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                           THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS
                              "Camping It Up"

                                    by
                              Michael Reaves

                              August 21, 1987
                            Revised Final Draft
                        transcribed by Paul Rudoff


ACT ONE
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FADE IN:

EXT. GHOSTBUSTERS GARAGE - WIDE - DAY

EGON, RAY, PETER, WINSTON and JANINE are loading ECTO 1 down with camping
gear -- backpacks, sleeping bags, propane stoves, etc., into the back.

				WINSTON
			(through above)
		Man, I am definitely lookin' forward to
		this vacation!

FAVOR PETER

He's tying down a huge pile of luggage that's stacked on the roof amidst
all the detection equipment mounted there.

				PETER
		Yeah -- I don't wanna hear the word "ghost"
		for a whole week!

ON EGON

Standing by the wall where the proton packs, traps and other Ghostbusting
stuff are stacked.  He's fiddling with a PKE meter.

				EGON
		I still don't think we should leave all our
		equipment.  I feel naked without it.

Ray ENTERS SHOT and puts a reassuring hand on Egon's shoulder.

				RAY
		Egon, relax, okay?  We'll have a great time.

ON ECTO 1

Everyone piles into the car.  Janine, the last to get in, suddenly pauses,
looks back inside the station.

				JANINE
		Wait a minute guys -- aren't we forgetting
		someone?
			(BEAT; CALLS)
		Sliiiimerrr!!

ON DOORWAY TO FIREHOUSE

SLIMER comes flying into view, weighted down with several bulging
satchels.

				SLIMER
			("Cominggg!")

PAN WITH him as he hurls them into the back of the ghostmobile where they
land with a heavy THUD.

ON FRONT OF CAR - GHOSTBUSTERS AND JANINE

Other luggage is shoved forward by Slimer's bags, squeezing Peter, Egon
and Janine forward.

				PETER
		Hey!  Cool out, Slimer!

ANOTHER ANGZE

Slimer scoots into the car and settles into his car seat with a big grin.

				SLIMER
			("Okay, let's go!")

He twists his toy wheel enthusiastically and HONKS the horn as Winston
STARTS Ecto-l.

				SLIMER
			(makes motor revving SOUNDS)

ON RAY

He SNIFFS the air, smelling something suspicious.

				RAY
			(SNIFFS)
		Hold it, Winston.
			(turns to Slimer)
		Slimerrr!

Slimer grins, then looks away and starts WHISTLING nonchalantly.

				SLIMER
			(nonchalant WHISTLING)

				RAY (CONT)
		Let's have a look in your bags.

He gets out of the car and goes O.S., toward the rear.  Slimer looks after
him.

				SLIMER
			(worried SQUEAL)

He shoots OS toward rear also.

ON REAR OF ECTO 1

Slimer ZIPS INTO SHOT, hovering anxiously as Ray UNZIPS one of the little
spud's bulging satchels.

CLOSE ON SATCHEL.

It's crammed with leftovers from the fridge, plus junk food -- bags of
potato chips, Twinkies, beef jerky, a watermelon, etc.

				RAY (VO)
		Just as I thought!

TWO SHOT - RAY AND SLIMER

Ray looks disapprovingly at Slimer, who hangs his head in shame.

				RAY
			(Reprovingly)
		Slimer!
			(points OS)
		Put it back!

ON SLIMER
He's on his "knees" in mid-air before Ray, praying for mercy.

				SLIMER
			(pleading SOUNDS)

				RAY
			(still pointing)
		It won't work!  Go!

Slimer looks at Ray for a BEAT, then

				SLIMER
			(RAZZBERRY)

Slimer grabs the satchels and heads OS.

EXT. GARAGE DOOR - DAY - CLOSE ON DOOR HANDLE

As Peter's hand comes INTO SHOT and hangs a large sign on handle that
reads "CLOSED."  A car door SLAMS OS.

REAR VIEW ON ECTO-1

As it heads off down the street, loaded to spring-busting excess with
camping gear.

