Director: Ivan Reitman - Canadian Director/Producer
Theatrical Release: 1984
Rated: PG (MPAA)
Length: 105 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
When Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murrary) and his Columbia University colleagues (Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson) are kicked out of their prestigious academic posts, they start a private practice as professional ghost-catchers. Although the three parascientists are idle for awhile, their television advertisements finally pay off when beautiful Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) contracts them. It seems her apartment has become the entryway for ghastly ghosts and goofy ghouls hellbent on terrorizing New York City. Soon they're going to her rescue, trying to rid the city of the slimy creatures. GHOSTBUSTERS hit US screens in June of 1984 and went on to become one of the most successful comedy films of all time, spawning a sequel and a popular animated series.;
Ernie Hudson - American actor, GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
Rick Moranis - Canadian comic actor, SCTV
Bill Murray - American actor, LOST IN TRANSLATION, MEATBALLS
Annie Potts - American TV/Film actress, DESIGNING WOMEN
Harold Ramis - Actor/Writer/Director
Ivan Reitman - Canadian Director/Producer
Joe Medjuck - Producer/Executive
"...It's Murray's picture, as the popular comedian deadpans, ad libs and does an endearing array of physical schtick....Weaver is deliciously sexy..."
"GHOSTBUSTERS is still a rounded, rousing entertainment."
"What turned GHOSTBUSTERS into a classic was director Ivan Reitman's ability to stir genuine ghoulish scares into the clever dialogue and funny bits."
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "An 80s phenomenon and classic comedy, with Bill Murray upstaging everything in his path..."
4 stars out of 5 -- "The leads' chemistry is almost, well, spooky, Dan Aykroyd's nerdy enthusiasm rubbing deliciously against a persona-perfect turn from Bill Murray..."