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Ghostbusters II (1989)


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The ghostbusters are on the bones of their arses. Venkman is presenting a psychic programme on a minor TV station, Spengler is doing research into emotions and Ray and Winston are doing children’s parties. But when Dana’s bath tries to eat her baby it is time for them to get together and deal with a new threat. They discover a river of evil slime under the city and in the art museum, where Dana is restoring paintings, the image of an evil sorcerer proves to be  more than just an image.


The gang get together. Spooky events take place, the guys plunge into the under city slime river, the painting shows signs of life. Dana takes refuge in Venkman’s apartment and they start to get together again. The ghostbusters plead with the mayor to do something but he dismisses them, and they are put in strait jackets in an asylum . Ghosts start to take over the city and slime appears everywhere. They find a means of creating good feeling in the population. There is nothing offensive in this film – maybe one of its problems.

A View This outing was not as well liked as the original, seeming to lack humour, and this is said to be due to the fact that a cartoon series of Ghostbusters had been a hit with young children, so they considered the chance that many children would want to see it. Even so it was a financial success and probably a watch if you have seen the first one.
Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) PG
Source of story Could be said to be the continuing story.
Director Ivan Reitman
Writers/Script Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Peter MacNicol, Harris Yulin, David Margulies,
Additional Info Wilhelm von Homburg, who played the sorcerer, Vigo, was angry to find that he had been dubbed by Max von Sydow

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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