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Caption: "5 YEARS LATER".

New York City street Pinkish-gray slime oozes out of a street crack. Wheels of a baby carriage trail through it. DANA BARRETT pushes the carriage along the street. Various New York people carry out unfriendly activites.

MAN WITH A TICKET You can take this ticket. You can have this ticket and keep it! I'm not paying that ticket! You gotta do something! METER MAID just laughs at him. BOY crashes into YOUNG WOMAN ON CRUTCHES and runs off.

BOY Sorry, lady!

YOUNG WOMAN ON CRUTCHES Jesus! Jerk! Would you watch where you're going?

LOVELORN LADY He's only interested in my buns. DANA approaches her building

FRANK Then I want you to go downstairs to the cellar and check the water lines to the boiler. Check the pump. I want you to do that today, can you do that?

DANA Frank? Would you mind giving me a hand with these, please?

FRANK Hey, I ain't the doorman, Miss Barrett, I'm the building's superintendent.

DANA giving him grocery bags to carry You're also a human being.

FRANK Okay, it's not my job, but what the hell, I'll do you a favor.

DANA Listen, when are you going to get around to fixing the radiator in the baby's room? Though I asked you last week... baby carriage rolls away

FRANK Didn't I do that?

DANA It's getting really cold in there- notices carriage I... I... I...

FRANK Okay, well, it's no problem. Carriage rolls away some more. DANA goes to it. It rolls away even faster. She runs.

DANA Hey! Hey! Stop that carriage! Stop!



Get it! carriage swerves to the right

DANA running after it That's my baby! Watch out! Oscar! Watch out! My God! Please, stop that carriage! Carriage dodges a bike and a car. DANA jumps for it and misses. She gets up and keeps running. Carriage goes right into an intersection on First Avenue. Oh! Carriage stops suddenly, just before it's about to hit a bus. DANA runs into the street and picks up OSCAR BARRETT, holding him close to her. Oscar... oh... Fade to black. Mist swirls in, becoming the Ghostbusters II logo. Music: Ghostbusters. Fade to:

A street A very dirty Ecto-1 drives through the city. Makes clunking noises as it turns a corner.

A building Ecto-1 pulls up. DR. RAYMOND STANTZ and WINSTON ZEDDEMORE get out.

Inside the building RAY and WINSTON are fully suited up.

RAY How many of them are there?

BROWNSTONE MOTHER Fourteen. They're in here. I hope you can handle it. It's been like a nightmare!

WINSTON How big are they?


Birthday party Kids are running around chaotically.

BROWNSTONE MOTHER Hey, hey, listen up, listen up- look who's here!

RAY and WINSTON coming in, greeting the kids Hey, hi! How you doing, kids? the kids boo

BROWNSTONE BOY #2 Aw, I thought it was gonna be He-Man.


WINSTON Hey, hey! I know! I know! Why don't we all sit down, and we'll have fun!

RAY Yeah!

BROWNSTONE BOY #1 You know- you know, my dad says you guys are full of crap.


RAY Well, some people have trouble believing in the paranormal.

BROWNSTONE BOY #1 No, he just says you guys are full of crap and that's why you went out of business.

RAY to WINSTON Song. Music: Ghostbusters.

BROWNSTONE MOTHER Come on, everybody!

RAY and WINSTON singing along with the tape If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call?!


RAY and WINSTON still singing If there's something weird, and it don't look good...

RAY Wanna go get a beer?...


Outside the building


RAY Thank you! Call any time.

WINSTON All right, that's it. I've had it, Ray. No more parties!

RAY giving him money Here's your share.

WINSTON I'm tired of taking abuse from over-privileged nine-year-olds.

RAY I know, Z, but we can't quit now. The holidays are coming up. It's our best season.

WINSTON taking off RAY's party hat Ray, man, face it, Ghostbusters doesn't exist. Years from now, those kids won't even remember who we are.

RAY Ungrateful little yuppie larva! After all we did for this city.

WINSTON Yeah. Conjured up a hundred-foot marshmallow man, blew the top three floors off an uptown high-rise, ended up getting sued by every state, county and city agency in New York.

RAY Yeah. But what a ride.

Weaver Hall, Institute for Advanced Theoretical Research DANA goes in.

Lab DANA is telling her story to DR. EGON SPENGLER.

DANA ... went right out in the middle of traffic, and I started really running after it. And then it just suddenly stopped, right in the middle of the street.

EGON Mm-hmm. And did anyone else see this happen?

DANA Well, sure, hundreds of people. Egon, I didn't imagine this.

EGON I'm not saying you did. It's just in science we always look for the simplest explanation.

SPENGLER'S ASSISTANT We're ready, Dr. Spengler.

EGON Good. We'll start with the negative calibration.

DANA What are you working on, Egon?

EGON I'm trying to determine whether human emotions actually affect the physical environment. It's a theory Ray and I had when we were still Ghostbusters. ARGUING COUPLE is inside a room, yelling and being generally angry

DANA Can they see us?

EGON No. They think they're here for marriage counseling. We've kept them waiting for two and a half hours and I've been gradually increasing the temperature in the room. It's up to ninety-five degrees at the moment. Now my assistant is asking them if they'd mind waiting another half hour. Man is very angry. Bangs his head against the wall. EGON is checking out his readings. Oh, good. Very good. Very, very nice.

DANA So, Egon, what do you think?

EGON Excellent. Just excellent. to his assistant We'll do the happiness index next.

DANA I mean, about the carriage.

EGON Well, I'd like to bring Ray in on this, if you don't mind.

DANA Sure! Whatever you think... but not Venkman.

EGON Oh, no.

DANA Do you ever see him?

EGON Occasionally.

DANA How is he these days?

EGON Peter? Oh, he was borderline for a while. Then he crossed the border.

DANA Does he ever mention me?

EGON No. runs a meter over her

DANA Well, we didn't part on very good terms, and we sort of lost track of each other after I got married.

SPENGLER'S ASSISTANT We're ready for the affection test.

EGON Good, send in the puppy, please. An adorable puppy is given to GIRL WITH PUPPY.

DANA I thought of getting in touch with him after my marriage ended, but- aw. Isn't that sweet? watches GIRL WITH PUPPY I appreciate your doing this.

EGON Try not to worry.

DANA Here's my phone number- you'll call me?


DANA I'd rather you didn't mention any of this to Peter, if you don't mind.

EGON No, I won't, I won't.

DANA Thanks. kisses him goodbye

EGON to his assistant Let's see what happens when we take away the puppy.

TV studio DR. PETER VENKMAN is chatting with his two guests just before his show, "World of the Psychic with Dr. Peter Venkman", begins taping.

PETER Hi! Welcome back to World of the Psychic. I'm Peter Venkman. I'm chatting with my guest, author, lecturer and psychic Milton Anglund. Milt, your new book is called "The End of the World". Now, can you tell us when it's gonna be or do we have to buy the book?

MILTON Well, I predict that the world will end at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve.

PETER This year?

MILTON Mm-hmm.

PETER Well, that's cutting it a little bit close, isn't it! I mean- just from a sales point of view! I mean, Your book is just coming out, you're not going to see any paperback sales for at least a year, it'll be at least another year before you know whether you've got that mini-series or movie of the week kind of possibilities- I mean, just devil's advocate, Miltie! Shouldn't you have said, "Hey, the world's gonna end in 1992!" or better yet, 1994!

MILTON Dr. Venkman, Dr. Venkman, this is not some money-making scheme, all right! I have a strong psychic belief- does psychic mumbo-jumbo with his finger and forehead - that the world will end on New Year's Eve.

PETER Well, for your sake I hope you're right, okay, but I think my other guest may disagree with you. Elaine, now you had another date in mind?

ELAINE According to my source, the end of the world will be on February 14th in the year 2016.

PETER Valentine's Day- bummer. Where'd you get your date, Elaine?

ELAINE I received this information from an alien. As I told my husband: It was in the Paramus Holiday Inn. I having a drink at the bar, alone, and this alien approached me- PETER stares off into space - he started talking to me, he bought me a drink and then I think he must have used some kind of a ray or a mind control device, because he forced me to follow him to his room, and that's where he told me about the end of the world.

PETER So your alien had a room at the Holiday Inn in Paramus?

ELAINE It might have been a room on the spacecraft made up to look like a room at the Holiday Inn. I can't be sure about that, Peter.

PETER getting up Of course not. And that is the whole problem with aliens, is you just can't trust them. Occasionally you meet a nice one, Starman, E.T. But usually they turn out to be some kind of big lizard! That's all the time we've got for this week on World of the Psychic. Next week, though- (gimme Ira). someone hands him a shaven cat Hairless pets. Weird! gives the cat back Until then, this is Peter Venkman, saying: pretends to send a psychic message- then laughs See you then! Bye.


PETER Norman, where do you find these people? Weren't we supposed to have the telekinetic guy who bends the spoons?

NORMAN THE PRODUCER He canceled. This is the best we could do on such short notice. Look, no respected psychic will come on the show! They think you're a fraud.

PETER I am a fraud. sees MAYOR Mr. Mayor! Lenny! Lenny? It's Pete Venkman! JACK HARDEMEYER pushes him away

HARDEMEYER Can I help you?

PETER Yeah, get your hand off me. Thank you! I'm an old friend of the mayor's. I wanted to say hello and give him a kiss.

