Who you gonna call?

Today, 32 years ago, on June 8th 1984, Ghostbusters was released in U.S. theaters.
Directed and produced by Ivan Reitman (Meatballs, Stripes, Twins, Kindergarten Cop), written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, the movie stars  Bill Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson.

The movie went on to gross $229.2 million, making it the second highest-grossing film of 1984, behind only Beverly Hills Cop. Adjusted for inflation, Ghosbusters ranks in the top 40 highest-grossing films of all time. A 1985 re-release raised the film’s United States gross to $238.6 million ($525 million in today’s dollars), surpassing Beverly Hills Cop and making it the most successful comedy of the 80’s.

Harold Ramis died in February 2014 at the age of 69. He directed and wrote some great comedies.

Year Title Director Writer Producer Actor Role
1978 National Lampoon’s Animal House Yes
1979 Meatballs Yes
1980 Caddyshack Yes Yes
1981 Stripes Yes Yes Russell Ziskey
1983 National Lampoon’s Vacation Yes Yes Marty Moose
1984 Ghostbusters Yes Yes Dr. Egon Spengler
1986 Back to School Yes
Club Paradise Yes Yes
Armed and Dangerous Yes
1988 Caddyshack II Yes
1989 Ghostbusters II Yes Yes Dr. Egon Spengler
1991 Rover Dangerfield Yes
1993 Groundhog Day Yes Yes Yes Yes Neurologist
1995 Stuart Saves His Family Yes
1996 Multiplicity Yes Yes
1999 Analyze This Yes Yes
 2000 Bedazzled Yes Yes Yes
 2002 Analyze That Yes Yes
2005 The Ice Harvest Yes
2009 Year One Yes Yes Yes Yes Adam

 


The 2016 version features Melissa McCarthy with Saturday Night Live comedians Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.

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