Bill Murray excellent as Dr. Venkman who's deadpan humor makes him the best character in this ghost comedy movie. The Marshmallow Man climax is still a scene that linger in the brain years after as do the colorful beams that cannot cross and the excellent designed ghosts. Ernie Hudson gets all the bad jokes though and there are some dialogue and humor that could have been sharper.
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The apotheosis of slob comedy. Several under achieving dilettantes go into business for themselves." Personally I liked the university, they gave us money and facilities, we didn't have to produce anything! You've never been out of college, you don't know what it's like out there! I've worked in the private sector! They expect results!"This classic will never be duplicated or equaled. From the hip, silly, droll fun.
I really enjoy this film, but I'm not so devoted to it that I can't admit it's not a masterpiece. I think the pacing is rough at times, and the plot has some flaws as well. But, much of its hype is well-deserved: the cast is terrific, the jokes are hilarious and memorable, and the visual effects are really good for the period, and have a genuinely spooky quality about them.