the only 19th century home in New York City preserved both inside and out. At the time of its construction, it was one of the most elegant homes in existence featuring every luxury including a face bidet and an anti-Irish security fence.
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll you see Kevin dancing and the crowd following his actions. The credits move left to right and change color in reaction to his dancing. Slimer appears at some points and moves. See more »

Alternate Versions

Extended BluRay version is 2hs 13 mins long. See more »

Connections

Featured in La otra película: Cazafantasmas (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 1, No. 2 - Menuetto
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
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Just not worth the time or the energy to sit through...Absolutely unwatchable.
22 May 2019 | by DarwinskidSee all my reviews

Poorly written, averagely directed, averagely acted(outside of Kate McKinnon), and just coming across as a huge middle finger to fans of the original movies it's a wonder how this scored so well with the critics.

Nothing really works in this reboot, there is very little chemistry between the four leads, the villain is a joke and cannot be taken any bit seriously, the effects work is ridiculously weak for a 2016 theatrical release, the humor ranges from awkward to unbelievably childish with no attempt to be either clever or creative, it does not help much that the music is also way too bombastic and loud that it just hurts whatever atmosphere the filmmakers were aspiring to create.

I wish I could say this was just average but its not even close to that.


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