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Ghost Busters

After having their grant money cut off and being kicked out of the university where they have been doing research, Drs. Venkman (Bill Murray), Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Spengler (Harold Ramis) decide to use their expertise in parapsychology to start a private company to rid residents of unwanted supernatural pests. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 08 Jun 1984
Video Release: 05 Feb 2002
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

After a scientist arrives at a woman’s apartment to help get rid of a ghost, his strange behavior (and obvious interest in her) leads her to say: "You don’t act like a scientist. You’re more like a game show host!" How does the use of humor change the tone of this scene? How is comedy used throughout the movie? Do you still find some scenes frightening?

What technologies are missing from the Ghost Buster’s 1984 arsenal? Are they limited in how they can communicate? How do they do their research? Where do they go to find information?

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