HARDEMEYER I'm Jack Hardemeyer. I'm the mayor's assistant. I know who you are, Dr. Venkman. I just don't see any ghosts anywhere. pretends to look for ghosts

PETER Well, that's why I wanted to talk to His Highness. See, we did a little job for the city a while back and got stiffed on the bill by some bureaucratic bookworm like yourself.

HARDEMEYER Look, you stay away from the mayor. He's running for governor next fall and the last thing we need is for him to be associated with two-bit frauds and publicity hounds like you and your friends. leaves

PETER You know, I'm a voter!... Aren't you supposed to lie to me and kiss my butt?

Outside Manhattan Museum of Art Big, imposing museum.

Restoration room Painting of VIGO is being wheeled in. JANOSZ POHA watches it come in.

JANOSZ All right, yes. Now I want you to put the Vigo in the arch. Into the arch, there. speaks to other art restorers Everything you are doing is bad. I want you to know this. - You be careful there. All right? - No one listens to me. goes to DANA Well, Dana! How are you doing? How's this Bonnington coming?

DANA It's coming along fine. This mixture you gave me is working really well.

JANOSZ Yes, well I make pretty good cocktails, don't I? Yes, you're doing really quite good work there.

DANA Thank you.

JANOSZ Think it won't be long before you can assist me in more important restorations. pulls something out of her hair- she turns Just a white thing, there.

DANA Well, thank you, Dr. Poha-

JANOSZ Janosz.

DANA Janosz. I've enjoyed working here, but now that my baby's a little older I'm going to try to go back to the orchestra.

JANOSZ Oh, I am sorry to hear that, that you will not be not here. Could I say goodbye, you know, maybe bring you to a brunch today?

DANA Well, I can't today. I have an appointment- in fact, I'd better go! starts to leave

JANOSZ I don't understand this. You know, every day I say, "Well, can you do something?", you say "No, I can't do something"- do I have the bad breath or something?

DANA Of course not. leaves

JANOSZ Well... I'll give you a rain check! stands next to the VIGO painting I think that she likes me. No, I do, I truly do... VIGO's head bulges out of the painting

Ray's Occult Books A bookstore.

Inside store Lots of books.

EGON This one's interesting, Ray. Berlin, 1939. A flower cart took off by itself. Rolled half a kilometer. Three hundred eyewitnesses.

RAY to his customer My best to the covent. to EGON Berlin, huh? You know, we should also check Duke University's mean averaging studies on controlled psychokinesis.

EGON I pulled it.

PETER entering Ah, perhaps you could help me. I am looking for a love potion aerosol that I could spray on a certain Penthouse pet to obtain her total submission.

EGON Hello, Venkman.

RAY Hi, Pete, how's it going?

PETER Hey, well, hi, Egon. How's school? Bet those science chicks really dig that large cranium of yours.

EGON I think they're more interested in my epididemis.

RAY Ray, let's close this place up so you can buy me a calzone.

EGON Oh, I really can't do that right now, Pete. I'm working on something. But your book came in! "Magical Paths to Fortune and Power".

PETER Thank you.

EGON Good luck with that, Venkman.

PETER Will you put this on my account, please?

RAY Sure.

EGON Ray, take a look at this.

RAY Oh, yeah.

PETER What are you guys working on?

RAY Ah, well, we're just kind of- EGON clears his throat - checking something out for an old friend.

PETER Neat! Who?

RAY Ah- phone rings Ray's Occult. - 7:00 on weekdays, midnight on Saturdays. - Thank you. hangs up


RAY Who? Oh, just somebody we know.

PETER Oh. pulls RAY's ears

RAY Aggh! Aggh!


RAY I can't! No, no, no! No, I can't, I-

PETER Yes you can, yes you can! Who?!

RAY Nobody, nobody!


Can you tell me now?

RAY Aggh! I can't, no, I-


RAY Aggh, aggh, Dana Barrett!

PETER dropping him My Dana Barrett?

DANA's apartment DANA plays her cello. Knock on door.

DANA I'll get it! it is RAY and EGON

RAY Hi, Dana.

DANA Hi, Ray. How good to see you! they hug Thanks for coming.

RAY Hey, no problem. Always glad to help- and hug!

EGON Hello, Dana.

DANA hugging him Hi, Egon.

RAY Nice place.

PETER coming in through the door DANA is closing Well, I know I'm just asking for the big hurt but I thought I'd give us one more chance.

RAY He tortured me! He pulled my ears!

DANA Hello, Peter.

PETER trying to sound sexy Hello, Dana.

DANA to RAY and EGON So, what would you like to do first?

EGON We'd like to examine the baby first.

RAY Yeah. And anything associated with the baby. Especially stuffed toys. Things with fabrics in them.

EGON And we'd like to see the buggy.

DANA All right. Can I put him over here?

RAY And wherever he sleeps.


EGON pointing This will be fine.

RAY This okay?

EGON Fine.

RAY We'll have to lay him down flat.

DANA to OSCAR Okay, sweetheart, now they're gonna take a look at you.

EGON A little precursory medical examination.

RAY What do you say? Gamel and Pross Infant Acuity Test?

EGON Sounds good, we'll finish off with an Apgar score.

DANA It's nothing that's going to hurt him, right?

RAY and EGON No!

EGON No, I don't think so. He'll be fine. DANA leaves them

RAY You ever done this before?

EGON On a chimp... PETER is playing the cello like a guitar

PETER So, whatever happened to Mr. Right, anyway? I heard he ditched you and ran off to Europe.

DANA He didn't ditch me. We had some problems, and he got a very good job offer from an orchestra in London, and he took it.

PETER So he ditched you.

RAY to a tape recorder Okay. Subject is a male Caucasian, approximately-

EGON measuring 24 inches.

RAY 24 inches in length. Subject weighs approximately 18 pounds and is about eight months old. Ocular?

EGON shining a light Pupilary response normal.

RAY Auditory? they snap their fingers- OSCAR moves his head

EGON Is normal.

RAY Papillary reflex? they tickle OSCAR

EGON Appears to be ticklish.

RAY Yes, baby ticklish.

PETER You know, you'd have been better off marrying me.

DANA You never asked me. And whenever I brought it up, you'd get drowsy and fall asleep.

PETER You never got it, Dana. I'm a man! I'm sensitive! I need to feel loved! I need to be desired!

DANA It was when you started introducing me as the old ball and chain. That's when I left.

PETER Well, I may have a lot of personal problems but I'm a total professional when it comes to my job. runs to EGON and speaks right into his stethoscope Egon? What are we doing?

EGON He seems be fine, Dana.

DANA He's very healthy.

RAY When he does sleep, where do you put him?

DANA Right around here, I'll show you.

EGON as he, RAY and DANA leave Venkman? Get a stool specimen.

PETER Business or personal?

OSCAR's room

DANA It's a little messy.

RAY Well, we don't wanna play with anything, we just want to sweep for valances.

EGON Hmm. Very cheerful. My parents didn't believe in toys.

The main room

PETER You wanna play with a big kid? - You know, I should have been your father. I mean, I could have been. shakes OSCAR's hand I understand. picks OSCAR up, whistling 'Dixie'- OSCAR bites him playfully on the nose Help, he's gone completely berserk! Help!

OSCAR's room

RAY and EGON Uh-oh. DANA leaves

RAY You mean, you never even had a Slinky?

EGON We had part of a Slinky. But I straightened it.

Main room

PETER to DANA He had some sort of a clear liquid coming out of his mouth, too.

DANA Yes, well, that happens. Well, what do you think?

PETER Well, he's ugly. I mean, he's not Elephant Man ugly, but he's not attractive. Was his father ugly?

DANA to OSCAR Don't listen.

PETER And he stinks. You're right, Señor! Did his father stink? Yeah? Daddy was a smelly? Huh? What's your name?

DANA His name is Oscar.

PETER Oh! Named after a hot dog! You poor man! You poor, poor man!

DANA Oh, but seriously- there's nothing unusual about him, is there?

PETER Well, I don't have a lot of experience with babies. But you're excited now, because Mama's here to get you a stool sample! Right Mama?

DANA Stool sample?!

PETER Yeah...

OSCAR's room

RAY Nothing!

PETER So what, braniac?

EGON I'd like to do some gynelogical tests on the mother.

PETER Who wouldn't?

EGON Let's check the street.

First Avenue

DANA It stopped right over there! In the middle of the crosswalk!

PETER All right, I can handle this. runs into the middle of the street

RAY Hey, Venkman, hold on.

PETER We're scientists! Excuse us! Get out of the way! Thanks a lot, we've got work for you here. Thanks! Appreciate it. Thanks a lot.

TAXI DRIVER You gonna get out of there or what?

PETER Relax! You're on the meter! Come on, hey! We're scientists! Get out of the way! RAY and EGON use meters

RAY Whoa-ho-ho! I think we hit the honey pot! There's something brewing under the street. I've got 1118 on the PKE!

EGON 2.5 GEVs on the Giga-meter.

DANA Well, what does that mean?

Same place, at night EGON, dressed as a road worker, drills.

FIRST COP Hey! How ya doing?



EGON Fine, fine! It's cutting fine now!

FIRST COP Great. Why are you cutting?

EGON Why am I cutting?


EGON Boss! PETER and RAY come to him

PETER Who told you to stop cutting? Someone tell you to stop cutting? to the FIRST COP Did you tell him to stop cutting?

FIRST COP Yes, I told him to stop cutting. What are you doing?

PETER What does it look like we're doing? Why don't you let us work? We let you work!

