Ghostbusters 2

Trivia: The sound of Vigo growling is exactly the same growl that the terror dogs from the first Ghostbusters make.

Trivia: When Ray and Egon see Vigo's name on the "Occult Reference Net," his last name is the same as the twin actors who play Oscar.

Trivia: Slimer had no name in the first Ghostbusters movie, but the producers nicknamed him "onionhead" because of his awful smell. He was named Slimer in the cartoon series "The Real Ghostbusters." The name came from the scene in Ghostbusters where Ray shows Winston the containment unit and says, "This is where we store all the vapors and entities and slimers we trap." Since Venkman was slimed in the hotel, they decided to name the ghost that did it Slimer.

Trivia: At the beginning of the film, when Ray and Winston are at the children's party, the kid that says they're full of crap is Ivan Reitman's son, Jason. The girl with the puppy at Egon's institute is Ivan Reitman's daughter, Catherine.

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Trivia: Oscar is actually played by twins, Hank and Will Deutschendorf. These boys are the nephews of the late singer John Denver (formerly Deutschendorf). The boys are John's brother Ron's children. Tragically, Hank passed away in 2017, after a prolonged battle with schizoaffective disorder - a serious mental-health illness he had been struggling with for years.

Trivia: Vigo was based on Vlad the Impaler, the medieval Romanian tyrant who was also the inspiration for Dracula.

Trivia: The original theatrical version ended with Slimer eating the camera, just like in the first Ghostbusters film. This has been removed for the video releases.

Trivia: When the ghostbusters go to see the picture of Vigo in the museum, Ray becomes entranced by looking at the eyes. Winston asks him if he is OK. Look at what Winston is holding. It's some form of ghostbusting gadget made out of a potato masher.

Trivia: The film was partially informed by the popular cartoon series "The Real Ghostbusters." In particular was the inclusion of "Slimer" (who was made into a popular character on the series) and Janine's "look", which was heavily inspired by the series.

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Trivia: In the 1989 trailer the movie FX were not finished and the prosecutor was flying upside down through a dark courtroom. In the released movie, the room was brightly lit and a ghost was lifting her.

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Trivia: The first draft of the script involved Dana being kidnapped and taken to Scotland, where she'd discover an underground world of fairy-tale creatures, fairies, monsters and witches. The Ghostbusters would then have to travel to Scotland to save her. Dan Aykroyd has said that the script was simply "really too far out... too inaccessible."

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Trivia: A great deal of the film was changed after poor test-screenings. In the original cut, there's a scene where Ray is possessed by Vigo earlier in the film and dangerously drives the Ecto-1 through the streets. Eugene Levy also appeared as Louis' cousin who helps the Ghostbusters get out of the hospital. There was a sub-plot of Louis trying to catch Slimer but being comically out-witted every time. Several scenes were substantially longer. And the entire climax was completely different.

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Continuity mistake: When Vigo throws the streams from the proton packs back onto the Ghostbusters, there is a wide shot of Egon getting thrown way over to the right. However, when they do a closer shot, he is way over to the left, closer to the other three Ghostbusters. (01:33:50)

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Judge Wexler: The Scolari brothers.
Ray: Friends of yours?
Judge Wexler: I tried them for murder. Gave them the chair. You gotta do something.
Egon: Why don't you just tell them you don't believe in ghosts?

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Question: I recently saw Ghostbusters 2 on Spike TV. when the broadcast came to the point where Winston is pulled into the river of slim, before Vigon and Ray, I noticed the river of slime looked odd. It was as the river had been shrunken down, or the Ghostbusters were enlarged. Am I crazy? If I am not, then why would they make such a trivial alteration?

Answer: SpikeTV didn't alter the movie except for editing for time and content. The scene you saw was in the original film and the way the river looked was a combination of two things, the camera angle and the poor special effects of the time.

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