							QUICK DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. NEW ENGLAND COUNTRYSIDE - ESTABLISHING - DAY

Autumnal colors beginning to show.  A two lane highway winds its way among
the hills.  ECTO-1 MOTORS INTO SHOT, heading down the road.

				RAY (VO)
		This is gonna be fantastic!

				WINSTON (VO)
		Yeah, I can't believe we're actually moving!

A BEAT, then:

				SLIMER (VO)
			("I gotta go"!)

				PETER (VO)
		Slimer, I told you to go before we left!

EXT. ECTO 1 - MOVING

It turns off the main drag onto a dirt road.

ON DIRT ROAD - PANNING

The ghostmobile bounces up the rutted road, which quickly narrows to a
trail.  A hubcap falls off and RATTLES into the brush.

				PETER
			(looking at Ray)
		Hey, Ray -- You're the ex-Boy Scout -- any
		idea where we're going?

FAVOR RAY

He nods confidently.

				RAY
		No problem -- I know these woods like the
		back of my hand!

EXT. ECTO 1 - MOVING

As the car suddenly plunges hubcap-deep into a muddy bog with a SPLAT and
slowly starts to sink.

CLOSE ON CAR - THROUGH MUD-SPLATTERED WINDSHIELD -
GHOSTBUSTERS, JANINE, SLIMER

As they all turn to glare at Ray.  Through the windows we see the muddy
water level rising, as car continues to sink.

				RAY
			(sheepishly)
		It's just a little puddle, no big deal.

			JANINE, SLIMER, EGON,
			PETER & WINSTON
			(incredulously)
		A little puddle??!?

								WIPE TO:

EXT. ECTO-1 - DAY

As the four Ghostbusters, Slimer and Janine, standing waist deep in the
mud, push from the back of the car, which reluctantly moves forward OS.

				JANINE, SLIMER,
				GHOSTBUSTERS
			(GRUNTS of effort)

				WINSTON
			(straining)
		C'mon, just a little more.

				PETER
			(straining)
		That's what you said an hour ago!

ANOTHER ANGLE

As Ecto-1 rolls onto (relatively) dry land.  The Ghostbusters and Janine
are covered with mud as they sag against car, exhausted.

				JANINE, SLIMER
				& GHOSTBUSTERS
			(out of breath PANTING)

				WINSTON
			(dryly)
		This camping trip hasn't been all that
		great so far, Ray.

				RAY
		Hey, it could be worse.

There's a THUNDERCLAP, and a hard RAIN begins to fall.  Everyone is
promptly soaked.  They all glare at Ray.  He flashes a smile.

				RAY
		Look at the bright side.  It's nature's way
		of washing off the mud.

								WIPE TO:

EXT. CAMPSITE - ESTABLISHING - DAY

The rain is gone as ECTO-1 pulls INTO SHOT at a picturesque clearing on
the shore of a small lake.  Woods surround the site.

				RAY (VO)
		Here we are!

ANOTHER ANGLE ON ECTO-1

Everyone is crowded around the windows for a look at the scenery.  Slimer
is like a little kid trying to get a place to see the parade, but no one
will let him in.

				JANINE & GHOSTBUSTERS
			(Ad lib WALLA as they
			comment on scenery)

ON SLIMER

Frustrated, he finally goes right up through the car roof and outside.

				SLIMER
			("Smell that air!") (Takes
			a DEEP BREATH and starts
			to COUGH)

				JANINE (VO)
		Okay -- everyone together for a group
		picture!

Slimer smiles and zips O.S.

ANOTHER ANGLE

Slimer and the guys all hit very macho poses. (Slimer holds his head up in
profile) as Janine stands before them aiming her Polaroid-type camera.

				JANINE
		Say "cheese".

				GUYS & SLIMER
		Cheese!

The FLASH WHITES OUT FRAME.

ON JANINE

The camera extrudes the picture; she pulls it out, looks at it.

