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Ghostbusters II (1989, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd)

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Five years after the events of the original Ghostbusters film, the cast of Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Rick Moranis are reunited for this trip back to the world of ghouls and ectoplasmic sludge.

The team has been plagued by lawsuits, court orders and accusations of fraud and now lead lives of semi-obscurity. Dr Raymond Stantz (Aykroyd) and Winston Zeddemore (Hudson) eke out humiliating existences as children’s party entertainers, while Dr Peter Venkman (Murray) has been reduced to fronting a second-rate cable TV show, The World of Psychic .

When Venkman’s old flame Dana Barrett (Weaver), now a single mother with a young baby and an art restorer at the Manhattan Art Museum, finds her pram speeding away from her with paranormal force, she calls in her old friends to discover the cause. They uncover a river of ectoplasm bubbling in the New York sewers created by the negative feelings of the city’s inhabitants and heralding doom for them all. Meanwhile, Dana’s boss Janosz (MacNichol) has a dastardly plan of his own as, possessed by the spirit of Vigo, a 16th Century Carpathian tyrant featured in a museum portrait, he is ordered to kidnap a baby and deliver it to Vigo’s spirit on New Year’s Eve so he can be reborn and rule the world. The Ghostbusters face the task of rescuing Dana’s baby from peril and encouraging New Yorkers to share the spirit of the season in order to banish the ectoplasm.

production details
USA | 108 minutes | 1989

Director: Ivan Reitman
Script: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis,

cast
Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman
Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond Stantz
Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett
Harold Ramis as Dr. Egon Spengler
Rick Moranis as Louis Tully
Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore
Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz
Peter MacNicol as Dr. Janosz Poha
Harris Yulin as Judge Wexler
David Margulies as Mayor Lenny
Kurt Fuller as Jack Hardemeyer
Janet Margolin as The Prosecutor
Wilhelm von Homburg as Vigo
Mary Ellen Trainor as Brownstone Mother
Chloe Webb as Elaine
Kevin Dunn as Milton Angland
Brian Doyle-Murray as Psychiatrist
Max von Sydow as Vigo (voice)
Ben Stein as Public Works Official
Michael P. Moran as Frank the Doorman
George P. Wilbur as Bailiff
Cheech Marin as Dock Supervisor
Philip Baker Hall as Police Commissioner

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