Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 33. Ghostbusters (1984)
33. Ghostbusters [DVD] (1984)
Plot: After witnessing a ghost in a Library, a trio of parapsychology researchers—Drs. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), Raymond ‘Ray’ Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Peter Venkman (Bill Murray)—decide to go into business as ‘Ghostbusters’, a ghost extermination company.
Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) asks the team to investigate a strange occurrence in her home. While Venkman tries to get a date with her, Egon and Ray learn that Dana’s apartment building is a conduit for otherworldly energies, designed specifically to bring about the end of the word.
They’re Here To Save The World. (tagline)
Also Starring: Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson, William Atherton
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Written by: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
Length: 105 min
Gross Revenue: $280,549,539 (Worldwide)
Favorite Quote: Dr. Peter Venkman: He slimed me.
Review: I was 11 years old the first time I saw this movie. It was the first “scary” movie I’d ever seen, and scared me it did. That ghost in the library scene proved too horrifying for the little eleven-year-old Swedish me and I was plagued with nightmares for weeks.
Today I don’t find it scary, but funny and entertaining.
Nerdiest Movie Trivia: The role of Peter Venkman was originally written for John Belushi.
But it is not only funny and entertaining, Ghostbusters is also educational! Here are some of the things we learn:
1. Rick Moranis is a comedy genius.
2. Sigourney Weaver can be sexy even when possessed by a demon.
3. When told not to think of anything, don’t think of anything.
4. Although it’s very common name in Sweden, Egon is a weird name in the U.S.
5. A third Ghostbusters movie without Bill Murray is a bad idea.
6. Who you are going to call.
Oscar Count: 2 Nominations. Best Effects, Visual Effects (Richard Edlund, John Bruno, Mark Vargo, Chuck Gaspar) Best Music, Original Song (Ray Parker Jr.)
PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 34. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
- Dan Aykroyd says GHOSTBUSTERS 3 will Happen with or without Bill Murray (geektyrant.com)
- You Have Dan Aykroyd’s Word – Ghostbusters 3 Is Happening! (lukewilliamss.wordpress.com)
- “Ghostbusters 3” är på G med eller utan Bill Murray (aftonbladet.se)