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[History] [Revise]Louis Tully

Louis Tully
Played by: Rick Moranis
Appearances: Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II
Louis is a shy nerd, hopelessly in love with Dana.

- Original Script Description

Moranis likes to work around the lines given to him in a script so much of Louis' dialogue is improvised, although a surprising number of his lines in the movie were also written in the script by Ramis, Reitman, and Aykroyd. The role of Louis Tully was originally offered to funny man John Candy in an attempt to reunite him with Bill Murray and Harold Ramis.

In the first film, Louis is Dana Barrett's somewhat annoying neighbor. He was seen to frequently lock himself out of his own apartment, and would often hurry into the hallway if he though he heard Dana coming. Louis ended up being possessed by Vinz Clortho the keymaster. When combined with Dana, who was possessed by Zuul the gatekeeper, they released Gozer into this dimension. At the end of the film, the Ghostbusters defeated Gozer, freeing Louis from Vinz Clortho.

In the second film, we see Louis defending Ray, Egon, and Peter after they are arrested for drilling a hole in the middle of the street. When the Scoleri Brothers are released and begin destroying the courtroom, Louis convinces the judge to drop all charges in order to get the Ghostbusters to take care of the problem. When the Ghostbusters reopen for business, Louis is seen to be working as their accountant. He also develops a relationship with Janine Melnitz. At the end of the movie, Louis can be seen donning a suit and pack in an attempt to help the rest of the Ghostbusters.'


'"Oh, no, I feel great. I just ordered some more vitamins. I see you were exercising. So was I. I taped '20 Minute Workout' and played it back at high speed so it only took ten minutes and I got a really good workout. You wanna come in and have a mineral water or something?"

"Gee, I think all I got is acetylsalicylic acid, generic. See, I can get six hundred tablets of that for the same price as three hundred of a name brand. That makes good financial sense, good advice. Hey, this is real smoked salmon from Nova Scotia, Canada, $24.95 a pound! It only cost me $14.12 after tax, though. I'm givin' this whole thing as a promotional expense, that's why I invited clients instead of friends. You havin' a good time, Mark? How you doing? Why don't you have some of the brie, it's at room temperature! You think it's too warm in here for the brie?"

"Okay, who brought the dog?"

"Gozer the Traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!"

"Boy, the superintendent's gonna be pissed!"

"Nice doggy! I think I have a milk-bone...AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!"

"I think you guys are making a big mistake, I do mostly tax laws and probate stuff occasionally, I got my law degree at night school."

"Your honor, ladies and gentlemen of the audience, I don't think it's fair to call my clients frauds, OK so the blackout was a big problem with everybody OK, I got stuck in a elevator for two hours and I had to make the whole time, but I don't blame them, 'cause this one time I turned into a dog and they helped me. Thank you."

"I used to have a roommate, but my mom moved to Florida."

"Who does your taxes?"

This page was last edited by Michael Scott on December 22, 2010, 9:49 pm
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