Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Trivia: The same advertisement for Stay-Puft Marshmallows in the original movie is visible on the side of one of the buildings in the town. It's in roughly the same shape as the billboard in the 1984 film.

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Trivia: Director Jason Reitman is the son of Ivan Reitman, director of the original "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II." As a child, Jason actually had a cameo in "Ghostbusters II" during the birthday party in the beginning. (He's the kid who tells Ray he heard the Ghostbusters were "full of crap").

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Trivia: Part of the reason a third "Ghostbusters" movie wasn't made in the 90's or 2000's was because Bill Murray didn't really want to return to his role of Peter Venkman. It was even rumored that Murray would immediately shred any "Ghostbusters 3" scripts that were sent to him. After many months of speculation, it was finally reported that Murray agreed to reprise the role in this film, alongside many other original cast members.

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Trivia: If one counts his cameo in the 90's film version of "Casper," this will actually be the fourth film to feature Dan Aykroyd as the character Ray Stanz.

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Trivia: The codename for the film during production was "Rust City."

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Trivia: Originally, sequels were planned for the 2016 "Ghostbusters" reboot. However, when the film attracted some controversy and fell short at the box office, plans for the sequels were abandoned. Eventually, an idea was hatched for a direct sequel to the original two films, which became "Ghostbusters: Afterlife."

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Continuity mistake: Trevor is driving the Ecto-1 and complains that Podcast is breathing on him. We see Podcast very close to him. The shot cuts and Podcast is now further away.

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Mr. Grooberson: There hasn't been a ghost sighting in 30 years. New York in the '80s... it's like The Walking Dead. Your dad never mentioned this to you?
Callie: It's just my mom.

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Question: When Phoebe is on the phone with Ray, he mentions that the Ghostbusters fire house is now a Starbucks. In the post-credits scene, we see that Winston has purchased the fire house so the Ghostbusters can get back to business, but the fire house looks like it has been abandoned for several years and no other company ever took it over. Did I miss something here?

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Answer: Ray was probably being sarcastic, and was simply making a general comment about gentrification in the area.

Answer: It's been 40 years since the Ghostbusters disbanded, Ray mostly likely passed by the old place and saw a Starbucks there. It has since shut down.

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