RAY Take it easy. He's been working overtime. I'll tell you why we're here, we're here because some diaper back downtown is being a jerk and making us work on a Friday night. Am I right, Peter?

PETER Of course you're right, Raymond. Is he right, Ziggy?

EGON Yo! they all giggle

FIRST COP All right, take it easy, all right? drives away

RAY What have you been doing?

EGON What have I been doing? While you're getting coffee for an hour? I've been digging a big hole in the middle of the street!

RAY Wow! Looks like you've uncovered an old airshaft! It just goes on and on!

EGON It's very intense. We should get a deeper reading.

RAY Yeah, we're gonna need a deeper reading.

EGON Yeah, somebody has to go down there.

RAY Yeah, somebody's gotta go down there. PETER and EGON stare at him

Manhattan Museum of Art JANOSZ works on the painting. It fires orange lightning bolts at him. He screams and falls off the ladder. The painting changes to reveal a floating head.

VIGO Listen to me!

JANOSZ What?! Who?!

VIGO I, Vigo, the Scourge of Carpathia, the Sorrow of Moldavia, command you.

JANOSZ Oh! Command me, lord!

VIGO On a mountain of skulls in the castle of pain I sat on a throne of blood. What was will be! What is will be no more! Now is the season of evil...


VIGO Find me a child that I might live again! turns to a painting again

JANOSZ Yes! A child! A child!... A child? the lightning blast him again, this time in the eyes A child!...

First Avenue

PETER You all right?

Underground RAY is being lowered on a wire.

RAY Yeah, I'm good. Speed's good, boys. Keep it coming. We're breaking through, I see some light. I'm in some kind of a chamber. There's tilework- SLIME!!!


RAY It's a river of slime! There's gotta be 25,000 gallons of it! It's flowing through here like a river! Van Horne! Pneumatic transit. I can't believe it! It's the old pneumatic transit system! It's still here! Okay! Whoa, whoa! That's good! Hold me up! Hold me up! That's good!

First Avenue

PETER What do you see? police car drives up

River of slime

RAY All right, let's see if I can get a sample.

First Avenue

FIRST COP What's going on here? Hey! What's the story?

PETER Hey, what, you boneheads are gonna roust me out again? I've got three thousand phones out on Greenwich Village! I got about eight million miles of cable I gotta check! You gonna come and shake my monkey tree again?

FIRST COP What are you talking about, buddy? The phone lines are over there!

PETER What'd I say to you?! whacks EGON over the head angrily The phone lines are over there! What'd I say? How many times?!

FIRST COP Hey! Hey! Hey! You're not with Con Ed or the phone company. We checked. So tell me another one.

PETER I got a major gas leak here! points to some steam Where do you think all this is coming from? The sky?

River of slime Claws are grabbing RAY.

RAY Uh, okay, boys? Boys? Pick me up now. All right, there's some kind of tyranny going on with this stuff. Boys? Hey, help! Pick me up!

First Avenue

PETER Hey! Start! Start! they pull him up


RAY Boys? Hey, what's going on up there? Come on! Get me out of this hole! Aggh! a pipe crashes into a power wire

First Avenue Everything goes dark.

New York City The whole city gets dark.

DANA's apartment building

DANA to OSCAR Hello, sweetheart. Hello. Go back to sleep, darling... knock on door Who is it?

JANOSZ It's Janosz!

DANA Janosz... Hello, Janosz! opens door This is a surprise.

JANOSZ Ah, hello. Yes, well, I happened to be here in this neighborhood, and I thought that I would stop by to see how is it with you. You know, because of all this blackness.

DANA We're fine, thank you.

JANOSZ Well, then you're okay. And how is the baby?

DANA He's okay.

JANOSZ to OSCAR Woo-ooh!

DANA He's sleeping.

JANOSZ Oh, but I woo!

DANA It's okay.

JANOSZ Do you need anything, you know? You want me to come in?

DANA No, thank you.

JANOSZ Ah, well. just thought that I would check. You know. Well, hey, you; don't let the bedbugs bite.

DANA Good night, Janosz. Closes and locks door. Lights flash from JANOSZ's eyes.

Outside courthouse Morning.

JUDGE Before we begin this trial I want to one thing very clear. The law does not recognize the existence of ghosts. I don't believe in them either. Don't wanna hear a lot of malarkey about goblins and spooks and demons. We're gonna stick to the facts in this case and leave the ghost stories to the kiddies, understood?

WINSTON Wow. Sounds like a pretty open-minded guy.

EGON Yeah, they call him The Hammer.

RAY What can we do? It's all in the hands of our lawyer now. LOUIS TULLY, with lots of books, enters.

LOUIS I think you guys are making a big mistake. I mostly do tax laws and probate stuff occasionally. I got my law degree at night school!

RAY Well, that's fine, Louis. We got arrested at night. puts his head on the desk

HARDEMEYER to the PROSECUTOR Look, just put these guys away fast and make sure they go away for a long, long time, okay?

PROSECUTOR I don't think it's gonna be hard with this list of charges.

HARDEMEYER Good. Very good. to PETER Violating a judicial restraining order, willful destruction of public property, fraud, malicious mischief- see you in a couple of years, at your first parole hearing.

PETER You'll never take us alive!

JUDGE All right, all right, let's get on with it.

Opening remarks.

LOUIS Your Honor, ladies and gentlemen of the- of the audience. I don't think it's fair to call my clients frauds! Okay, so the blackout was a big problem for everybody, okay? I was stuck in an elevator for two hours and I had to make the whole time. But I don't blame them! Because one time I turned into a dog and they helped me. Thank you.

EGON Very good, Louis. Short but pointless.


PROSECUTOR Mr. Fianella, please look at Exhibits A through F on the table over here. Do you recognize this equipment?

CON ED SUPERVISOR Yeah. That's the stuff the cops took from their truck.

PROSECUTOR Do you know what this equipment is used for?

CON ED SUPERVISOR I don't know... catching ghosts, maybe? I dunno.

PROSECUTOR May I remind the court that the defendants are under a judicial restraining order that strictly forbids them from performing services as paranormal investigators or eliminators.

JUDGE So done.

PROSECUTOR handing him a jar of slime Now, Mr. Fianella- can you identify the substance in this jar marked Exhibit F?

CON ED SUPERVISOR Yeah, that's the stuff, all right. Your Honor, I've been working underground for Con Ed for twenty-seven years. I never saw anything like this in my life. Whatever's down there, they must have put it there.

RAY No, we didn't!

JUDGE Shut up! Bangs his gavel. The slime bubbles.

LOUIS examining PETER. PETER is feeding LOUIS words.

LOUIS So you were just trying to help out a friend, who was scared of what was happening to her, when you're scared, there was no evil intended, no malice, because you live here and when you live in a place and you love it like you do you don't want nothing bad to happen, because it'll never happen again, it's an isolated incident, it's a one shot deal-

PROSECUTOR Objection, Your Honor!


PROSECUTOR He's leading the witness.

JUDGE Sustained!

LOUIS Give me a break, we're both lawyers...

JUDGE Mr. Tully, do you have any questions for this witness that might have some bearing on this case?


PETER No, we've helped them out enough already.

LOUIS No, Your Honor. to PROSECUTOR Your witness.

PROSECUTOR Dr. Venkman, would you please tell the court why it is that you and your co-defendants took it upon yourselves to dig a very big hole in the middle of First Avenue?

PETER Well, there are so many holes in First Avenue, we really didn't think anyone would notice. laughter

JUDGE Keep that up, mister, I'll find you in contempt. slime bubbles

PETER I'm truly sorry, Your Honor.

PROSECUTOR I'll ask you again, Dr. Venkman, why were you digging the hole? And please remember you're under oath.

PETER There are some things in this world that go way beyond human understanding. Things that cannot be explained. Things that some don't even want to know about! That is where we come in. RAY and EGON nod

PROSECUTOR So what you're saying is that the world of the supernatural is your exclusive province?

PETER Kitten, I think that what I'm saying is that: sometimes, shit happens, someone has to deal with it, and who ya gonna call? cheers

JUDGE banging the gavel Shut up!


JUDGE Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, stand up. Get up! You too, Mr. Tully. they stand I find you guilty on all charges! I order you to pay fines in the amount of $25,000 each! the slime bubbles- RAY sees it I sentence you to eighteen months in the city correctional facility at Rikers Island!

RAY Iggy! She's twitching!

JUDGE I'm not finished! On a more personal note, let just me go on record as saying that there is no place for fakes, charlatans- they all notice except JUDGE

EGON Uh, Your Honor?

JUDGE Shut up!- and tricksters like you in decent society!

RAY Your Honor!

PETER Your Honor, this is important! slime keeps bubbling

JUDGE You prey upon the gullibility of innocent people!

RAY Yes, sir.

JUDGE Be quiet!

RAY But-

JUDGE And believe me, if my hands were not tied by the unalterable fetters of the law! And I would indulge in the tradition of our illustrious forbears... PETER, RAY, EGON and LOUIS hide under the table ... reach back, to a purer, sterner justice, and have you burned at the stake! Explosion. The Scoleri brothers leap out of the slime.

RAY Wow!

JUDGE Oh my God, the Scoleri brothers! they attack him- he runs under the table Scoleri brothers!

RAY Friends of yours?

JUDGE I tried them for murder! Gave them the chair! You gotta do something!

EGON Why don't you tell them you don't believe in ghosts? the Scoleri brothers throw the table away- the five run

JUDGE You gotta do something! Help me!

