Ghostbusters

1984

Ivan Reitman
Director
Columbia Pictures
Studio

One of the best comedies of the 80s, with a great concept and a wonderful ensemble cast. Highly recommended. Quickly followed by an excellent animated series, a so-so sequel, and an unnecessary reboot/remake thirty years later.

Fun game: take a drink every time you see a can of Coke on screen, and you'll be blotto by the third reel.

Much of the background info on deleted scenes, etc. is from Paul Rudoff's excellent Spook Central website, one of the most in-depth movie fansites I've ever seen. Any errors are mine alone, though.

-Dave W.



7th June 1984
Cinema



105 mins
2.35:1

Ghostbusters (Special Edition)
29th June 1999
DVD



105 mins
2.35:1




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Bill Murray
Dr. Peter Venkman
Bill Murray
Dr. Peter Venkman
Dan Aykroyd
Dr. Raymond Stantz
Dan Aykroyd
Dr. Raymond Stantz
Sigourney Weaver
Dana Barrett
Sigourney Weaver
Zuul, the Gatekeeper
Harold Ramis
Dr. Egon Spengler
Harold Ramis
Dr. Egon Spengler
Rick Moranis
Louis Tully
Rick Moranis
Vinz Clortho, the Keymaster
Annie Potts
Janine Melnitz
Annie Potts
Janine Melnitz
William Atherton
Walter Peck
William Atherton
Walter Peck
Ernie Hudson
Winston Zeddemore
Ernie Hudson
Winston Zeddemore
David Margulies
Lenny, the Mayor
Steven Tash
Male Student
Jennifer Runyon
Jennifer, Female Student
Slavitza Jovan
Gozer
Michael Ensign
Hotel Manager
Alice Drummond
Librarian
Jordan Charney
Dean Yeager
Timothy Carhart
Violinist
John Rothman
Roger Delacorte, Library Adminstrator
Tom McDermott
Mike, the Archbishop
Roger Grimsby
Himself
Larry King
Himself
Joe Franklin
Himself
Casey Kasem
Himself (Voice Only)
John Ring
John, Fire Commissioner
Norman Matlock
Police Commissioner
Joe Cirillo
Police Captain
Joe Schmieg
Police Sergeant
Reginald VelJohnson
Jail Guard
(as Reginald Vel Johnson)
Rhoda Gemignani
Real Estate Woman
Murray Rubin
Man at Elevator
Larry Dilg
Con Edison Man
Danny Stone
Coachman
Patty Dworkin
Woman at Party
Jean Kasem
Tall Woman at Party
Lenny Del Genio
Doorman
Frances E. Nealy
Chambermaid
Sam Moses
Hot Dog Vendor
Christopher Wynkoop
TV Reporter (Roy Brady)
Winston May
Businessman in Cab
Tommy Hollis
Mayor's Aide
Eda Reiss Merin
Louis's Neighbor
(as Eda Reis Merin)
Ric Mancini
Policeman at Apartment
(as Rick Mancini)
Kathryn Janssen
Mrs Van Hoffman
(called Mrs. Van Houten in dialogue)
Stanley Grover
Reporter
Carol Ann Henry
Reporter
James Hardie
Reporter
(as James Hardy)
Frantz Turner
Reporter
(as Frances Turner)
Nancy Kelly
Reporter
Paul Trafas
Ted Fleming
Cheryl Birchenfield
Annette Fleming
Ruth Oliver
Library Ghost
Kymberly Herrin
Dream Ghost
(as Kym Herrin)
Joe Medjuck
Man in Library Reading Room
Murray Bandel
Extra - NY Public Library
Unknown 7175-01
Extra Outside Library
Willow Hale
Student at Columbia University
Unknown 7175-02
Removal Man
(I don't think this is Jim Belushi)
Unknown 7175-03
Removal Man
Unknown 7175-01
Extra On Street Outside Bank
Ivan Reitman
Voice: Zuul
Unknown 7175-04
Man Getting Poked by Ray
Mark Bryan Wilson
Slimer
Ivan Reitman
Voice: Slimer
Unknown 7175-05
Donald, Hotel Manager's Assistant
Unknown 7175-06
Bearded Man Behind Reporter
(Could this be Rob Zombie?)
Michael McWillie
Man on USA Today Cover
Glenis Wootton Gross
Woman on USA Today Cover
Michael C. Gross
Man on Time Magazine Cover
Joe Medjuck
Man on Street Passing Egon
Unknown 7175-07
Marv, Party Guest
Debbie Gibson
Birthday Girl in Tavern on the Green
Unknown 7175-08
Man with C&D Order
Ron Jeremy
Bystander Watching Containment Unit Breach
Matteo Cafiso
Boy at Hot Dog Stand
Larry Bilzerian
Prisoner
Mario Todisco
Prisoner
Frank Rivers
Prisoner
Unknown 7175-09
Prisoner
Unknown 7175-10
Prisoner
Unknown 7175-11
Prisoner
Unknown 7175-12
Prisoner
Unknown 7175-13
Prisoner
Unknown 7175-14
Prisoner
Unknown 7175-15
Prisoner
Unknown 7175-16
Prisoner
Frank Patton
City Hall Cop
Unknown 7175-17
City Official
John De Bello
Policeman in Mayor's Office
(I think)
Eldo Ray Estes
Very Excited Spectator
Paddi Edwards
Voice: Gozer
Harrison Ray
Terror Dog
Terri Hardin
Terror Dog
Bill Bryan
Mr. Stay Puft
Joseph Marzano
Man in Taxi
Charles Levin
Roy, Newlywed Groom
(deleted scene)
Wendy Goldman
Newlywed Bride
(deleted scene)
Unknown 7175-18
Cop Attempting to Ticket Ecto-1
(deletred scene)
Bill Murray
First Bum (Robert Learned Coombs)
(deleted scene)
Dan Aykroyd
Second Bum (Harlan Bojay)
(deleted scene)
Unknown 7175-19
Fort Detmerring Park Ranger
(deleted scene)
Bill Couch
Stunt Coordinator
Tony Kahana
Stunts
Dan Plum
Stunts
Tony Brubaker
Stunts
Peter Bucossi
Stunts
Steven Burnett
Stunts
Lisa Cain
Stunts
Tony Cecere
Stunts
Joe Cirillo
Stunts
Lisa Dalton
Stunts
Steve Dash
Stunt Double: William Atherton
Diamond Farnsworth
Stunts
Gene Harrison
Stunts
Larry Holt
Stunts
Julius LeFlore
Stunts
Bill McIntosh
Stunts
Tom Morga
Stunt Double: Harold Ramis
Stunts
Shawn O'Neil
Stunts
Debby Lynn Ross
Stunts
Gregg Smrz
Stunts
George P. Wilbur
Stunts
Bob Yerkes
Stunts
World Trade Center
Empire State Building

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