CLOSE ON PICTURE

The guys are smiling somewhat uncomfortably, with Slimer's tail draped
down over Peter's face.

ON JANINE

She's delighted.

				JANINE
		Perfect!

ANGLE INCLUDES WOODS

She turns and aims her camera at the woods.

IN THE WOODS - POV SHOT - JANINE

Aiming the camera at us.  PUSH IN, as though we're moving toward her.
HEAVY FOOTSTEPS and SNAPPING TWIGS.

				BIGFOOT (VO)
			(HEAVY BREATHING)

ANOTHER ANGLE - JANINE

Occupied with focusing her camera.  A large, SHADOWY SHAPE moves toward
her from within the dark trees.

				EGON (VO)
		Janine!  Time to set up camp!

				JANINE
			(calls)
		Cominggg!

CLOSER ANGLE

Janine looks back O.S. as she SNAPS the picture.  The menacing shadow
flows along the ground toward her just as she does so; she doesn't see it.
The FLASH goes off, WHITING OUT FRAME.

				BIGFOOT (VO)
			(GROWLS)

O.S. THUD!  Janine looks back, somewhat puzzled.  The camera extrudes the
picture.  She pulls it out, looks at it.

CLOSE ON PICTURE IN JANINE'S HAND

Showing the woods, with a large, blurred shape that can just barely be
made out, falling backwards and holding both hands over its eyes.

				JANINE (VO)
		Hmm . . . must be something wrong with the
		film.

								WIPE TO:

EXT. CAMPSITE - WIDE ANGLE - DAY

The Ghostbusters and Janine are unloading their gear from Ecto-1.

FAVORING SLIMER

He pulls a rolled-up sleeping bag from the back, glances from side to side
surreptitiously, then UNZIPS the bag a bit and pulls out a bag of peanuts.
He GOBBLES a mouthful, still looking about.

				SLIMER
			(Surreptitious CHEWING)

He pulls several bags of snack food from the bag, zips it back and SHOOTS
OS.

A TREE

on the edge of the clearing.  Slimer ZIPS up into it with his stash,
hiding in the branches.  After a BEAT we hear:

				SLIMER (VO)
			(CHOMP-CHOMP-CHOMP!)

ON CAMPSITE

Winston, Janine, Ray and Peter are setting up their one-person tent, all
arranged in a semi-circle around a stone campfire pit.  Everyone's shelter
looks like something you'd buy at a sporting-goods store.  The exception,
of course, is Egon, who hasn't put his up yet.

				WINSTON
		Hey, Egon -- it'll be dark soon.  Better
		get your tent pitched.

FAVOR EGON

He sets a small suitcase down on an empty spot of ground.

				EGON
		Excellent idea, Winston.

				WINSTON
		That's your tent?

				EGON
		Correct.

CLOSER ON EGON

He pulls out what looks like a TV remote control from his pocket, aims it
at the suitcase and presses a button.

ON SUITCASE

With APPROPRIATE EFX AND SFX, a very weird high-tech shelter that's sort
of a portable geodesic dome, complete with windows, doors and even a small
BUBBLING jacuzzi, rapidly UNFOLDS from it.

ON THE OTHERS

Who are still struggling with theirs.  They stop to watch in disbelief.

				JANINE
		Egon, that is absolutely brilliant!

				EGON
			(Modestly)
		Thanks.  It was just something I put
		together in my spare time.

				WINSTON
		Can I try out the jacuzzi?

				PETER
			(Distainful)
		I can't believe this.  I thought we were
		supposed to be roughing it.

ANOTHER ANGLE

Ray ENTERS SHOT, holding a "blaster"-sized portable A-V system, complete
with CD deck, mini-TV, radio and even a VCR slot.  He holds it out to
Peter.

				RAY
		Speaking of "roughing it" -- this fell out
		of your knapsack, Peter.

CLOSER ANGLE

Peter grabs it, looking sheepish.

				PETER
		Hey, c'mon -- you can't expect me to miss
		"Moonlighting".

