Sunday, June 9, 2013

June 8: Ghostbusters!

On this date in History .... June 8, 1984:

The movie “Ghostbusters” is released.

The story was written for John Belushi who died in 1982. It was then “rewritten extensively to accommodate the unique talents of Bill Murray”.  With a huge $30 million production budget, it became the 2nd highest grossing movie with $229 million, being barely beat out by “Beverly Hills Cop” which grossed $235 million.  

Ray Parker Jr’s theme song (click HERE for video) stayed at #1 for 3 weeks and gave birth to catchphrases of “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!” and “Who you gonna call?”

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