DVD - 1999 | Widescreen.
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When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [1999]
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9780767896160
Branch Call Number: DVD GHOSTBU
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Peter, Ray, Winston and Egon "ain't afraid of no ghost". But were the city officials, the Environmental Protection Agency and the ghosts of the benevolent deceased right to be afraid of them?

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SnoIsleLib_GrantP Aug 23, 2017

"Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!" "Don't cross the streams." "Ah, if there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say." "There's definitely a VERY SLIM chance we'll survive." "I don't have to take this abu... Read More »

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JCLHeatherM Jun 10, 2020

The 'original ghostbusters' bring comedy to the big screen as they strive to protect New Yorkers from ghoulish baddies.

Feb 07, 2020

Despite its flaws, I feel real affection for the original Ghostbusters. How could you not? It's goofy, funny, homey - it's genuine comfort food.

VaughanPLDavidB Dec 21, 2019

The classic paranormal comedy. Let's hope Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a worthy successor to his father's great work, so we can finally forget that disastrous reboot from 2016.

Oct 30, 2019

I did not see this as a child. I have no nostalgia for it. Yet I think it's the perfect movie.

IndyPL_KaseyP Oct 29, 2018

Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ivan Reitman wrote this in a basement over a long weekend. The genius lives on until this day. In addition to being one of the funniest movies in history, it also starts with a scene in New York Public Library. So it's got my vote right there.

Sep 13, 2018

IT'S GHOSTBUSTERS!!! Show me someone who hates Ghostbusters, and I'll show you someone who is less than trustworthy. DEATH TO THE REMAKE!

Aug 04, 2017

Ghostbusters is primarily a showcase for Murray, who slinks through the movie muttering his lines in his usual cheeky fashion and getting off an occasionally hilarious crack that proves he's thoroughly enjoying himself.

Oct 19, 2016

Some laughs, but cheesy acting. Bad CGI. It still was funny.

great movie but the movie should be rated pg-13!!!

Feb 08, 2016

great throwback movie to watch with my kids.

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Janine Melnitz: "Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?"

Winston Zedimore: "Ah, if there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say."

Peter Venkman: "Ray's gone bye bye, Egon. What have you got?"
Egon Spangler: "I'm sorry, Venkman. I'm terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought."

Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

He slimed me.

EuSei Nov 13, 2012

Dan Aykroyd: “I’ve worked in the private sector. They expect results!”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

Dana Barrett: [sarcastically] Oh, good, that makes me feel so much better.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

Dr. Peter Venkman: [smiles] I don't think you're crazy.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

Dana Barrett: Well that's just great. Either I have a monster in my kitchen or I'm completely crazy.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

Dr. Peter Venkman: Well, I... I think so, but I'm sure there are no animals in there.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

Dana Barrett: Well, are you sure you're using that thing correctly?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

Dr. Peter Venkman: Well, I'm sorry, I'm just not getting any reading.

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

After losing their academic positions at Columbia University, a trio of misfit parapsychologists — Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) – establish a paranormal exterminator service known as "Ghostbusters" at a retired New York City firehouse. While still facing dire straits after setting up the company, they are summoned by the Sedgewick Hotel to investigate a haunting. At the hotel, they capture their first ghost and deposit it in a "containment unit" located in the basement of their office. Paranormal activity soon increases in New York City, and the Ghostbusters become celebrities containing it, while at the same time becoming increasingly burdened by the hectic schedule. To satisfy increased demand, they hire a fourth member, Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson).


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Sexual Content: There is a dominatrix scene and lots of sexual innuendo

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