- 1 hr 47 min
In Ghostbusters, three scientists in New York City, Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), find themselves out of work after their university funding is cut. They decide to turn their expertise in parapsychology into a business by starting a ghost-catching service called Ghostbusters.
As they begin to catch ghosts and gain popularity, they get tangled up in a larger supernatural problem when a strange paranormal energy begins to intensify in the city, causing a variety of hauntings and disturbances. They are soon hired by a wealthy socialite, Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver), whose apartment building is under attack by otherworldly forces.
As they investigate the situation, they discover that an ancient demonic entity, Gozer, is planning to enter their world and destroy humanity. The Ghostbusters must put a stop to Gozer and save the city from an apocalyptic fate.
Throughout the movie, the witty banter between the characters, particularly Venkman, provides comedic relief from the tension and terror of the supernatural occurrences. The film incorporates elements of horror, comedy, and science-fiction, making it a unique and memorable experience.
Directed by Ivan Reitman and featuring an iconic theme song, Ghostbusters became a worldwide phenomenon upon its release in 1984. It spawned a sequel, an animated television series, comic books, video games, and a recent reboot in 2016.
Ghostbusters is a classic film that continues to captivate audiences with its blend of humor and horror, its strong ensemble cast, and its enduring legacy as a cultural icon.
As the Ghostbusters famously proclaim, "We're ready to believe you."
Ghostbusters is a 1984 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8 and a MetaScore of 71.