Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Movies

Watch 'Ghostbusters' for Harold Ramis

See also



Yesterday, Hollywood veteran Harold Ramis died at the age of 69. He was widely known for his work in comedy films. 1984's "Ghostbusters," which he co-wrote and acted in, was one of his first blockbusters and still packs a considerable laugh.

In "Ghostbusters," Ramis, Bill Murray, and Dan Aykroyd play unconventional college professors in New York City. They lose their jobs and start a business at an old firehouse. Their new business is trapping ghosts and spirits that haunt various places. The first person who calls them for services is Dana Barrett (played by Sigourney Weaver), a beautiful cello player confronting paranormal activity in her apartment. Murray's character, Peter, finds his first client very alluring.

"Ghostbusters" is hilarious. Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd are both very funny. But Bill Murray steals the movie as the sarcastic Peter. Sigourney Weaver is also good as Dana, who is annoyed by him at first, but slowly reciprocates his affection. Their cleverly-decorated firehouse, funky trade vehicle, and outlandish ghost-fighting weapons all contribute to the fun. And the title song, which earned an Oscar nomination, is still quite catchy.

There are many great supporting roles in the film. Among them is Winston (played by Ernie Hudson), who joins the Ghostbusters when they start to become popular. Another good character is Janine (played by Annie Potts), their cynical secretary.

For a film of the mid-1980s, the special effects are impressive. One of the most memorable scenes in the movie is the climax, where the Ghostbusters battle the Stay-Puft marshmallow man.

Watching "Ghostbusters" is a good way to remember Harold Ramis.


Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    The set times you need to know have been announced for Coachella
    Festival Buzz
  • Lamar Odom
    The New York Knicks are giving Lamar Odom another shot in the NBA
    NBA Buzz
  • Porsha Williams
    See why 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams posed for this mug shot
    TV News
  • NHL tickets
    If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in NYC, don't expect to do so on a budget
    NHL Buzz
  • Transcendence
    Review: ‘Transcendence’ fascinates, but does it rise above the field?
    Movies Buzz
  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
    Sports Buzz

Related Videos:

  • Transcendence (poster)
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518187634" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • 'Blue Is The Warmest Color'
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517986281" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • 'Here Comes The Devil'
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518004616" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!