Questions tagged [ghostbusters]

Ghostbusters is a 1984 American supernatural comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

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Is there a connection between IT and Ghostbusters?

Is there a connection between the monster from IT and Gozer the Gozerian from Ghostbusters (1984)? Both are inter-dimensional, shape-shifting monsters who take the shape of whatever their prey thinks ...
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Why were the Ghostbusters disbanded?

At the end of Ghostbusters, we see the titular team save the day by crossing the streams and destroying Gozer's form. Five years later, in Ghostbusters II, they've been disbanded, sued by the city for ...
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Does Egon actually collect Spores, Molds, and Fungus?

When Janine is trying to chat up Egon in Ghostbusters, he responds with: I collect spores, moulds and fungus. However, there's no mycological samples or equipment visible in the Fire Station. We'...
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What does JL5 mean?

In Ghostbusters 2, on the side of Ecto-1, the number displayed is “JL5-2020”. What is JL5? Was/is that a NYC phone system design, or something used in the 80s during the era of landlines?
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Why didn't the Ghostbusters reply to the rector?

In Ghostbusters (1984), when they return to the University, the rector informs them that they are expelled, because the school doesn't want to finance their activities anymore. Anyway, in the ...
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What were Egon and Ray working on at the university?

We get to see Peter's negative reinforcement experiment with the flash cards in Ghostbusters, and I assume that is a study related to his degrees in psychology and parapsychology. Do we ever find out ...
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Why was Egon underneath Janine's desk?

Why was Egon underneath Janine's desk in this scene in Ghostbusters? (Ghostbusters HQ - Inside) (Janine Melnitz, the receptionist, sits at her desk reading a magazine. Peter walks up to her.) ...
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“I find her interesting because…she sleeps above her covers…”

The line is Bill Murray as Venkman in Ghostbusters: I find her interesting because she's a client and because she sleeps above her covers. Four feet above her covers! I was thirteen or so when I ...
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Were all the ghosts in the Ghost Busters movie 'evil'?

As per the title, is there any evidence that some of the ghosts in the Ghostbusters movies were benign? For clarification, 'evil' in the respect that all seemed to go out of their way to terrorise ...
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Is Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters a narcissist?

The scientist Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) from Ghostbusters has a very interesting personality, he is always flirting with female clients and is more laid back it seems than the other Ghostbusters. ...