GHOSTBUSTERS ( filming location video ) Bill Murray

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Ghostbusters (titled on-screen as Ghost Busters) is a 1984 American science fiction comedy film written by co-stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists-turned-ghost exterminators. The film was released in the United States on June 8, 1984 and like several films of the era, teamed Aykroyd and/or Ramis with headliner Bill Murray. It was produced and directed by Ivan Reitman, who also directed Stripes, and stars Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson. With inflation adjustments, the film’s original release grossed over $500 million US dollars counting sales in just the U.S., making it domestically one of the highest-grossing films of 1984 and also domestically the 31st highest-grossing film.

The film’s theme song, “Ghostbusters”, written and performed by Ray Parker, Jr., sparked the catchphrases “Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!” and “I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost(s)”. The song was a huge hit, staying #1 for three weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and #1 for two weeks on the Black Singles chart. The song earned Parker an Academy Award nomination for “Best Original Song”.

The concept was inspired by Aykroyd’s own fascination with the paranormal and it was conceived as a vehicle for himself and friend John Belushi, fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus.
The original story, as written by Aykroyd, was very different from what was eventually filmed. In that early version, a group of Ghostbusters travelled through time, space and other dimensions taking on huge ghosts (of which the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man was just one of many). Also, the Ghostbusters wore S.W.A.T.-like outfits and used wands instead of Proton Packs to fight the ghosts. Ghostbusters storyboards show them wearing riotsquad-type helmets with movable transparent visors.

Aykroyd pitched his story to director / producer Ivan Reitman, who liked the basic idea but immediately saw the budgetary impossibilities demanded by Aykroyd’s first draft. At Reitman’s suggestion, the story was given a major overhaul, eventually evolving into the final screenplay which Aykroyd and Ramis hammered out over the course of three weeks in a Martha’s Vineyard bomb shelter in May-June 1982.

Aykroyd and Ramis initially wrote the script with roles written especially for Belushi, Eddie Murphy and John Candy. However, Belushi died during the writing of the screenplay, and neither Murphy nor Candy would commit to the movie, so Aykroyd and Ramis made some changes and polished a basic, sci-fi-oriented screenplay for their final draft.

In addition to Aykroyd’s high-concept basic premise, and Ramis’ skill at grounding the fantastic elements with a realistic setting, the film benefits from Bill Murray’s semi-improvisational performance as Peter Venkman, the character initially intended for Belushi.

Louis Tully was originally conceived as a conservative man in a business suit played by comedian John Candy, but with Candy unable to commit to the role, it was taken by Rick Moranis, portraying Louis as a geek. Gozer was originally going to appear in the form of Ivo Shandor as a slender, unremarkable man in a suit played by Paul Reubens. In the end, the role was played by Yugoslav model Slavitza Jovan.

Harold Ramis had no intention of acting in any role in the film as he planned on only helping Aykroyd write the screenplay.

Feeling he knew the character best since he created him, Ramis accepted the role of Egon. He credits this move in revitalizing his acting career, as Ramis had previously focused on off-screen work such as writing and directing.

Winston Zeddemore was written with Eddie Murphy in mind, but Murphy had to decline the role as he was filming Beverly Hills Cop at the same time. If Murphy had been cast, Zeddemore would have been hired much earlier in the film, and would have accompanied the trio on their hunt for Slimer at the hotel and been slimed in place of Peter Venkman. When Ernie Hudson took over, it was decided that he be brought in later to indicate how the Ghostbusters were struggling to keep up with the outbreak of ghosts


  1. Mattia Bianucci Trainer on July 9, 2022 at 4:46 am

    What you do is amazing! Keep it up! 🙂

  2. 2000jago on July 9, 2022 at 4:47 am

    Aside from the crazy audio levels, that was one cool vid!  Thanks!

  3. sci3ntologist on July 9, 2022 at 4:48 am

    Amazing video!!
    Little known fact but the interiors of the ghost house were actually filmed in another fire hall, in California.

  4. Alessandro Olmi on July 9, 2022 at 4:49 am

    Absolutely awesom! Congratulations from Italy!

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  6. Tom Smith on July 9, 2022 at 4:54 am


  7. capo chevy on July 9, 2022 at 4:55 am

    you are a kinnngggg 

  8. MaXGTS1 on July 9, 2022 at 4:56 am

    Awesome.  I’m heading to NYC soon and this video gave me ideas for places to visit.

  9. Enrique Ninetwisted on July 9, 2022 at 4:58 am

    hahaha muy bueno

  10. alleygh0st on July 9, 2022 at 4:58 am

    Very cool, and really well done.
    Tres bien fait, mec.

  11. Fin The Shark on July 9, 2022 at 4:59 am

    Am I the only one that thought this was gonna be a vid on the set for the new movie coming out?

