INT. COURTROOM - GHOST BATTLE - DAY
Everybody is silent now as the rumbling increases. All eyes turn to the
exhibit table. Then suddenly all Hell breaks loose as TWO FULL-TORSO
APPARITIONS explode out of the specimen jar.
He looks up in terror at the two huge apparitions looming above him and
recognizes them immediately.
Oh, my God! The Scoleri Brothers!
Big in life, even bigger in death, the ghostly Scoleri brothers seem ten
feet tall. They are strapped into electric chairs and on their heads are
metal electrocution caps with live, sparking electrical wires still
attached. Twenty-five hundred volts of electricity shoot through their
bodies as they start to break free of the leather restraints, trying to
get at the Judge.
Holding his gavel like a pitiful weapon, he crawls over to the defense
table where Venkman, Stantz and Spengler are now crouched, assessing the
You've got to do something!
Who are they?
They're the Scoleri Brothers. I tried them
for murder. They were electrocuted up at
Ossining in '48. Now they want to kill me.
Maybe they just want to appeal.
They break loose from the electric chairs, then turn toward the defense
table and BLAST it with HIGH-VOLTAGE FINGER-LIGHTNING.
She sprints for the door, pursued by one of the Scoleri brothers.
They jump to safety behind the rail of the jury box, pulling the Judge
These boys aren't playing around.
You've got to stop them. Please!
(thinking like a lawyer)
Violating a judicial restraining order could
expose my clients to serious criminal
penalties. As their attorney I'd have to
advise them against it.
They start punching through the jury box.
He is just about hysterical with fear.
All right! All right! I'm recinding the
order. Case dismissed!!
(he pounds his gavel on
Now do something!
Let's go to work, boys.
With that, the Ghostbusters leap over the rail of the jury box and dash
across the courtroom to the exhibit table where their proton packs were
being displayed as evidence. They strap them on hastily as the Brothers
continue tearing up the seats looing for the Judge.
(slinging the pack onto
Geez, I forgot how heavy these things are.
(grabbing other gear)
Okay, let's heat 'em up!
They flip the power switches on their packs and draw their particle
All right, throwers. Set for full neutronas
They switch on their throwers and turn to face the raging phantasms.
They are just about to wipe out the Judge when a loud shout distracts
Hey! Why don't you pick on someone your own
The towering ghosts turn in a fury and raise their arms, ready to shoot
lightning at their new adversaries.
(to the others)
On my signal, boys. Open 'em up -- Now!
They all pull their triggers and the wands EXPLODE with incredible
powerful STREAMS OF ENERGY, doing even more damage to the courtroom.
Spengs, take the door. Ray, let's try and
work them down and into the corner.
Working as a team, they gradually confine the Scoleri Brothers with the
streams, forcing them closer and closer to the traps Ray has set out on
Watch it! I'm coming under you, Pete.
They circle around the two ghosts, prodding them with the streams while
ducking the lightning bolts shooting from their fingers. Finally, Ray
sees his chance and pops open the traps which emit inverted pyramids of
Steady -- watch your streams -- easy now --
Venky, bring him left -- Spengy, pull him
down -- trapping -- trapping -- now!
He stomps on a control pedal and the Scoleri Brothers are drawn into the
traps which snap shut.
INT. COURTROOM - TRAPS - DAY
LEDs on the outer casing start flashing, indicating the presence of a
ghost inside each trap.
(checking the trap)
INT. COURTROOM - JUDGE - DAY (AFTER GHOST BATTLE)
He sticks his head up slowly from behind the debris of his bench and
looks around in total amazement.
He crawls out from under a chair. Reporters and spectators get back on
their feet and start buzzing about the incredible manifestation.
She's lying on the floor, attended to by the Bailiff and the Court Clerk.
(to the Prosecutor)
They break into big smiles as photographers start snapping pictures of
them standing in the wrecked courtroom.
Case closed, boys. We're back in business.
The spectators cheer and applaud.
EXT. FIREHOUSE - DAY
The old, dilapidated Ghostbusters logo comes crashing to the ground,
dropped by a pair of workmen on a ladder, and the new logo is hoisted
into place over the main entrance. It's just like the original "No
Ghosts" logo, but in the new one the ghost in the red circle is holding
up two fingers. Venkman enters the firehouse.
INT. BEDROOM SET (TV COMMERCIAL - FULL SCREEN VIDEO) - NIGHT
A man and his wife are lying in bed reading. The man is played by Louis
Tully and JANINE MELNITZ, the Ghostbusters' once and future receptionist,
is playing his wife. They are both terrible actors. Suddenly, a ghost,
actually a very bad puppet on a wire, floats through the bedroom. Janine
sees it and screams.
What is it, honey?
It's that darn ghost again! I don't know
what to do anymore. He just won't leave us
alone. I guess we'll just have to move.
Don't worry. We're not moving. He is.
He picks up the phone.
Who are you going to call?
(with a wink)
As he starts to dial, the CAMERA PULLS BACK to reveal the Ghostbusters
standing in the bedroom. Their acting isn't much better than Louis and
Stantz speaks directly TO the CAMERA.
I'm Ray --
I'm Peter --
I'm Egon --
And we're the ...
