Ghostbusters 2

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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: On the theater marquee, the film "Cannibal Girls" (with Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin) is seen. "Cannibal Girls" was directed by "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters 2" director, Ivan Reitman.

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Continuity mistake: The floating toys on the stool by Dana's tub disappear when the water becomes pink goo.

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Prosecutor: So what you're saying is that the world of the supernatural is your exclusive province?
Peter Venkman: Kitten, I think what I'm saying is that, sometimes, shit happens, someone has to deal with it, and who ya gonna call?

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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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