Ghostbusters 2

Ghostbusters 2

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Director: Ivan Reitman

Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver


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Ivan Reitman's sequel to the phenomenally successful Ghostbusters is looser and more self-assured than the original. The film opens with a title reading "Five Years Later" and finds the ghostbusters living in hard times. A restraining order has forbidden the boys to partake in paranormal warfare, and…  See more details below


Ivan Reitman's sequel to the phenomenally successful Ghostbusters is looser and more self-assured than the original. The film opens with a title reading "Five Years Later" and finds the ghostbusters living in hard times. A restraining order has forbidden the boys to partake in paranormal warfare, and as a result they have had to seek other lines of work. Ray (Dan Aykroyd) and Winston (Ernie Hudson) spend their time performing at children's' birthday parties, and Egon (Harold Ramis) is busy conducting experiments investigating the effect of human emotions on the environment, leaving ghostbusting behind. Venkman (Bill Murray) and Dana (Sigourney Weaver) have split up. Venkman now hosts a local cable show called "The World of the Psychic." Dana, now divorced and the mother of a little baby named Oscar, works as an art restorer in a museum -- and this is where the plot kicks in. While Dana is restoring a portrait of a 16th-century tyrant by the name of Vigo the Carpathian, the portrait becomes hexed. The evil Vigo wants to return to life by taking over the body of Dana's little child. Vigo has enlisted Dana's boss, Janosz Poha (Peter MacNicol), to compel Dana to cooperate. Soon dirty sludge and slime flow through the streets of Manhattan, and the ghostbusters have to reunite to save the city from a funky paranormal evil.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
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Special Features

Contains 2 episodes from the animated Series; "The Real Ghostbusters: Citizen Ghost"; "The Real Ghostbusters: Partner in Slime"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Murray Peter Venkman
Dan Aykroyd Raymond Stantz
Sigourney Weaver Dana Barrett
Harold Ramis Egon Spengler
Rick Moranis Louis Tully
Ernie Hudson Winston Zeddmore
Peter MacNicol Janosz Poha
David Margulies Mayor of New York
Wilhelm von Homburg Vigo
Harris Yulin Judge
Kurt Fuller Hardemeyer
Janet Margolin Prosecutor
Christopher Neame Maitre d'
Cheech Marin Dock Supervisor
Judy Ovitz Slimed Restaurant Patron
Henry J. Deutschendorf Baby Oscar
Angelo di Mascio Restaurant Cop
Robert Ditillio Spectator
Peter Papageorgiou Spectator
Annie Potts Janine Melnitz
William T. Deutschendorf Baby Oscar
Olivia Ward Meter Maid
Mordecai Lawner Man with a Ticket
Susan Boehm Young Woman on Crutches
Mary Ellen Trainor Brownstone Mother
Christopher Villasenor Brownstone Boy
Jason Reitman Brownstone Boy
Aaron Lustig Norman, the Producer
Page Leong Spengler's Assistant
Mark Schneider Arguing Couple
Valery Pappas Arguing Couple
Catherine Reitman Girl with Puppy
Dave Florek 1st Cop
Richard Foronjy Con Ed Supervisor
George Wilbur Bailiff
Sharon Kramer Stenographer
Walter Flanagan Rudy, the Museum Guard
Bobby Brown Mayor's Doorman
Robert Alan Beuth Store Manager
Ralph Monaco Police Sergeant
Ron Cummins Police Lieutenant
Yvette Cruise Maria, Dana's Maid
John Hammil Detective
Ray Glanzmann Detective
Alex Zimmerman Detective
Brian Doyle-Murray Psychiatrist
Louise Troy Woman with Fur Coat
Douglas Seale Plaza Hotel Man
Ben Stein Public Works Official
Erik Holland Fire Commissioner
Philip Baker Hall Police Commissioner
Tom Dugan Restaurant Cop
Kevin Dunn Venkman's Talk Show Guest (uncredited)
Chloe Webb Venkman's Talk Show Guest (uncredited)
Michael P. Moran Frank, the Doorman

Technical Credits
Ivan Reitman Director,Producer
Steve Abrams Makeup
Stephen Abrums Makeup
Dan Aykroyd Screenwriter
Bernie Brillstein Executive Producer
Donn Cambern Editor
Cheryl Carasik Set Decoration/Design
Michael Chapman Cinematographer
Michael Chinich Casting
Joe Day Special Effects
Thomas A. Duffield Art Director
Randy Edelman Score Composer
John M. Elliott Makeup
Jammie Friday Animator
Charles Gaspar Special Effects
Gloria Gresham Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael J. Gross Executive Producer
Rick Heinrichs Set Decoration/Design
Sheldon Kahn Associate Producer,Editor
Joel Kramer Stunts
Joe Medjuck Executive Producer
Dennis Muren Special Effects
Nick Navarro Set Decoration/Design
Greg Papalia Set Decoration/Design
Harold Ramis Screenwriter
Gordon A. Webb Associate Producer
Robert W. Welch Production Designer
Dick Wood Special Effects

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ghostbusters 2
1. Start [:14]
2. "World of Psychic" [7:29]
3. Dr. Janosz Poha [3:59]
4. Ray's Occult Books [1:39]
5. Investigating Oscar [1:44]
6. Late-Night Excavation [5:40]
7. Vigo Commands [1:27]
8. Down the Shaft [1:19]
9. Great Blackout of 1989 [1:39]
10. Their Day in Court [2:10]
11. The Scoleri Brothers [5:09]
12. Two in the Box [1:16]
13. Mood Slime [5:16]
14. A Tub Full of Slime [5:25]
15. Peter's Place [3:25]
16. Vigo 101 [1:42]
17. Fire-Trapped [6:26]
18. In the Tunnel [:04]
19. Scaring the Straights [2:32]
20. Kidnapping Oscar [7:50]
21. Tenth Level of Hell [7:01]
22. No Dent [5:42]
23. The Statue of Liberty [5:18]
24. A Harbor Chick [1:45]
25. Breaking and Entering [2:57]
26. Ghostbusters Vs. Vigo [2:12]
27. The Fith Ghostbuster [1:14]
28. World Is Safe Again [3:07]


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Ghostbusters 2 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Five years after the first film and the Ghostbusters are back together in a film which after the frenetic energy of it's predecessor is a much calmer beast. The performances from the regulars are watchable as before however it's Peter McNichols performance as Dana Barrett's art museum boss which is the stand out with some of the funniest lines of the film ''Why Am I drippings with goo?'' and his immeadiate disdain for Peter Venkman with the line ''I have seen you on the television...quite enjoy.'' After a strong first third of the film (after the courtroom scenes) it does slow down a little but doesen't make it any less watchable. The special effects are excellent and the script by stars Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis - despite some repetitive elements from the first film - is nevertheless enthralling concerning a slime substance that feeds off positive and negative emotions. Overall an acceptable sequel to one of the biggest films of the 1980's and one which will please GB fans and casuals alike.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever cut your toe nails just a wee bit too short? And for several days, there was this kind of sensitve, painful feeling in your feet? Yes, so have I. This film reminds me of that feeling on ten toes. Bill Muarry deserves cred. But, this film is a crime against humanity so that those guilty should be tried in a cage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago