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8th June 1984
1h 45m
Ivan Reitman

Ghostbusters is a 1984 Action Comedy film released on 8th June; Ivan Reitman directed the film which stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson. A sequel, Ghostbusters II, was released in 1989. It was later remade/rebooted as Ghostbusters in 2016. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $266,187,079 on its budget.

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

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 4:55pm.

Cast (77)

Bill Murray's profile Bill Murray Dr. Peter Venkman
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Dan Aykroyd's profile Dan Aykroyd Dr. Raymond Stantz
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Ernie Hudson's profile Ernie Hudson Dr. Winston Zeddmore
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Sigourney Weaver's profile Sigourney Weaver Dana Barrett
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Harold Ramis's profile Harold Ramis Dr. Egon Spengler
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Rick Moranis's profile Rick Moranis Louis Tully
Age at Filming ≈ 30
William Atherton's profile William Atherton
Age at Filming ≈ 36
Timothy Carhart's profile Timothy Carhart
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Reginald VelJohnson's profile Reginald VelJohnson
Age at Filming ≈ 31
John Rothman's profile John Rothman
Age at Filming ≈ 34
David Margulies's profile David Margulies
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Annie Potts's profile Annie Potts Janine Melnitz
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Casey Kasem's profile Casey Kasem
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Michael Ensign's profile Michael Ensign
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Alice Drummond's profile Alice Drummond
Age at Filming ≈ 55
Larry King's profile Larry King
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Jordan Charney's profile Jordan Charney
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Paddi Edwards's profile Paddi Edwards
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Mario Todisco's profile Mario Todisco
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Norman Matlock's profile Norman Matlock
Age at Filming ≈ 58
John De Bello's profile John De Bello
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Sam Moses's profile Sam Moses
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Ric Mancini's profile Ric Mancini
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Eda Reiss Merin
Age at Filming ≈ 70
Debbie Gibson's profile Debbie Gibson
Age at Filming ≈ 13
Bill Walton's profile Bill Walton
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Tommy Hollis's profile Tommy Hollis
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Joe Franklin's profile Joe Franklin
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Danny Nero's profile Danny Nero
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Jennifer Runyon's profile Jennifer Runyon
Age at Filming ≈ 23
Ivan Reitman's profile Ivan Reitman
Age at Filming ≈ 37
Frances E. Nealy
Age at Filming ≈ 65
Nancy Kelly
Age at Filming ≈ 62
Rhoda Gemignani's profile Rhoda Gemignani
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Jean Kasem's profile Jean Kasem
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Kymberly Herrin's profile Kymberly Herrin
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Danny Stone
Age at Filming ≈ 27
Joe Medjuck's profile Joe Medjuck
Age at Filming ≈ 40

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Production Companies

Delphi Films Black Rhino Productions

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Remade/Rebooted As
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Ghostbusters Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

1% 13-19
6% 20-29
23% 30-39
5% 40-49
9% 50-59
3% 60-69
1% 70-79
51% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

26% Female
74% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

3% Good
97% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

1% Professor
1% Musician
1% College Student
96% Unknown

Ghostbusters FAQ

When was Ghostbusters released?

Ghostbusters was released on Friday June 8th, 1984.

Who plays the lead role(s) in Ghostbusters?

The lead role is played by Bill Murray in the role of Dr. Peter Venkman.

How much did Ghostbusters cost to make?

The budget was $30,000,000.

How much money did Ghostbusters make?

The worldwide revenue was $296,187,079.

Is Ghostbusters on Netflix?

No, Ghostbusters is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is Ghostbusters on Amazon Prime?

No, Ghostbusters is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is Ghostbusters on Disney Plus?

No, Ghostbusters is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States