								WIPE TO:

EXT. CAMPSITE - ON CAMPFIRE - NIGHT

Everyone, including Slimer, is sitting around the FIRE getting ready to
roast marshmallows.

				PETER
		This is what I like best about camping
		-- roasting marshmallows.

				SLIMER (VO)
			("Me, too!")

ANOTHER ANGLE

Peter looks around as Slimer drifts into SHOT holding a ridiculously long
stick with about a thousand marshmallows crammed onto it.  He holds the
stick over the fire, the "mallows" flare into flame.

				PETER
		Slimer, you're not going to eat all --

He stops in mid-sentence and watches in disbelief as Slimer holds one end
of the stick to his open mouth like a sword swallower, then sucks all the
roasted marshmallows off, his cheeks bulging.

				SLIMER
			(SLURP!)

				PETER (CONT)
		A dumb question.

ON BIGFOOT

Watching from the woods, spying on the group at the FIRE.

ANOTHER ANGLE

Slimer squirms uncomfortably, then leans over and WHISPERS to Winston.

				SLIMER
			(Embarrassed WHISPER)

Winston looks at Slimer and grins.

				WINSTON
			(CHUCKLES)
		I don't think they have a little ghosts'
		room out here, Slimer.  But there's plenty
		of trees.

He points toward the woods.  Slimer follows his point.

SLIMER'S POV

Of the dark, forbidding woods.

BACK TO SHOT

Slimer turns to Winston, eyes wide, pointing at the woods.

				SLIMER
			("O-out there?")

Winston nods.  Slimer tugs on his sleeve, indicating a desire to be
accompanied.  Winston rises, Slimer grabs his hand.

				WINSTON
		Okay, Slimer.  Come on.
			(BEAT)
		Man, the things I gotta do in this job ...

REVERSE ANGLE

As Winston and Slimer head into the darkness hand in hand.

EXT. WOODS - WINSTON AND SLIMER

Dark and spooky.  Winston points to a large tree.

				WINSTON
		Go behind that tree, Slimer.  I'll wait
		here.

				SLIMER
			("Promise?")

				WINSTON
		Yeah, I promise.

				SLIMER
			(raises right hand)
		("Scouts honor?")

				PETER
			(nods, raises right hand)
		Scouts honor.

Slimer glides behind the tree.  A BEAT, then:

				SLIMER (VO)
			(terrified YELL)

ANOTHER ANGLE

Slimer comes rocketing back INTO Winston's arms, almost knocking the
latter off his feet.

				SLIMER
			("A monster!  A
			monster!")

				WINSTON
		What monster?

Slimer points a trembling finger toward tree.

				SLIMER
			("Behind tree!")

ANGLE BEHIND TREE

Winston steps around tree, Slimer peering cautiously from behind him.
Winston pushes a branch aside to see better, and reacts in surprise.

				WINSTON
			(GASPS)

REFIELD TO INCLUDE what looks like a shadowy monstrous shape in the
darkness.  Winston shines his flashlight on it, revealing it to be an old
gnarled tree with knothole eyes and bare branches for arms.

				WINSTON
			(relieved)
		There's your monster, Slimer.

CLOSE ON SLIMER

He wipes his forehead in exaggerated relief.

				SLIMER
			("Whew!")

ANOTHER ANGLE

Neither Winston or Slimer see two hairy arms reach toward them from O.S.
behind.

				WINSTON
		C'mon, let's get back to camp.

They head O.S., Winston releasing the branch, which springs back, once
again KNOCKING Bigfoot on his ass.  We catch a glimpse of the hairy figure
as he lands behind a bush.

				BIGFOOT
			(GRUNTS as he hits)

ON BUSH

BIGFOOT sits up in a patch of moonlight and we get our first good look at
him as he rubs his head dazedly.  He's not really all that horrific -- the
sort of creature that could look menacing or cuddly, depending on his
mood.  Not unlike the creature in "Harry and the Hendersons."