That's right -- Ghostbusters. We're back
and we're better than ever with twice the
know-how and twice the particle-power to
deal with all your supernatural elimination
During his speech, Winston can be seen in the b.g. pretending to trap the
Careful, Winston. He's a mean one.
And to celebrate our grand reopening, we're
giving you twice the value with our special
half-price 'Welcome Back' service plan.
Hold on, Ray! Half-price! Have you gone
I guess so, Pete, because that's not all.
Tell them what else we've got, Egon.
Spengler actually mouths everyone else's dialogue along with them,
waiting for his cue.
You mean the Ghostbusters hot beverage
thermal mugs and free balloons for the kids?
He holds up a mug and a limp, uninflated balloon.
As Stantz wraps it up, SUPERS APPEAR at the bottom of the SCREEN: FULLY
BONDED - FULLY LICENSED - SE HABLA ESPANOL.
So don't wait another minute. Make your
supernatural problem our supernatural problem.
Call now, because we're still --
(in unison, mechanically)
-- Ready to believe you.
INT. JACK HARDEMEYER'S OFFICE - DAY
Hardemeyer is watching the Ghostbusters commercial on a TV in his office.
He bangs his fist on his desk and angrily switches OFF the TV.
EXT. FIREHOUSE - DAY (LATER)
The garage door opens and the new improved ECTOMOBILE comes ROARING out
onto the street, its ghostly SIREN MOANING and WAILING. Louis comes
running out after it.
INT. FIREHOUSE - DAY
Louis comes back into the garage bay and stops as he smells a foul odor.
He sniffs around, following the smell.
Oh, geez, smells like somebody took a really
INT. OFFICE AREA - LOUIS'S POV
Slimer, a spud-like green ghost, is hovering over Louis's desk, scarfing
down Louis's bag lunch. Slimer looks up and sees Louis.
SLIMER AND LOUIS
They both scream and run off in opposite directions.
He passes right through a wall and disappears.
He runs right into a wall, recovers and exits in a hurry.
Help! There's a thing!
EXT. CENTRAL PARK RESERVOIR - DAY (LATER)
Runners of both sexes and all ages are huffing and puffing as they jog
along the track that circles the reservoir. One of the runners looks
behind him at the sound of APPROACHING FOOTFALLS and screams.
A ghost jogger is loping along at a pretty fair pace. Other runners
stumble and run screaming into the park as he passes them. Seemingly
oblivious to the effect he's having, the ghost jogger puts two fingers to
his skeletal neck and checks his watch as if taking his pulse.
EXT. CLEARING IN PARK - DAY (SAME TIME)
Venkman is sitting on a park bench near the jogging track reading the
newspaper, eating a donut and drinking coffee from a Styrofoam cup.
He's sitting on a bench opposite Venkman's, casually watching the jogging
He approaches the benches where the Ghostbusters are waiting. As the
ghost jogger passes the benches, Stantz and Venkman simultaneously hit
concealed control buttons. A ghost trap buried in the track throws up a
glowing inverted pyramid and catches the ghost jogger in mid-stride.
Stantz and Venkman close the trap and capture the ghost jogger.
(checking his watch)
You know he ran that last lap in under six
If he wasn't dead he'd be an Olympic
EXT. JEWELRY STORE - DAY
The Ghostbusters come out carrying smoking traps, wearing cheap
dime-store Santa Claus hats.
(to the client)
EXT. FIFTH AVENUE - ORREFORS GLASS STORE - DAY
The Ectomobile is parked at the curb and a curious crowd looks on as the
Ghostbusters enter the store.
INT. ORREFORS GLASS STORE - CONTINUOUS ACTION
All the precious crystal is floating in the air, several feet above the
glass shelves and display tables. Stantz and Venkman are talking to the
manager while Winston and Spengler set up an array of electronic devices
positioned in each corner of the store.
On a signal from Stantz, Spengler and Winston switch on the devices which
throw laser-type beams around the perimeter of the store. The manager
watches in horror as all the GLASSWARE suddenly drops out of the air,
SMASHES through the GLASS SHELVES and SHATTERS on the display tables.
There is a long pregnant pause.
(to the manager)
So will that be cash or a check?
INT. MUSEUM - RESTORATION STUDIO - DAY (LATE AFTERNOON)
Everyone else has gone home. Dana is cleaning her brushes and putting
her supplies away.
VIGO PAINTING - CONTINUOUS ACTION
Vigo turns his head and watches Dana as she walks past the painting.
She stops, vaguely aware of the movement, and looks up curiously at the
painting. As she starts to walk on, Vigo looks at her again, but Dana
turns suddenly and catches the movement. Frightened now, she hastily
leaves the studio.
INT. FIREHOUSE - DAY
Louis is lurking behind a pillar, peeking out at the office area. We PAN
DOWN TO the floor and see a foot pedal, then PAN ALONG the cord TO a
ghost trap sitting on Louis's desk. Hanging from strings over the desk
are several pieces of Kentucky fried chicken.
Slimer partially emerges and furtively sniffs the air, then spots the
chicken bait. He licks his lips, materializes completely and flies to
His eyes light up and he stomps the foot pedal.
The trap pops open and shoots out a powerful cone of energy. Slimer
dodges it and escapes as a big section of the ceiling comes crashing down
on Louis's desk.
(seeing the damage)
He slinks off, defeated.