RAY Don't talk to me, talk to my attorney.

LOUIS And that's me! My guys are still under a judicial mistrangement order! That blue thing I got from her! They could be exposing themselves!

PETER And you don't want us exposing ourselves. the Scoleri brothers throw the PROSECUTOR out the door

JUDGE Aggh...

PETER You're next, bubbles.

JUDGE All right, all right! I rescind the order! Case dismissed!

LOUIS Hooray, we won the case!

JUDGE Now do something!

The Ghostbusters suit up.

PETER Oh... oh, I always hated this part of the business. You know, it's been a couple of years since we used this stuff. I hope it still works.

EGON It should. The power cells have a half-life of five thousand years.

RAY Well, there's no time for a bench test! Heat Ôem up!

PETER charging his pack Doe...

RAY charging his pack Ray...

EGON charging his pack Egon!... chairs bounce around

RAY Wow! The three open fire and miss. The Scoleri brothers fly away. They all laugh. Then the Scoleri brothers come back. PETER fires and gets one.

PETER Come on big boy! Let's go! Let's go! I'm gonna take you home to my private zoo!

RAY You got him! You got him! Spengie, bring out the trap!

EGON Behind you, Ray! RAY fires and gets the other one

RAY Keep pulling to the right!

EGON OK, trap's going out.

RAY No, no, no, Venkie!

EGON Hold it, Ray!

RAY Hit it! EGON closes the trap and the ghosts go in

RAY Two in the box!

PETER Ready to go!

EGON We be fast...

PETER, RAY and EGON ... and they be slow!



PETER We're the best, we're the beautiful, we're the only- Ghostbusters.

RAY And we're back!

Ghostbusters HQ Phone rings. JANINE MELNITZ answers.

JANINE Ghostbusters. - Yes, we're back.

A street PETER, RAY, EGON and WINSTON run down the street.

Outside Ghostbusters HQ A workman puts the new Ghostbusters II sign up. Ecto-1A drives off.

LOUIS We accept certified check, cash or money order!

A street Night. Ecto-1A turns a corner.

Another street Day. The Ghostbusters come out of a store with Santa hats on.

Steps RAY and EGON scoop some slime up.

Central Park A ghost jogger runs by. PETER traps him as he runs.

PETER Bye-bye!

TV ad in HARDEMEYER's office Ghost swings by. JANINE screams.

LOUIS What is it, honey?

JANINE It's that darn ghost again! He just won't leave us alone! I guess we're just going to have to move!

LOUIS picking up the phone No, wait! Don't worry! We're not moving, he is!

JANINE Who are you going to call? Ghostbusters appear

PETER, RAY, EGON, WINSTON Ghostbusters! HARDEMEYER, watching the ad, groans

Ghostbusters HQ The Ghostbusters slide down the pole.

A street RAy is driving Ecto-1A way too quickly. He is shouting something. PETER and EGON both look at each other, worried.

Outside Orrefors The Ghostbusters run in.

Store A setup of many traps firing beams malfunctions and brings a lot of fine crystal coming down to the ground. Crash.

Ghostbusters HQ Slimer is eating something in LOUIS's lucnh box very messily.

LOUIS Janine, lunch! Boy, it smells like somebody took a big- sees SLIMER- they both scream and run away

Phone booth RAY and EGON scoop up some slime.

A highway Ecto-1A drives along.

A street The Ghostbusters come to Ecto-1A.

TV ad in DANA's apartment DANA is watching, feeding OSCAR.

WINSTON ...with our special half-price service plan.

PETER What! Hold on- half-price? Have we all gone mad?

RAY I guess so, Pete, because that's not all. Tell them, Egon!

EGON Oh, you mean the Ghostbusters hot beverage thermal mug and free balloons for the kids? Caption: "LIMIT ONE PER FAMILY" DANA laughs

Lab in Ghostbusters HQ RAY takes some slime out of the microwave.

RAY We've been experimenting with the plasm we found in the subway tunnel. Careful.

PETER Should I get spoons?

EGON Don't bother. Watch this. Go ahead, Ray.

RAY You! You worthless piece of slime! You ignorant, disgusting blob! as RAY and EGON yell at the slime it bubbles angrily

EGON You're nothing but an unstable, short-chain molecule!

RAY You foul, obnoxious mob!


You have a weak electrochemical bond!

RAY I have seen some disgusting crud in my time, but you take the cake! WINSTON stops RAY

PETER This is what you do with your spare time.

RAY Peter, this is an incredible breakthrough. I mean, what a discovery! A psychoreactive substance! Whatever this stuff is, it responds to human emotional states.

PETER Mood slime. to slime Oh, baby... it bubbles

WINSTON You mean this stuff actually feeds on bad vibes.

RAY Like a cop in a donut factory.

EGON We've been running tests to see if we can get an equally strong positive reaction.

PETER What kind of tests?

RAY Well, we sing to it, and we talk to it, and say supportive, nurturing things to it...

PETER You're not sleeping with it, are you, Ray? uncomfortable silence Oh, you!

WINSTON It's always the quiet ones.

PETER You hound!

EGON changing the subject How about the kinetic test?

RAY Okay.

EGON putting an ordinary household toaster on pool table Ordinary household toaster.

PETER I'll take your word for that.

RAY putting slime in it It responds to music, so we've been doing some experimentation. Playing easy listening. Middle-of-the-road type stuff. You know, Paul Young, Dust In The Wind, that works okay.

PETER It works for me.

EGON It loves Jackie Wilson. Music: "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher'

PETER Sheesh! You guys do this at night when I'm not here? Oh, I get it, it sings! It sounds exactly like Jackie, that's fantastic.

EGON Just watch.

PETER Does it do Emmy Lou Harris? toaster jumps Oh, it dances too. toaster keeps dancing

RAY Shake it up! toaster spits out toast- music goes off

PETER hugging toaster Oh! Oh, oh baby, oh, you're my number one Christmas boutique gift item!

WINSTON Right, and the first time somebody gets mad the toaster could eat their hand.

PETER No, no, no, no, we put a warning label on it, we don't have any liability- aggh! Ow! Oh! EGON gets the toaster off his hand Oh! Oh, did you ever go for it. The old man-eating-toaster gig! RAY screams

Manhattan Museum of Art People go in and out.

Inside MMA

PETER Hello. I'm looking for Dana Barrett.

RUDY THE MUSEUM GUARD Room 304, restoration.

PETER Thank you.

RUDY THE MUSEUM GUARD Dr. Venkman? World of the Psychic?

PETER Yes! they shake hands That's right. How ya doing?

RUDY THE MUSEUM GUARD I'm a big, big fan of yours!

PETER Thank you very much. Thank you.

RUDY THE MUSEUM GUARD It used to be one of my two favorite shows.

PETER You're kidding me. Oh, great. What was the other one?

RUDY THE MUSEUM GUARD Bass Masters. It's a fishing show.

PETER Yeah, I know Bass Masters. Sure.

Restoration room VIGO smiles at DANA. It freaks her out. PETER enters. He sees her retouching a painting.

PETER You're good- pretty eyes.

DANA I didn't paint it. I'm just cleaning it. It's a Gocan.

PETER Oh, I've heard of him.

JANOSZ Well, Dana, aren't you going to introduce me to your friend?

DANA Sure. Peter Venkman, this is Dr. Janosz Poha, the head of our department.

JANOSZ touching PETER's hand Yes, I have of course seen you on the television. Quite enjoy. Not here on business, I hope.

PETER Well, it's top secret. sees VIGO Say, Johnny! You've got a Gocan too!

JANOSZ No, actually, I am preparing this portrait for our new Romantic exhibition. Yes. This is Prince Vigo, the ruler of Carpathian Moldavia.

PETER imitating VIGO's pose Bit of a sissy, isn't he?

JANOSZ He was a very powerful magician, Dr. Venkman, and a genius in many ways.

DANA He was also a lunatic and a genocidal madman. I hate this painting. I've felt uncomfortable ever since it came up from storage.

PETER Well, you're probably feeling what Vigo's feeling. Carpathian kitten loss! He's missed his kitten! grabs some paint We'll just put one in here by the castle.

JANOSZ getting in front No, don't go around altering my life's work, Dr. Venkman. Go. Yes, I think, go. Yes. The joyfulness is over!

DANA He's kidding...

PETER Well, you're not gonna get a green card with that attitude, pal, okay! walks away- turns to DANA Oh of course, of course, I get it! You're sweet on this hunky stud, aren't you!

DANA You know, Peter, every now and then I get the feeling that painting is watching me. Even smiling at me.

DANA's apartment Bathroom. DANA is bringing OSCAR in.

DANA You know, I think we got more food on your shirt than we did in your mouth. runs some water Bath... yes, bath. It's your favorite thing. Bath. It's your favorite thing! It's your favorite thing! Because I know what you get to do. You know what you get to do? You know what's more fun than anything? Huh? Splash Mommy. "I get to splash Mommy!" Yes! Undresses him- tickles him with some weird stomach-sucking thing. The water has stopped running and instead, slime is coming out. Now to get ready for this, Mommy's going to take her shirt off too... Takes off shirt- picks OSCAR up. Turns around. The mass of pink slime reaches for OSCAR and attacks. She screams and runs.

PETER's apartment PETER is asleep on couch. Pounding on door. OSCAR is screaming.

DANA Peter, it's me! Please! Let us in!

