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Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 15 July 2016 (USA)
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Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

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Cast

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Tour Guide Garrett
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Harold Filmore
John Milhiser ...
Higgins Student
Ben Harris ...
Higgins Student
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Bennie
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Gertrude Aldridge Ghost
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Dean
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Electrocuted Ghost (as Dave Gruber Allen)
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Rental Agent
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Storyline

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

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Rated PG-13 for supernatural action and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$144,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,018,755 (USA) (15 July 2016)

Gross:

$128,344,089 (USA) (4 November 2016)
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Trivia

Melissa McCarthy and Dan Aykroyd previously co-starred together in Tammy (2014). See more »

Goofs

When Erin first meets Holtzmann, Holtzmann is wearing green gloves. She takes off one glove but then both gloves appear in her jacket pocket. The position of the gloves varies between shots as well. See more »

Quotes

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Tour Guide: The Aldridge Mansion is the only 19th century home in New York City preserved both inside and out. At the time of its construction, it was one of the most elegant homes in existence featuring every luxury including a face bidet and an anti-Irish security fence.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, after the final logo, you see the girls in their lab. Patty has on a headset and is listening to an audio tape, repeating one section several times. Erin asks if she has something. Patty answers, "What's Zuul?" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Ghostbusters (2016) (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Ghostbusters (I'm Not Afraid)
Written by Ray Parker Jr. (as Ray Parker, Jr.) and Missy Elliott
Performed by Fall Out Boy featuring Missy Elliott
Produced by Patrick Stump
Fall Out Boy appear courtesy of Island Records
Missy Elliott appears courtesy of Gold Mind Inc. / Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Strong start; flat ending; good for some chuckles
23 December 2016 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Ghostbusters is a moderately amusing action comedy, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones as an all- female team of haunter huntresses.

How much you enjoy the movie (assuming you can get over any predispositions) depends mostly on whether you like Director Paul Feig's style and writing. I personally like the cheeky sense of humor intermixed with gags and visual humor.

Having said that, the movie becomes a bit too heavily dependent on slapstick towards the end, and forgettable CGI action sequences do little to enhance the experience. Which is a shame, because the introduction and build up of the team is pretty well done.

All in all, Ghostbusters is not going to win any awards or birth a beloved new franchise. But much to the disappointment of its many detractors, it's not nearly as bad of a movie as they hoped. It's certainly fun enough for an evening's entertainment.


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