Review Ghostbusters (1984)

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  1. Doctor Omega

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    Ghostbusters, the first film in the series, is a 1984 sci-fi comedy film about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists. After they are fired from Columbia University, they start their own business investigating and capturing ghosts. Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson, it was released in the United States on June 8, 1984. The film grossed approximately 240 million US$ in the United States and over $50 million abroad during its theatrical run, more than the domestic gross of the second Indiana Jones installment, making it the most successful film in America that year (after re-releases), and one of the most successful comedies of the 1980s. The American Film Institute ranked it 28th in its list of the top 100 comedies of all time IGN voted Ghostbusters the greatest comedy ever in 2005.[7]The TV Channel Bravo ranked Ghostbusters number 28 on their 100 Funniest Movies list in 2006.





    and then there was that song, of course....

     
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  2. Hux

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    Forever a classic.

    Shame about the remake.
     
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  3. Doctor Omega

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    And, if one can't be bothered to watch the entire original film....



     
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    I thought it (the original) was laced with great humour and some terrific, sardonic wit (especially from a deadpan Murray). It's perfect family entertainment. Shame about the sequel and remake.
     
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    Adored the original!
     
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    A combination of the right cast with the right script at the right time. Lightning in a bottle which couldn't be recaptured as proved by both the sequel and the reboot.
     
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  7. TheSowIsMine

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    Fantastic movie.
     

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