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The Daily Movie Quote: Ghostbusters
"We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!" - Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghost Busters (1984)
Columbia Pictures, Rated PG, 105 minutes.
Directed By: Ivan Reitman
Bill Murray - Dr. Peter Venkman
Dan Aykroyd - Dr. Raymond Stantz
Harold Ramis: - Dr. Egon Spengler
Ernie Hudson - Winston Zeddmore
Sigourney Weaver - Dana Barrett
Rick Moranis - Louis Tully
Annie Potts - Janine Melnitz
Domestic Box Office Gross: $238,632,124
Synopsis: When three scientists lose their grants, and are kicked out of Columbia University, they start a ghost extraction and termination business. What starts out as a great entrepreneurial venture turns for the worse when the forces of the ancient God Gozer seem to be more than the Ghostbusters can handle.
Fact: Had Ghostbusters had their original desired cast the change in credits would read:
John Belushi - Dr. Peter Venkman
John Candy - Louis Tully
Eddie Murphy - Winston Zeddmore
Sandra Bernhard - Janine Melnitz
Paul Rubens - Gozer
Trivia - Ghostbusters was Larry Kings film debut.
Movie Mistake: The window facing the city in Dana's apartment switches back and forth from day to night during her gate keeper possession scene.
My Take: It appears that there are two lines in this film that have made Premiere Magazines top 100 movie lines and I used neither of them. #68 "Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!" and #19 "Well, there's something you don't see every day.". I always remembered the kick ass quote and use it sparingly to this day. This was a fun movie but I never quite got the mass hysteria that went along with it. Ghostbusters was the highest grossing comedy of all time until Home Alone came along and shattered that record. Like I said, a good movie but not even close to being one of Bill Murrays top five.
Yesterday's Movie Quote: Goldfinger