Trivia: The "Demonic Balloons" that attack the Ghostbusters are almost direct re-creations of real Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons from the 1930's. The filmmakers decided to use the real designs in order to represent the "spirits" of New York's history... and also because they were quite eerie and unsettling.

Trivia: In order to enhance the 3D effects in the film, some elements like slime and the proton beams are rendered to go "beyond the borders" and into the black matting that is present at the top and bottom of the image. This effect is also maintained in some 2D home-video releases of the film.

Trivia: Even though this film isn't connected to the original films, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver all make cameos in this film. Harold Ramis as a bust in the hall of the university where Erin was going to teach; Bill Murray as supernatural debunker Dr. Martin Heiss who dies after Mayhem kicks him out the window; Dan Aykroyd as a cab driver; Annie Potts as the snooty hotel receptionist; Ernie Hudson as Patty's uncle who gave her the hearse to drive; Sigourney Weaver as Holtzman's mentor Rebecca Gorin.


Trivia: The casting of Leslie Jones as a subway employee Patty caused some controversy as the only non-scientist character in the film was being portrayed by an African American actress. In actuality, the part was originally intended for Melissa McCarthy while Jones would have played McCarthy's role. Jones and director Paul Feig both secretly wanted Jones to play Patty (as they felt it was too similar to McCarthy's prior roles, and they wanted to "unleash [Jones] onto the public" like McCarthy had been in Feig's prior film "Spy"), so they swapped her role with McCarthy's, despite knowing it might cause some controversy.

Trivia: Daniel Ramis (Harold Ramis' son) has a cameo as a Metal Head at the rock concert which the Ghostbusters attend.

Trivia: The stay puft marshmallow man and silmer from the original films both make cameos in this film, although stay puft is a balloon in this film.


Trivia: There is an end credits scene where Patty is listening to an audio recording and then asks the others if they ever heard the name Zuul, then fades to black. Zuul was an antagonist in the original film, the being inhabiting Sigourney Weaver's character.


Trivia: Near the end of the credits, it says,"For Harold Ramis." Harold Ramis played Egon Spengler in the original 2 Ghostbusters films. This was a tribute to him. He, unfortunately, passed away February 24, 2014.


Trivia: Erin says "Mercado" is Spanish for "table" when it is actually Spanish for "market." "Mesa" is in fact Spanish for "table." It's a running gag that Erin is really bad at Spanish. Earlier in the movie, she mistranslates what the theatre janitor was saying when he went past on a gurney.


Trivia: The character "Holtzmann" is named after a New York official who helped the film crew behind the original "Ghostbusters" (1984) gain access to specific locales of the city for shots and filming.


Continuity mistake: After the meeting with the ghost of the mansion Erin hugs Abby and she gets the ectoplasm from her, but in the next shot it disappears.

More mistakes in Ghostbusters

Kevin: Can I bring my cat to work? He has terrible anxiety problems.
Abby Yates: Oh, I'd love to let you bring your cat to work, but I have a terrible cat allergy.
Kevin: I don't have a cat. He's a dog. His name is My Cat.
Abby Yates: You named your dog My Cat?
Kevin: Mike Hat.
Erin Gilbert: First name Mike, last name Hat?
Kevin: Well, his full name is Michael Hat.

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