Who you gonna call? became a classic line from the now-classic sci-fi/comedy film Ghostbusters. It was released in theaters across the United States on this day in 1984. Ghost stories have always been fascinating but this one topped the charts!
Just as classic as the movie itself is its theme song which was a #1 hit for three weeks.
On the set, Dan Aykroyd referred to 'Slimer' as the ghost of John Belushi. Bill Murray's role in the film was originally written for Belushi, but he died while the script was being written.
Until the release of Home Alone (1990), this was the highest-grossing comedy of all time. It made $240 million domestically in 1984, which is equal to about $580 million when adjusted for inflation.
Out of the handful of iconic details from Ghostbusters, perhaps the most memorable is the Ectomobile, a 1959 Cadillac ambulance outfitted with gadgets and gizmos to help the guys bag pesky poltergeists.