				BIGFOOT
			(GROANS)

EXT. CAMPSITE - WIDE ANGLE - NIGHT

Everybody's sitting around the FIRE -- Slimer's curled up in his floating
sleeping bag -- listening to Ray tell a scary story.  (His narration
should be appropriately spooky and atmospheric.)

				RAY
		There was this little town, see, and one
		night, during a full moon ...

ON SLIMER

He looks up.

SLIMER'S POV

A full moon overhead.

				SLIMER (VO)
			(GULPS)

ON RAY

Really into his story.

				RAY (CONT)
		These two kids, brother and sister, were
		taking a short-cut through a spooky
		graveyard on their way to visit a friend.

ANGLE FAVORS OTHERS

They look at each other apprehensively, and cuddle closer.  Emphasize the
blackness of the woods beyond the firelight.

				RAY (VO CONT)
		All of a sudden they hear this eerie howl
		that sounded like a wolf.

ON EDGE OF WOODS

We see two eyes reflecting the firelight.  PUSH IN as Bigfoot parts some
bushes and looks out, listening to Ray curiously.

Bigfoot's eyes grow bigger.

				BIGFOOT
			(frightened WHIMPER)

ON OTHERS

Spooked by the story as well.  Slimer dives deep into his sleeping bag,
then his hand comes right through the bag and zips it shut around him.

				SLIMER
			(frightened SQUEAL)

				RAY (CONT)
		Then they heard footsteps coming toward
		them --

FAVOR EGON AND JANINE

Egon snuggles closer to Janine, who puts a protective arm around him.

				RAY (VO CONT)
		And they started to run, and the thing
		behind them --

ON BIGFOOT

He's trembling now and biting his nails.  Chips fly like grass from a
lawnmower.

				RAY (VO CONT)
		-- started running too ...

				BIGFOOT
			(WHIMPERS)

LOW ANGLE - ON RAY

Really into it now.  The firelight limns his features in an appropriately
spooky way.

				RAY (CONT)
		And they ran to the cemetery gate, but it
		was locked --

WIDE ANGLE - ALL

Everyone is looking at Ray with wide eyes now.  Peter in his sleeping bag.
All we can see are his eyes and the top of his head.  Slimer's bag,
floating beside Peter, trembles heavily.

				RAY (CONT)
		And the footsteps got closer . . . and
		closer . . . and closer . . .

ON BIGFOOT

He leans forward mesmerized by the story, listening intently.

				RAY (VO CONT)
		And then, around the corner came the
		cemetery night watchman.

ON GHOSTBUSTERS, JANINE, SLIMER

They all react in relief.

				GHOSTBUSTERS, JANINE,
				SLIMER
			(SIGHS of relief)

ON RAY

The firelight flickers eerily across his face.

ON GROUP

Everyone is leaning closer to Ray, listening intently.

				RAY (CONT)
		And the night watchman said,
			(Dramatic PAUSE)
		ROAAWWWWWRRRRR!!!

On the last line, Ray leaps up, doing a creditable werewolf imitation.
The others jerk back in exaggerated fear.

ON BIGFOOT

ON THE CUT he reacts in fear as well, and:

				BIGFOOT
			(SCREAMS!)

ON GROUP

They react to Bigfoot's SCREAM with:

				GROUP
			(SCREAM!)

And they all jump together, clutching each other and staring fearfully out
into the dark woods, Slimer's head sticks out of his floating sleeping
bag.

				JANINE
		Wh-what was that?

				PETER
		I dunno!

				EGON
		Perhaps we should discuss it inside!

				RAY
		Good idea, Egon!

ANGLE FAVORS EGON'S QUONSET HUT

As one, they all break and dash for Egon's hut.  Slimer is left in his bag
as the others charge inside and SLAM the door.  We hear a bunch of
DEADBOLTS CLICK into place.

				SLIMER
			("Hey, wait!")

ANOTHER ANGLE

He zips out of his bag and charges full blast at the tent door, going
right THROUGH it with a SPLOOSH of slime.