PETER getting up What the hell is this?

DANA Peter! Let us in, please! he does so I didn't know where else to go... the most awful thing happened. The bathtub, the bathtub was trying to eat Oscar! I was giving him a bath... there was all this pink ooze everywhere and it was reaching for him. to OSCAR I'm not gonna let it get you! I was so terrified!

PETER Okay, you're all right, you're all right, okay? All right, you're all safe now, okay? Sit down, relax, okay? Sit down, I'll get you guys a shirt or something. calls on the phone Ray? Yeah, Dana's just come over to my place. Well, actually, her tub tried to eat her.

Lab at Ghostbusters HQ Music plays to slime. RAY is on phone. He has wires connected to his head.

RAY What? Are you serious? Well, that's great! - I mean, that's terrible, but it's great for what we were... - Yeah, I will. Sure, we'll get right on it. hangs up Spengler! Major slime-related psychokinetic event.

EGON What happened?

RAY Something came out of Dana's bathtub, tried to grab her and the baby.

EGON Are they all right?

RAY Yeah, well, she got out of there and went over to Venkman's.

EGON Most interesting, Ray. Remember that painting Venkman mentioned? Well, I ran the name 'Vigo the Carpathian' through the Occult Reference-Net. Look what came up. they read a computer screen

RAY Ooh... Nice ugly history. Think there's a connection between this Vigo character and the- slime bubbles - slime?

EGON Is the atomic weight of cobalt 58.9?

RAY We'd better get over to Dana's apartment. I'd like to check out the bathtub.

EGON It might be a good idea to go to the museum in the morning and get a look at that painting.

PETER's apartment

PETER Ray's gonna go on over to your place and just take a look.

DANA He is?

PETER taking out a sweatshirt Okay, I have been holding onto this for a long time, Oscar, I got this from a girl who got this from Joe Willie Namath. Okay? We don't know how, we don't want to know. makes a diaper out of it So I would appreciate it if you would not hose this thing down, you know, give it your own personal rinse. Thank you. It would be an excellent time for you to start practicing a thing we big guys call "self control". Get outta here. Oh, look at him, look at him, oh, look at this guy. Oh, he's a coconut, this guy. You're gonna be staying at Uncle Pete's until this thing blows over. This is your place now.

PETER's bedroom He leaps onto the bed.

PETER Hi. Come on in. This is my place.

DANA So how are we going to handle the sleeping arrangements?

PETER Well, what's best for me is if I lie on my side like this, and you spoon up beside me, your arm draped over me. If we do it the other way- rolls over - I get your hair caught in my throat and I choke in the night.

DANA How about you on the sofa and me and the baby in the bed?

PETER It's a way to go.

DANA It's so late. I really ought to put him down.


DANA Yeah, if you want to.

PETER You're short, your belly button sticks out too far and you're a terrible burden on your poor mother!

Manhattan Museum of Art PETER waits. Ecto-1A drives up.

PETER You find anything at Dana's?

RAY Nah, nothing but some mood slime residue around the bathtub. But I did get something on that Vigo character you mentioned. Found it in Leon Zundiger's "Magicians, Martyrs and Madmen". Dig that.

EGON Vigo the Carpathian. Born 1505, died 1610.

PETER A hundred and five years old. He hung in there, didn't he?

RAY And he didn't die of old age, either. He was poisoned, stabbed, shot, hung, stretched, disemboweled, drawn and quartered.


WINSTON I guess he wasn't too popular at the end.

EGON No, not exactly a man of the people. Also known as Vigo the Cruel, Vigo the Torturer, Vigo the Despised and Vigo the Unholy.

PETER Wasn't he also Vigo the Butch?

RAY And dig this! There was a prophecy, just before his head died. His last words were: "Death is but a door, time is but a window. I'll be back!"

Restoration room The Ghostbusters enter.

PETER All right, suck in your guts, guys. We're the Ghostbusters.

JANOSZ angrily Go! Go, please, go, you, Dr. Venkman!

RAY Who's this wiggler?

PETER He's yours, Ray. Sic him!

RAY to JANOSZ Hi, Ray Stantz from the Ghostbusters. How are you? We're just doing a routine spook check.

PETER giving JANOSZ his coat Here, Johnny, hold this.

JANOSZ Dr. Venkman! Dana is not here!

PETER Yeah, we know that, Johnny.

JANOSZ So why are you came?

PETER We got a report there was a major creep in the area, we checked our list and you were right on the top. Johnny, where in the hell are you from, anyway?

JANOSZ The Upper West Side...

EGON The whole room's extremely hot, Peter.

WINSTON seeing VIGO Whoa. That's one ugly dude.

PETER taking pictures Oh, that's Vigo! Mr. Vigo! Vigs! Could you look this way, please!

JANOSZ No! No, please no. No! No, Dr. Venkman! stands in front of the painting No photographs, please! Slides are available in the gift shop. WINSTON pushes him away Aggh!

PETER Yeah, thanks.Thank you, Winston. to VIGO, taking pictures All right, you know what, give me angry, will you, will you give me angry. You've had a bad day, you're cranky. Good. Ooh, angrier. Angrier. I'm scared, you're scaring me, stop it. Good... good. Okay, walk for me, talk for me. Yeah. Okay, give me hot and sexy. Can you do it? You can. Oh, boy. Show me some teeth. Come on. Do the girls like you? Huh? The girls? Do the guys? I bet they both do. How about the animals? They like you? RAY is looking at VIGO's eyes. The eyes turn red, then blue again. RAY stares in disbelief. His arm grows limp. All right. More. That's right, you're big. You're big. Yeah. Yeah. All right, destroy me! Destroy me! Yeah! Destroy me! Destroy me! Yeah! Yeah!

EGON Venkman? We need to talk.

PETER to VIGO I've worked with better, but not many. Thank you. to JANOSZ, taking his coat Thanks, Johnny.

WINSTON to RAY Hey, hey? You finished?

RAY Yeah, I'm finished here.

WINSTON Are you all right?

RAY What?

WINSTON I mean, you're not coming down with something?


PETER's apartment PETER comes home.

PETER Dana! Your prince! Oh, no... oh, no, oh, no! She cleaned!

DANA coming out of the shower Hi.


DANA Ssh... he's asleep. Come here. So what happened with my apartment?

PETER Well, the guys spent the whole night there. They went through all your things, your personal stuff, they tried on some of your clothes, made a few long-distance phone calls, cleaned out the fridge...

DANA Did they find anything?

PETER They found a little bit of that pink slime.

DANA Oh God. Well, what am I supposed to do now?

PETER You are supposed to get dressed and get crazy with me on the streets of Manhattan tonight.

DANA Peter, I don't think-

PETER This is exactly what you need! I have got you a baby-sitter. The whole thing's wired.

DANA Peter, I don't think we should go out on a date. You know, I can't leave Oscar in a strange place with a strange person.

PETER Strange person? Janine Melnitz, from my staff!

DANA Janine has experience baby-sitting?

PETER gives her flowers Here.

DANA Thank you.

PETER with a suitcase I've also brought some things from your apartment. Some wardrobe choices, a couple of provocative ensembles in here- I'll leave it up to you.

DANA Okay, but after dinner, don't put any of those old cheap moves on me.

PETER No, no, no, no.

DANA It's different.

PETER I have all new cheap moves.


DANA Hey, you! Hey, you! It looks like you're awake! You're awake, yes!

PETER Yes, Oscar. You're gonna have the whole place to yourself tonight, pal! It's gonna be pretty neat! I got some Laurie Antinelli tapes if you wanna watch them. Dana, did you see some shirts here in the floor-bed area?

DANA Yeah, I put them in the hamper.

PETER I have a hamper?

DANA Yeah, it's in the bathroom.

PETER Neat! takes out some clothes Will you tell me next time you're going to do that, though, please?

DANA Well, I thought they were dirty.

PETER I have more than two grades of laundry, okay? There's not just clean and dirty. There are many subtle levels. Okay? See? You hang this outside the window for twenty minutes... it's perfectly fine. leaves

DANA Interesting role model for you, Oscar, huh?

Ghostbusters HQ Exterior shot.

JANINE's desk

JANINE into a phone Well, they couldn't get to you until after the New Year. - Well, just don't go in there! hangs up Louis! I'm closing up!

Outside Ghostbusters HQ

LOUIS Should I take the subway, or the surface roads, or what? It's kind of busy out.

JANINE Well, I'm walking. Good night!

LOUIS Well now, well, hang on now... Do you maybe wanna- no, no- do you wanna have something to eat with me?

JANINE Yeah, I'd love that! But I promised Dr. Venkman I'd baby-sit for him. Want to baby-sit with me?

LOUIS Okay, I would!

JANINE Great. His place at eight- bye! leaves

LOUIS His place at eight, all right. Well, I can get his address from the W2... cars honk at him

Photo lab at Ghostbusters HQ RAY and EGON look at the pictures PETER took.

EGON We were right, Ray. Multi-planar curliean eminations.

RAY Yeah, well, here's your next month's cover of GQ. Check out the aura on this sucker! There's definitely a living presence there.

EGON We should get a deeper look.

RAY Why don't I run this wider shot through the spectronalizer?

EGON Good, I'll try turning up the rengence.

RAY So what do you think? Chinese?

EGON How about Thai?

RAY Nah, too spicy. Greek?

EGON Mexican?

RAY Pizza?

EGON Thin or thick?

