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Ghostbusters- A review to celebrate it's 30th Anniversary

Updated on October 15, 2014

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A great classic comedy turns 30! Do you remember the first time that you saw this?

This year, many will think of this movie and remember the theme song that became a number 1 smash hit. Some will remember the crazy and unforgettable one liners. And others will remember how this over the top cast interacted with the paranormal and each other.

Here is the original at a great price!

Who can you call? Don't miss all of the celebrity cameos!

Here is the plot.

A smart mouthed and unethical scientist (Bill Murray) recruits two of his colleagues to start a business. Being that they are experts in the paranormal, the business is named Ghost Busters!

One crazy event after another leads to an end of the world scenario, and the Ghost Busters will be tested like never before. They add some size and brawn, when the hire Winston, (Ernie Hudson) and gear up for an epic battle. An evil, prehistoric demigod named Zeul, a more evil ruler named Gozer and of course the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man team up to wipe out the Ghost Busters and take over our world! But don't worry, Dr. Venkman has a plan. Alright, worry! But then, sit down, relax and enjoy one of the funniest roller coaster adventures to ever come from the Saturday Night Live cast. This was an awesome movie filled with action, scary, edge of your seat moments, and great comedic performances! I hope you watch it again this month, and relive the zany memories! Better yet, try to see it with someone who never has!

I give it 4 1/2 out of five buckets of slime!

Dress up this year to honor the anniversary! Why not?

Some of the better one liners!

Bill Murray as he usually does, had a lot over the top and unsurvivable quotes while trying to save New York from an awful fate. Some of the other quotes were good too. Do you remember these?

Bill Murray- "..human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... MASS HYSTERIA!"

" O.K. this chick is toast!" "What no kiss?" " Ya you usually don't see that kind of behavior from a major appliance" "We came we saw" "yes Your Honor it is true, this man..." "Back off man! I am a scientist" "Ray, when ever anyone asks if you are a god, say yes!"

Ernie Hudson- " I have seen ... that would turn you white!"

There are many others. What were your favorites?

The cast of characters.

The chemistry is this movie was outstanding. This was a great example of how to create a cast for a unique movie, and I have not seen many that did it better.

Bill Murray leads the great team with Sigourney Weaver, Dan Akroyd, the late and great Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts, as the disrespectful secretary. Of course, William Atherton plays a stiff, unlikable, jerk, as he always does! He was worse in this than he was in Die Hard!

The reactions to Bill Murray's bizarre actions and statements were perfect. That was obviously one of the many things that makes this one of the best to survive the 80's!

Goofs and other antic dotes.

Goofs are mistakes during the making of a movie that make the final cut. I think they add intrigue and humor to any movie.

One big goof-

When they first tried to zap Slimer, the wall paper behind him got burned just before they discharged their weapons.


-As revealed in an interview with Mix Magazine Online the hit song 'Ghostbusters' was created 4:30 in the morning when after almost 2 long days of trying to create a song Ray Parker Jr. saw a commercial for a drain company that reminded him of a scene from the film. That commercial helped him coin the popular line "Who you gonna call?"

-Very few of the scenes were actually filmed as scripted! Billy Murray "ad libbed" through the whole movie.

- On, the scene, Dan Akroyk referred to Slimer as John Belushi's Ghost!

The numbers-


$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,612,564 (USA) (8 June 1984)


$229,242,989 (USA) (12 September 2014)

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    • Genna East profile image

      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This is such an iconic film...great fun with a combination of talent and imagination that we don't see too often any more. Loved this article. It brought a smile to my face.

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      MikeSyrSutton 3 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Thanks for stopping by! I will check out your blog.

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      Retro LadyLand 3 years ago

      Loved this... You should pop over to my blog and check out my interview with Robin Shelby... Slimer to you and me and find out exactly how hot it was in that costume... Also coming up next week an interview with Jennifer Runyon, who played... well... Jennifer... Oh and loads of other interviews with some cool retro stars!

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      MikeSyrSutton 3 years ago from An uncharted galaxy


      Thank you so much!

      This was done so well that generations to come will regard it like the greats from the past. It has to be ranked with anything that Abbott and Costello, and the Marx Brothers did. I also rank it with Airplane and Bringing up Baby!

      You are the AWESOME one!

      Its an honor to have your comments!

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Who ya gonna call? Mike to get your ghost busters fix! Great hub Mike, fun to read and fun to remember.

      My five year old grandson is upset because his new friend likes Ghostbusters instead of Mario...if he only knew!

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.