Monday, May 7, 2012


1984 Supernatural Sci-Fi Comedy Film

Director: Ivan Reitman

Writer: Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis

Cinematography: László Kovács

Running time: 105 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: They ain't afraid of no ghost.

Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman
Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond "Ray" Stantz
Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett
Harold Ramis as Dr. Egon Spengler
Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore
Rick Moranis as Louis Tully
Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz
William Atherton as Walter Peck
David Margulies as Mayor Lenny
Slavitza Jovan as Gozer
Paddi Edwards as Gozer (voice)
Ivan Reitman as the voice of Zuul and Slimer
Alice Drummond as the Librarian at the New York Public Library
Jennifer Runyon as an ESP volunteer

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

  1. Saturn Award-Best Fantasy Film-Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
  2. BAFTA Film Award-Best Original Song Ray Parker Jr.-BAFTA Awards
  3. Golden Screen-Warner/Columbia-Golden Screen, Germany
  4. Young Artist Award-Best Family Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy-Young Artist Awards

In the DVD commentary, Ivan Reitman says he received a call from William Atherton complaining that the movie ruined his life. The character of Walter Peck was so hated that people would talk Atherton as if they were giving the character Peck a piece of their mind. Apparently more than once, physical fights had been started with Atherton in bars.



5 star out of 5 stars

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