RAY Chicago. Picture comes out. EGON hangs it up. The floating head of VIGO is seen in the river of slime.

EGON What the hell is that?

RAY I know what it is. I've seen it before.

EGON Where?

RAY When you guys had me dangling like a worm on a hook a hundred feet below First Avenue. That's the river of slime. door has locked itself- pictures catch on fire Huh? they run to the door- it is locked We need a blanket or a hose or something! Why's this closed?

EGON Winston!

RAY Winston!

EGON That way! That way!

RAY What are we gonna do, stick our heads in the toilet? WINSTON breaks the door down and puts out the fire

New York City Night.

Outside PETER's apartment building

PETER Taxi! Ecto-1A drives up. RAY, EGON and WINSTON drive up. They wear sewer work suits.

RAY Pete, it's great that you're here! We've got incredible news!

PETER Wait. Can I have one try? All you can eat barbecue rib night at the Sizzler.

EGON No, we analyzed the photos you took of Vigo. The spectrogram shows a river of slime flowing behind it.

RAY The same one I saw underground. Now we're going to the subway and sewer system to see if we can trace the source of the flow.

EGON Yeah, come on. Change your clothes. We'll wait for you.

WINSTON Yeah. Egon thinks there might even be a tremendous breeding surge in the cockroach population.

DANA Hi, boys. What's up?


PETER Dana, the guys are going down to the sewer to check for slime stuff. And Egon thinks there may be a huge surge in cockroach breeding. Want to blow off this dinner thing and go with them?

DANA with a smile Taxi!

PETER Women! Huh?


WINSTON Will you watch your step? I hate this.

RAY According to this old transit map there should be an entrance anywhere along here somewhere.

EGON with Giga-meter I'm not getting anything yet.

WINSTON Well, at least it's too dark to see the cockroaches.

RAY Forget about cockroaches. It's the subway rats you gotta worry about. Big as beavers.

EGON Yeah, some of them can go four, five kilo.

WINSTON Hey, hey, enough, all right?

RAY Listen to them, you hear them behind the walls. Scratching. There must be thousands of them!

WINSTON Just shut up about the rats.

RAY Okay, okay. shouting Hello? echo: "Hello?"

EGON Hey! echo: "Hey!"

WINSTON Hello! no echo


WINSTON Okay, I'm outta here. severed heads pop up everywhere

RAY, EGON, WINSTON Aggh! Aggh! heads vanish

WINSTON They're gone.

EGON Before we go any farther I think we should get our proton packs.

WINSTON Good idea. rumbling What's that?

RAY What's what?

WINSTON Sounded like a train. rumbling

RAY Uh-uh. These lines have been abandoned for fifty years.

WINSTON Oh. rumbling

EGON Probably in one of the tunnels above us.

WINSTON I don't know. Sounds awfully close to me. Rumbling, light, train whistle. Train comes down the tunnel. RAY and EGON jump away. WINSTON just stands there. Train goes right through him and goes away. Aggh!

EGON I think that was the old New York Central City Albany! Derailed in 1920! Killed hundreds of people! Did you catch the number on the locomotive?

WINSTON Sorry. I missed it.

EGON Something's trying to stop us. We must be close.

WINSTON Where's Ray? they call for RAY- no answer

RAY Guys! I found it!

EGON Where?

RAY Right here, there's a hole.

WINSTON Fellas, what about the packs? What about the packs?

Van Horne

EGON Unbelievable.

RAY What'd I tell you? I wasn't lying, was I?

EGON Do you realize how much negative energy it must have taken to generate a flow this size?

WINSTON Hey! New York, what a town.

EGON Let's see how deep it is. Get a sounding.

WINSTON Six feet. Twelve feet. Something's pulling it!

RAY Hold on! Hold on to it! Help me! RAY and EGON grab WINSTON- he is sucked into the river and floats away, screaming. RAY and EGON jump in to save him.


DANA A toast to the most charming, kindest-

PETER Oh, that's me!

DANA That's you. - and most unusual guy I have ever broken up with.

PETER Speaking of breaking up with neat guys, why did you dump me?

DANA I didn't dump you. I was protecting myself. I mean, you weren't very good for me. You know that, don't you?

PETER Heck, I'm not even good for me.

DANA You're much better than you realize. You don't give yourself enough credit.

PETER I need to hear that stuff. If I had this kind of support on a twenty-four-hours-a-day basis, I could have myself whipped into shape by the end of this century.

DANA Why don't you give me a jingle in the year 2000?

PETER Why don't I give you a jingle right now? they kiss

PETER's apartment

LOUIS to OSCAR So the seven little dwarves had a limited partnership in a small mining operation, and one day a beautiful princess came to live with them, and they bartered housekeeping services for room and board. Which was a real good deal for them because they didn't have to withhold Social Security or income tax or nothing, which you're really not supposed to do, you see, but for the purposes of this story I think it's okay. puts OSCAR in PETER's room

JANINE It really is a great place. I mean, it needs a woman's touch. But I think it looks really good, you know-

LOUIS Ssh. Bedtime.

JANINE You're very good with children.

LOUIS Thanks, I practiced on my hamster.

JANINE Oh. So, you live alone?

LOUIS I used to have a roommate, but my mom moved to Florida.

JANINE Oh. Why don't you come over here and sit with me?

LOUIS sits next to her Okay. So, you wanna play Boggle or Super Mario Bros.?

JANINE You know, I think motherhood's a very natural instinct. I'd like a child myself. crosses her legs Would you?

LOUIS confused, nervous Tonight?

Outside MMA A manhole opens. RAY, EGON and WINSTON come out.

WINSTON Nice going, Ray. What are you trying to do, drown me?

RAY Oh, you say it more like it was my fault! But you were too stupid to drop that sounding line!

WINSTON Stupid? Hey, you better watch your mouth or I'll put your lights out!

RAY Oh yeah?


RAY Well, any time!

WINSTON Come on, come on!

RAY It's go time, man!

WINSTON I want you, bad!

EGON Wait! Wait! Stop, stop! Get your clothes off! they strip down to long underwear

WINSTON Oh, Jesus, Ray. What were we doing? I was ready to kill you.

RAY It's the stuff. It's like pure concentrated evil.

EGON And it's all flowing right to this spot!

Restaurant RAY, EGON and WINSTON enter, dripping in slime.

MAITRE'D' You cannot come in here. Sirs? You cannot come in here!

RAY We'll only be a minute. they see PETER and DANA Venkman! shouting, chaos

MAITRE'D' Gentlemen, will you leave this restaurant?!

PETER Boys, boys! You're scaring the straights. Is there any way we can do this tomorrow?

EGON No, no, this won't wait until tomorrow, Venkman. It's hot and it's ready to pop.

RAY It's all over the city, Pete! Under it, actually.

WINSTON Rivers of this stuff.

EGON And it's all flowing right to the museum.

RAY Yeah, the museum! throws his hand in emphasis- gets slime all over the place

SLIMED RESTAURANT PATRON Ugh! It got all over me. What is this stuff?

RAY Sorry...

DANA God, you mean my museum?

PETER I was going to tell you between the dessert and the cheese course.

MAITRE'D' to policemen There they are!

PETER You can never go back there again... You have to find a new job... shouting, chaos

RAY being led away We gotta see the mayor!

Gracie Mansion Police car drives up. Music: "On Our Own".

MAYOR'S DOORMAN Whoa! Ghostbusters! Guys, come right this way. Say, you guys got an extra one of those proton packs? My kid brother really wants one.

EGON The proton pack is not a toy.

RAY I guess he's right.

PETER's apartment DANA enters. LOUIS jumps off the couch.

LOUIS Oh! Oh, Dana, we were just baby-sitting, honest, and we watched some TV and we had something to eat and one thing led to another, and-

DANA That's okay, Louis.

LOUIS I didn't know anything was gonna happen, really-

JANINE adjusting her dress Hi, Dana. How was your date?

DANA Well, it wasn't a date. It was just dinner.

LOUIS Where's Peter?

DANA Oh, he was arrested.

JANINE Typical.

DANA Did he call?

LOUIS No, nobody called.

DANA How's Oscar? Is he all right?

JANINE Oh, he's fine. Such a good baby! He was a little fussy at first, but we just gave him some French bread pizza. Passed right out.

DANA Good, good. Well, I'll just give him a look-see.

LOUIS So you think we should go?

JANINE Gee, I don't know. I don't think we should leave her alone.

LOUIS You're right. Let's stay. jump on the couch

Gracie Mansion MAYOR enters. The Ghostbusters greet him.

PETER, RAY, EGON, WINSTON Lenny... big man!

MAYOR Ghostbusters.

WINSTON Mr. Mayor? offers his hand- it is refused

MAYOR What is this, a slumber party? HARDEMEYER laughs. The Ghostbusters all talk at once. Look, I don't wanna hear anything about it. You've got two minutes. Make it good.

RAY Well, first of all, Mr. Mayor, it's a great pleasure to see you again, and we'd just like to say that almost 50% of us voted for you in the last election.

MAYOR I appreciate that.

PETER I'm just sorry we always have to meet under these circumstances.

RAY Mr. Mayor, we are here tonight because a psychomagnotheric slime flow of immense proportions is building beneath the city.

MAYOR Psycho-what?

EGON Psychomagnotheric.

PETER Big word. Big word.

EGON Negative human emotions are materializing in the form of a viscous, psychoreactive plasm with explosive supernormal potential.

MAYOR Does anybody speak English here?