  12. pcktlwyr on July 9, 2022 at 5:02 am

    nice spin on the YT genre

  13. Antonio Galvez on July 9, 2022 at 5:04 am

    On the restorant scene was Debbie Gibson
    Was a little girl was celebrating her birthday 12 with her family

  14. Philip Watson 82 on July 9, 2022 at 5:04 am

    EPIC WORK 🎥👏🏼🎥💯👌🏼💯

  15. Buzz*Duh on July 9, 2022 at 5:05 am

    It’s nice to see many of these locations look practically identical and unchanged from the early 1980s

  16. jedijones on July 9, 2022 at 5:05 am

    In related news, protesters have torn down the ghost logo sign in the firehouse to protest white supremacy. They say ghosts have always been white and we should have some black ones now.

  17. JoefromNJ1 on July 9, 2022 at 5:06 am

    is that Tavern on the green?

  18. The Julian Lopez on July 9, 2022 at 5:06 am

    Genius, this is wonderful! Thank you!

  19. Stefan Krohn on July 9, 2022 at 5:09 am

    Great work !!!!! Please more !

  20. Mark Priss on July 9, 2022 at 5:11 am

    i gotta say this is pretty awesome! i think i will be subscribing to your channel sir!

  21. I'm here for the sarcasm on July 9, 2022 at 5:12 am

    My man. Every one of your videos deserves a thumbs up!

  22. Brad Peterson on July 9, 2022 at 5:13 am


  23. jedijones on July 9, 2022 at 5:13 am

    Glad to see Slimer still lives and eats in the firehouse. LOL

  24. charrua59 on July 9, 2022 at 5:14 am

    Best filming location video ever made!

  25. Alexander Pytko on July 9, 2022 at 5:15 am

    I thought that they closed that restaurant down.

  26. Ross Williams on July 9, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Another absolute Gem

  27. Timothy Cormier on July 9, 2022 at 5:17 am

    Harve, I am absolutely addicted to these videos. I can’t stop watching them. What a great idea for a channel!!! Bravo sir!! BRAVO!!!

  28. DVDF Merlin on July 9, 2022 at 5:17 am

    02:11 what type of douche wears a hoodie indoors.

  29. TheTigersbay on July 9, 2022 at 5:17 am

    That was just brilliant . Thank you 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙏

  30. M Taylor on July 9, 2022 at 5:18 am

    I enjoy your videos, not sure why you don’t get as many views as Daily Woo and Daze the Lion

  31. chefjason1983 on July 9, 2022 at 5:19 am

    great job love it

  32. The Steel City Storm on July 9, 2022 at 5:19 am


  33. keith4usa1 on July 9, 2022 at 5:20 am

    Another Brilliant job done by Herve !!!  I just love Herve’s  style !!!!!  Well done.

  34. Russell Jennings on July 9, 2022 at 5:20 am

    Dude you make really good content. Thx.

  35. Martin Brody on July 9, 2022 at 5:20 am

    Great stuff, Herve! I recently re-watched Ghostbusters for the first time in about 20 years and had forgotten how funny that film is! Quality, laugh out loud one liners, especially from Murray.

  36. staypuft8282 on July 9, 2022 at 5:25 am

    Top of my bucket list is to one day visit GBHQ. Great vid dude.

  37. ThatEpisodeSimp on July 9, 2022 at 5:25 am


  38. streams 1.21 74 123 on July 9, 2022 at 5:26 am

    went to these locations myself a few years ago
    … I was lucky enougth to go inside fire house. amazing. great film great soundtrack. great new York.

  39. Ben BamBoo on July 9, 2022 at 5:27 am

    What a great video. The morphing effects and how you tried to match the exact perspectives was awesome. Seeing Slimer in the firehouse was the capper. Thanks for doing this!

  40. Dutch Ghostbuster on July 9, 2022 at 5:28 am

    herve how are you doing?
    Are you still making these awesome videos?

  41. gold333 on July 9, 2022 at 5:28 am

    What is that Logo in the beginning Attia? The European Pathe cinema copied that logo? Someone plz explain.

  42. Scott Page on July 9, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Bravo Sir

  43. Bradley Parker on July 9, 2022 at 5:31 am

    call me….dick

  44. Dóka B. Dániel on July 9, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Good job! 😀💓

  45. antonio galvez on July 9, 2022 at 5:37 am

    6:49 Debbie Gibson!

  46. Kevin Sullwold on July 9, 2022 at 5:37 am

    I love that the fire company has the GB lighted sign inside.

  47. Goligo Go on July 9, 2022 at 5:39 am

    You put some time into it and a great job! Highly enjoyable to watch

  48. westfourstreet design on July 9, 2022 at 5:39 am

    Great job. Thanks for the effort of putting this together. Loved it!

  49. thomasanderson parra on July 9, 2022 at 5:40 am

    GOOD job

  50. PIERCED6966 on July 9, 2022 at 5:44 am

    This one i didnt find as much fun with you walking in the sets, but still good.

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