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Ghostbusters    ( Cadillac Miller-Meteor )      1959


Ghostbusters is a 1984 American supernatural comedy film directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. It stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as three eccentric parapsychologists in New York City who start a ghost-catching business. Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis co-star as a potential client and her neighbor.






Bill MurrayBill Murray
Dr. Peter Venkman
Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd
Dr. Raymond Stantz
Sigourney WeaverSigourney Weaver
Dana Barrett
Harold RamisHarold Ramis
Dr. Egon Spengler
Rick MoranisRick Moranis
Louis Tully
Annie PottsAnnie Potts
Janine Melnitz

If there’s something strange
In your neighborhood
Who you gonna call
If there’s something weird
And it don’t look good
Who you gonna call
I ain’t afraid of no ghost
I ain’t afraid of no ghost
If you’re seeing things
Running through your head
Who can you call
An invisible man
Sleeping in your bed
Oh, who you gonna call

The Ectomobile, or Ecto–1 is a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor limo-style endloader combination car (ambulance conversion) used in the 1984 film Ghostbusters and other Ghostbusters fiction. The original vehicle design was the creation of Steven Dane, credited as a Hardware Consultant in the credits.

In the original movie, Stantz pays $4800 (over $9900 in 2012 dollars) for it and claims it needs a plethora of repairs. In Stantz’s own words, it needs ‘suspension work and shocks, brakes, brake pads, lining, steering box, transmission, rear end… new rings, mufflers, a little wiring….’

Originally intended by Aykroyd as a project for himself and fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus John Belushi, the film had a very different story during initial drafts. Aykroyd’s vision of ‘Ghostmashers’ traveling through time, space and other dimensions to fight large ghosts was deemed financially impractical by Reitman. Based on the director’s suggestions, Aykroyd and Ramis finalized the screenplay in May–June 1982. They had written roles specifically for Belushi, John Candy and Eddie Murphy, but were forced to change the script after Belushi died and the latter two actors would not commit to the film.

Initial release: 9 July 2016 (Hollywood)
Director: Paul Feig
Runtime: 105 min
Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
Box office: 229.1 million USD
Budget: 144 million USD (2016)
Initial DVD release: 11 October 2016

Dr. Peter Venkman: He slimed me.

Opening titles give the name of the movie as “Ghost Busters” (two words). But in nearly all media/ads and even packaging/casing for home video releases, it is spelled as “Ghostbusters” (one word).

Almost none of the scenes were filmed as scripted and, in fact, almost all of the scenes had at least one or two ad-libs. Most of Bill Murray’s lines are ad-libs.

The soundtrack to Ghostbusters was released on LP in 1984 by Arista Records.The film’s theme song, ‘Ghostbusters,’ written and performed by Ray Parker, Jr., sparked the catchphrases ‘Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!’ and ‘I ain’t afraid of no ghost.’

Dr. Egon Spengler: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you.
Dr. Peter Venkman: What?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Don’t cross the streams.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Why?
Dr. Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
Dr. Peter Venkman: I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, ‘bad’?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Dr Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Right. That’s bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.


Where Did the Ghostbusters Catch their First Ghost ?

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