WINSTON Yeah. Your Honor, see, what we're trying to tell you is like, all the bad feelings, all the hate, the anger and vibes of this city is turning into the sludge! Now, I didn't believe it at first either, but we just went for a swim in it and we ended up almost killing each other!

HARDEMEYER This is insane! I mean, do we really have to listen to this?

PETER Can't you stop your lips from flapping for two little minutes?! Lenny, have you been out on the street lately? Do you know how weird it is out there? We've taken our own head count. There seem to be three million completely miserable assholes living in the tri-state area!

HARDEMEYER Oh, please.

PETER I beg your pardon. Three million and one.


RAY And what budgie-brain here doesn't realize is that if we don't do something fast, this whole place is gonna blow like a frog on a hot plate.

HARDEMEYER Yeah, right.

MAYOR What am I supposed to do? Go on television and tell ten million people they have to be nice to each other? Being miserable and treating other people like dirt is every New Yorker's God-given right. Your two minutes are up! Good night, gentlemen. leaves- they call to him- he leaves

PETER Oh... the Times is gonna be interested in this... And you know the polls are gonna be down!

WINSTON "Mayor Hides Slime"...

RAY "Times Square Slime"?

EGON Slime Square?

RAY Yeah, Slime Square.

HARDEMEYER Whoa, whoa, whoa! Fine, fine, fine. Now, before you go running off to the newspapers with this, would you consider telling this slime business to some of our people downtown?

PETER It's gotta be done right away.

Parkview Hospital The Ghostbusters are committed.

RAY Vigo's gonna come back! The whole city's in danger! The whole state, the whole world! All we wanna do is help!

HARDEMEYER to PSYCHIATRIST The mayor wants them kept under strict observation for the next few days. We think they're seriously disturbed and potentially dangerous.

PSYCHIATRIST Well, we'll do whatever's necessary.

HARDEMEYER Thank you, doctor.

Manhattan Museum of Art The room has become a shrine to VIGO. Circles of candles.

JANOSZ I await the word, Vigo!

VIGO I, Vigo, the Scourge of Carpathia-

JANOSZ I know. You've told me this. The Scourge.

VIGO - the sorrow of Moldavia-

JANOSZ Sorrows. I've heard all of this, yes.

VIGO - command you.

JANOSZ Command me, lord.

VIGO The season of evil begins with the birth of the new year.


VIGO Bring me the child that I might live again!

JANOSZ Yes... Lord Vigo? I was wondering- this woman Dana is fine and strong. Now, if I was to bring the baby, could I have that woman?...

VIGO So be it. On this day of darkness she will be ours. Wife to you and mother to me.

JANOSZ jumps up and spins around Yes! Thank you, lord! Thank you!

PETER's apartment DANA, LOUIS and JANINE watch TV.

JANINE Is, like, she the killer or what?

LOUIS No. That's Rita Hayworth. She was married to Citizen Kane while they were doing this thing. Then right after they finished, she dumped him for some polo player. I don't why beautiful girls love horses so much. Do you love horses?


DANA You know, you really don't have to stay. I'm sure Peter will be back soon.

LOUIS Oh, we don't mind. Can you see okay?

DANA Yep. A window opens in PETER's room. DANA feels wind- goes to check on OSCAR. He is not in bed. Oscar? Oh! She sees him on the ledge. Oh God! Oscar! Louis! It's Oscar! Oscar...

LOUIS seeing OSCAR on the ledge Call 911 right now! DANA crawls across the ledge to OSCAR. JANOSZ comes out of the sky, puts OSCAR in a baby carriage and flies away.

DANA Oscar... oh, no... no, no, no... No!

LOUIS That was a ghost!

DANA No, no, that was Janosz. He took him...

JANINE What's happening?

LOUIS What should we do?

JANINE Where's the baby?

DANA The museum... puts her coat on

LOUIS Where are you going?

DANA I've got to get my baby! she leaves

LOUIS We gotta find the guys.

Parkview Hospital

RAY As I explained before, we think the spirit of a 16th century Moldavian tyrant is alive and well in a painting at the Manhattan Museum of Art.

PSYCHIATRIST Mm-hmm. And are there any other paintings in the museum with bad spirits in them?

EGON You're wasting valuable time! He's drawing strength from a psychomagnotheric slime flow that's been collecting under the city.

PSYCHIATRIST Yes, tell me about the slime.

WINSTON It's very potent stuff. We made a toaster dance with it.


RAY And a bathtub tried to eat his friend's baby.


PETER Don't look at me, I think these people are completely nuts.

Van Horne Slime flows.

Manhattan Museum of Art DANA gets out of her taxi and goes in. Slime covers the building.

Restoration room DANA runs to OSCAR. Takes him off the altar.

DANA Oscar... sweetheart... oh, oh... I thought I'd lost you... never see you again... oh, baby.

JANOSZ Hello, Dana. I thought that you might come.

DANA You stay away from us, Janosz. I mean it.

JANOSZ Oh, don't worry, he will not be harmed! He has been chosen to be the vessel of the spirit of Vigo! And you will be the mother of the ruler of the world!... Doesn't that sound nice?

DANA No. It sounds ludicrous. You stay away from him. I mean it.

JANOSZ Well, I don't think we have choice here. Take a look- it's not Gainsborough's 'Blue Boy', there. Heh, heh. He is Vigo!

DANA I don't care who he is! You're not going to take my baby! flies into a cage- OSCAR goes to the altar again Oscar... Oh, you bastard!

River of slime Flows.

Theater A ghost chases people away.

A street WOMAN WITH FUR COAT steps in slime. Fur coat comes alive and attacks. She throws it off. It runs down the street.

Victory Arch Huge behemoth terrorizes the general public.

Police station

POLICEMAN Was this a big dinosaur or a little dinosaur? - Ah, a skeleton.- Which way was it headed?

ANOTHER POLICEMAN Wait a second. What was chasing you in the park? - The park bench was chasing you? - I see.

YET ANOTHER POLICEMAN What? Wait a second. Lieutenant! I think you'd better talk to this guy.


YET ANOTHER POLICEMAN It's some dock supervisor down at Pier 34.

POLICE LIEUTENANT What's the problem?!

YET ANOTHER POLICEMAN He says the Titanic just arrived!

Pier 34 The Titanic has arrived.

DOCK SUPERVISOR Well, better late than never.

City Hall

FIRE CHIEF The Battery is swamped! We've had more than three thousand calls since midnight last night!

POLICE COMMISSIONER We've had to remain in uniform on the streets, and I am still short-handed. We've had meter maids chasing ghosts all over midtown!

PUBLIC WORKS OFFICIAL giving HARDEMEYER a diagram There's this shell thing over the Manhattan Museum of Art. We can't make a dent!

HARDEMEYER Have you tried dynamite?

PUBLIC WORKS OFFICIAL We've tried everything.

MAYOR entering What the hell is going on? It's pandemonium out there!

HARDEMEYER Yes, I know, we're working on it!

MAYOR Great. While you're working on it I'm going down in history as the mayor who let New York get sucked down into the tenth level of hell. All right, we've got no choice. Call the Ghostbusters.

HARDEMEYER Wait! Now, I'm sure there's another way.

MAYOR Jack, I spent an hour last night in my bedroom talking to Fiorello LaGuardia and he's been dead for forty years. Now where are the Ghostbusters?

HARDEMEYER Uh... they're not available.

MAYOR What do you mean, they're not available?

HARDEMEYER Well, I had them committed to the psychiatric ward at Parkview Hospital.

MAYOR You what?!

HARDEMEYER They were threatening to go to the press! I was protecting your interests!

MAYOR Oh yeah?!


MAYOR Well, you can stop protecting my interests. You have exactly three minutes to clear out. You're fired!

HARDEMEYER But the election! You're making a big mistake, Mr. Mayor!

MAYOR Harry! Remove this man from the building. And get me the Ghostbusters!

MAYOR'S AIDE Mr. Mayor? Mr. Mayor? Come take a look at this. Wow. sky is filled with bolts of dark energy Have you ever seen anything like that before?

MAYOR Somebody get me the Ghostbusters.

Parkview Hospital The Ghostbusters suit up.

LOUIS And he took the baby into the carriage, and it levitated away!

PETER What'd Dana do? Where'd she go?

LOUIS I don't know. She said she was going to the museum to get the baby back! And there was an eclipse, and the whole town went dark, and everybody's nuts!

RAY It all fits! Vigo wants in on the 21st century. He needs a human body to inhabit. Little Oscar must be it!

WINSTON Yeah, and I bet we're the only ones who can do anything about it, right?

RAY You bet we are!

Manhattan Museum of Art Ecto-1 drives up. Museum is covered in a shell of slime. Cheering. Music: On Our Own.

RAY Looks like a giant Jell-O mold.

WINSTON I hate Jell-O.

PETER Aw, come on! There's always room for Jell-O!

Restoration room

JANOSZ Soon it will be midnight and the city will be mine and Vigo's. Well... mainly Vigo's. Oh, Dana, you and I have this terrific opportunity! To make the best of this relationship!

DANA We don't have a relationship.

JANOSZ I know!... Marry me, Dana. Together we will raise Vigo as our son! And let me tell you something here, there are many perks in being the mother of a living god. Sure we could get you a magnificent apartment, car, free parking... opens her cage Many marriages begin with a certain amount of distance. And I think that perhaps you and I could maybe learn to... love each other?

DANA Yes, I could learn.


