After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.
Release Date: June 08, 1984
Writer: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
Director: Ivan Reitman
Producer: Ivan Reitman, Bernie Brillstein, Michael C. Gross, Joe Medjuck
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, William Atherton, Ernie Hudson
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Ghostbusters was released in June of 1984. The very next month, the MPAA debuted the PG-13 rating and it was used in August of 1984 for the first time (on the movie Red Dawn). If Ghostbusters had come out just a couple months later, I suspect it would have been given a PG-13 rating: some violence and language, plus lots of sexual innuendo and adult scenes involving Sigorney Weaver. But Bill Murray plus Dan Aykroyd make Ghostbusters one of the funniest and most entertaining movies of the 80's.September 14th, 2012 · Details
In fact, did you know that the American Film Institue ranked Ghostbusters #28 in its "100 Years...100 Laughs" lists of film comedies? That's big stuff, considering, we have all likely watched an old film that was hysterical back then, but upon replay--just doesn't quite work anymore. Not so with Ghostbusters. It's proven itself to be a timeless, action packed, comedy... See Full ReviewJanuary 2nd, 2014 · Details
I love Ghostbusters, it is an extremely entertaining, funny, and quotable movie! Definitely one of my favorites! As some other users here have mentioned - this is not a kid's movie! The ghosts and ghouls are realistic and scary enough to frighten younger children. There is language, though no f-words gratefully. There is violence and some explosions, as well as some sexual innuendos and a brief scene of two possessed people kissing passionately. It is pretty clear what they do next, though nothing is seen or depicted. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis show great chemistry and comic timing with the smartly written script. Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis do amazing jobs in a supporting capacity. I highly recommend this movie!December 24th, 2013 · Details
I love Ghostbusters. It's a cult classic. It's also NOT a kid's movie. It has a PG rating circa 1980, which means there's a lot more profanity in it than you remember. There's also a couple of pretty suggestive scenes, that, though your kids may not understand, they probably shouldn't see.September 24th, 2013 · Details
All characters smoke throughout which I forgot. Also some steamy scenes with sigourney weaver. The 80's ratings were more permissive I think it's fair to say.September 12th, 2012 · Details
This is of course a fun classic I think it might be a little scary for under 6 or 7 but other than that its fantastic .January 22nd, 2012 · Details
I didn't like this movie because they had some swear words. And there was a sexy woman scene where she shows off her legs. The cartoon TV show was much better than this movie.December 11th, 2011 · Details
Really fun movie. Was great for Halloween. Special affects are fairly impressive for the time as well. Totally a PG-13 movie though.
Today this film would have easily received a PG-13 rating. It's scary and there is language and some partial female nudity.
I love Ghostbusters. It's a cult classic. It's also NOT a kid's movie. It has a PG rating circa 1980, which means there's a lot more profanity in it than you remember. There's also a couple of pretty suggestive scenes, that, though your kids may not understand, they probably shouldn't see.February 16th, 2011 · Details