RAY Pull 'em.

EGON Full nutronas. they charge their packs

RAY Let's cook! they blast, to no avail, and stop blasting Save 'em!

PEOPLE IN CROWD boos and hisses C'mon! Aw, c'mon Ghostbusters!

EGON That slime mold is pulsing with evil. It would take a tremendous amount of positive energy to crack that shell and I seriously doubt there's enough goodwill left in this town to do it.

RAY You know, I just can't believe things have gotten so bad in this city that there's no way back. I mean, sure, it's dirty, it's crowded, it's polluted, it's noisy and there's people all around who'd just as soon step on your face as look at you. But come on! There's got to be a few sparks of sweet humanity left in this burned-out burg and we just have to figure out a way to mobilize it.

EGON He's right. We need something that everyone in this town can get behind, we need... a symbol!

RAY Something that appeals to the best in each and every one of us.

EGON Something good.

WINSTON Something decent.

PETER Something pure. they are all looking at the...

Statue of Liberty

PETER Kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?

RAY Wonder what?

PETER Whether she's naked under that toga. She's French. You know that.

Inside Statue

EGON Got it. Ready with the speakers, Ray. Slime blowers ready.

RAY Internal audio, set. Internal electric, set.

WINSTON Slime blower, prime, set.

PETER to slime in slime blowers Ooh. Good slime, good slime. Winston, is our slime in a good mood tonight?

WINSTON I hope so. She's a lot bigger than a toaster.

EGON It's all yours, Venkman.

PETER Thank you. Testing, one, two, testing. Hey, how many of you people out here are a national monument, raise your hand, please. Oh, hello, miss!

WINSTON Hey. Let's frost it.

RAY It's slime time. they blast slime all over the statue Beautiful!


RAY Pilot controls ready.

EGON All right. It's getting late. It's almost midnight. Let's go, Venkman.

PETER Here's something off the request line from Liberty Island. We're gonna squeeze some New Year's juice from ya, Big Apple! Music: (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher. Slime sparks. Statue's torch explodes. Lady Liberty walks.

RAY Man, I can't wait to see people's faces when we come on shore! This should really get the city's positive energy flowing, huh, Venkie!

PETER Keep kicking, Libby! You make this work, we'll pop for a weekend in Vegas with the Jolly Green Giant!

Ghostbusters HQ JANINE helps LOUIS put on a Ghostbusters uniform.

JANINE You look fantastic in this.

LOUIS I was born to wear this stuff. they kiss


LOUIS Boy, this equipment's heavy.

Street Statue walks down the street.

PETER Yeah, New York!

RAY Sing it out!

PETER Your love... has lifted me higher!

WINSTON Come on, you sing!

EGON We're running out of time, Ray.

WINSTON Can't you make her go any faster?

RAY I'm afraid the vibrations would shake her to pieces. We should have padded her feet.

EGON I don't think they make Nikes in her size, Ray.

PETER Ah, don't worry, she's tough. She's a harbor chick! statue crushes a police car

RAY Sorry! My fault!

Another street LOUIS runs down.

LOUIS Happy New Year. Gotta stay fit, keep sharp, make good decisions. sees a bus Oh, good, oh, good, oh, good. Slimer is the driver Oh... it's you! Slimer beckons him in Okay... but I didn't know you had your license.

Manhattan Museum of Art

JANOSZ Four minutes to go, and then... party times. VIGO starts to possess OSCAR It's happening! It's really happening! sees the Statue of Liberty No! Go away! Go away from here!

PETER I love it when you rumble!


EGON Hit it with it all! Statue smashes the skylight. JANOSZ runs. DANA grabs OSCAR. VIGO vanishes.

DANA Oh, Oscar, look! The Ghostbusters slide down ropes

JANOSZ No! Go away! Do you know who this is?

PETER Happy New Year.

JANOSZ He is Vigo! You are like the buzzing of flies to him! VIGO is gone- even from the painting

PETER Oh, Johnny, did you back the wrong horse. Will you hose him, please?

RAY Hose him! RAY and WINSTON slime JANOSZ- he falls down

WINSTON One down.

RAY On the ground.

DANA Boy, am I- kisses PETER - glad to see you.

PETER hugging OSCAR Oh, Oscar, Oscar!

DANA seeing JANOSZ Is he- dead?

RAY Uh-uh. This slime is positively charged. He'll wake up feeling like a million bucks.

PETER Whoa! This gentleman is a little bit ripe! That's all right, my friend, I think I had an accident, too. wind- crash- a hose wraps around DANA

DANA Get him away!

RAY Get a knife or something! We gotta cut her out of this.

PETER hiding OSCAR Okay. All right, now listen. You gotta stay right here. Don't move. Uncle Pete's gotta go help your mom for a second. You just stay there and don't say anything. VIGO appears

EGON Uh-oh.

RAY Hold it right there, deadhead! You want a baby, go ahead and knock up some willing hellhound. Otherwise I'm giving you to the count of three to get back in that painting where you belong. One...


RAY Three! PETER and EGON fire You got him! You got him! VIGO deflects the beams to the Ghostbusters. They fall down. He snarls.

WINSTON That was really stupid.

EGON Ray? Can you move?

RAY No. Are you okay?

EGON No. Venkman? How are you?

PETER I'm fine. VIGO finds OSCAR

DANA No... no! Oscar- please, do something!

PETER Not so fast, Vigo! Hey, Vigo! Yeah, you! The bimbo with the baby. Anyone ever tell you the big shoulder look is out? You know, I have met some dumb blondes in my life, but you take the taco, pal. Only a Carpathian would come back to life now and choose New York. Tasty pick, bonehead! If you had brain one in that huge melon on top of your neck, you would be living the sweet life out in southern California's beautiful San Fernando Valley! VIGO shoots paralyzing rays at the Ghostbusters Oh darn. Oh, darn it!

VIGO Now we become one! Music: Auld Lang Syne.

RAY Where's that singing coming from?

WINSTON The people outside. VIGO is in pain

Outside museum LOUIS runs up.

LOUIS Sorry folks! Excuse me! Ghostbusters! Wow! gets his proton pack ready I'm here with you guys.

Restoration room

EGON He's weakening! The singing is neutralizing the slime!

RAY I can move!

DANA Oscar! VIGO is blown back into the painting- PETER catches OSCAR Oh...

EGON He's back in the painting!

PETER All right, go find a shady spot. Viggy, Viggy, Viggy. You have been a bad monkey! RAY goes up to painting

EGON Uh, Ray? We'd like to shoot the monster. Could you move, please?




VIGO No! I, Ray, am Vigo, and rule the earth! Be gone, you pitiful half-men!

EGON Now! He and PETER fire- WINSTON shoots his slime.

Outside LOUIS fires.

Restoration room RAY jumps away, leaving the floating head of VIGO. He goes back into the painting.

VIGO No!... explosion, bright light

Outside The slime mold breaks up. Cheering.

MAN That was great! I loved it!

LOUIS I did it!... I did it! I'm a Ghostbuster!

Restoration room EGON and WINSTON tend to RAY.

EGON taking off RAY's slime blower Let's get this off.

WINSTON How do you feel?

RAY Groovy.

PETER You all right?

DANA Yes. Thank you, Peter.

PETER to OSCAR Spread out, shorty. kisses DANA

RAY dripping with slime I love you guys. I love all you guys.

EGON Great, Ray.

RAY And I love Venkman... wow. Real friendship.

WINSTON We gonna have to live with this?

JANOSZ lying in a puddle of slime singing They will come from behind... RAY helps him up Ah, ah... why am I drippings with goo?

EGON You had a violent prolonged transformative psychic episode.


RAY Sorry we had to hose you down there, but you were kind of out of control. Hey, man. Let me tell you something. I love you.

JANOSZ Yes? Well, I love you too. they hug

WINSTON seeing the VIGO painting Hey fellas! You wanna take a look at this?

RAY Wow!

EGON Early Renaissance, I think. Raphael, or Pierro de la Francesca.

PETER No, I believe it's one of the Fettucinis... Painting is of PETER, RAY, EGON, WINSTON and OSCAR. Angels sing. Voices shout "Ghostbusters!" Music: Ghostbusters.

Outside People cheer. The Ghostbusters walk down the steps, with DANA, OSCAR and JANOSZ and LOUIS.

PETER's apartment PETER looks in the fridge and doesn't like what he sees. He groans.

Ghostbusters HQ RAY just smiles and laughs.

DANA's apartment DANA tickles OSCAR. Music: On Our Own.

Museum EGON laughs.

Outside Ghostbusters HQ LOUIS walks into the wrong door of building, finds himself outside again, walks in.

Outside museum WINSTON takes a breather.

Inside Ghostbusters HQ JANINE carries some stinky ghost traps away.

Museum JANOSZ smiles to the camera.

Outside museum HARDEMEYER parties with some citizens. MAYOR stands around officially.

Courtroom JUDGE stands around officially. PROSECUTOR is being treated for injuries.

Two views of OSCAR He smiles.

Ghostbusters HQ Slimer appears. Smiles.

Street The Ghostbusters run down, guns in hand.

Central Park, brownstone, PETER's apartment, DANA's apartment PETER and RAY, RAY and WINSTON, PETER, and EGON, respectively, do funky dance moves.

Statue of Liberty She has been put back on her pedestal. The Ghostbusters accept the key to the city from MAYOR. People cheer. Pan back to the whole city. Fade to black. Final credits roll.

The End