INT. EGON'S TENT - WIDE

It's very crowded, especially considering that place is outfitted like a
mini-RV, complete with wet bar and entertainment center.

				JANINE
		Shouldn't we see what's out there?

				PETER
		Good thinking, Janine.

EXT. HUT - ON WINDOW

The Ghostbusters, Janine and Slimer move into view and press their faces
to the glass and look out at the dark, scary woods.

				WINSTON
		I don't see anything.

				PETER
		Me either.

They pull back from window, Slimer leaving a smear of slime on the glass.
PAN TO the woods, where Bigfoot cautiously emerges toward the camp.

INT. HUT

Everybody still looks nervous, though not as much so.

				EGON
		Perhaps it was just a case of hyperactive
		imagination, induced by Ray's story.

ANGLE FAVORS RAY

Who nods and grins.

				RAY
		Yeah.  Happens all the time.

WIDE ANGLE

Everyone relaxes slightly save Slimer, who's still agitated.  He peers
worriedly at the window.  Peter notices this.

				PETER
		Relax, Spud, there's nothing out there.

ANGLE FAVORS WINDOW

Slimer hesitantly approaches window and peers anxiously out into the
night.  As he does so, Bigfoot rises up and presses his hairy face against
the window -- for an instant they're face to face, then:

				BIGFOOT & SLIMER
			(SCREAM!)

They both backpedal O.S.

ON PETER

Slimer rockets into Peter's arms with sufficient force to spin him
completely about.

				SLIMER
			(another SCREAM)

				PETER
		What's wrong, Slimer?

He huddles there, shivering, pointing toward window.

EXT. HUT - ON DOOR

It opens, and everyone looks out.  Slimer floats up above them, eyes wide
as he looks around.

				WINSTON
		Nothin' out there.  You probably just saw
		another tree, Slimer.

Slimer shakes his head "no" emphatically.

				SLIMER
			("Uh-uh!")

ANOTHER ANGLE

Winston plays his flashlight over the ground.

				WINSTON
		See?  Nothing here.

				SLIMER
			("Oh, yeah?")

He points O.S. with a trembling finger.  Winston aims the flashlight O.S.

ON FOOTPRINTS

Flashlight illuminates a pair of humongous footprints beneath the window.
A BEAT, then the group ENTERS SHOT for a closer look.

				JANINE
		What could have made footprints that big?

CLOSER ANGLE

Egon kneels down for a close look, then:

				EGON
		Sasquatch!

				PETER
		Gesundheit.

ANOTHER ANGLE

Egon straightens INTO SHOT.

				EGON
		No -- I mean these tracks may have been
		made by a Sasquatch.

				RAY
		More commonly known as a Bigfoot.  They're
		supposed to be harmless.

Peter eyes the tracks dubiously.

				PETER
		Yeah -- long as you don't dance with him.

ANGLE INCLUDES WOODS

Winston sweeps his light toward the woods, following the tracks.

				WINSTON
		Let's check out the woods.

ON EDGE OF WOODS

The group approaches the dark edge of the forest.

				PETER
		I dunno about you guys, but I'd feel a lot
		more comfortable with a proton pack on my
		back.

ON EGON

He reaches into his pocket and pulls out a PKE meter, which he activates.

ANGLE INCLUDES OTHERS

Who look at him in amusement.

				PETER
		Egon, you sly devil -- you had to bring at
		least one piece of equipment, didn't YOU?

CLOSER ANGLE

Egon grins, then looks serious as he studies the readings.

				EGON
		Hmm . . . I'm getting very odd readings.

From O.S. comes the RUSTLING of leaves.  Everyone freezes and looks toward
the sound.  Ray points.

				RAY
		There!

WIDER ANGLE

A tree near the edge of the forest is SHAKING VIOLENTLY.  Leaves fall from
it.

ON TREE

The group approaches cautiously.

				END ACT ONE
				-----------

ACT TWO
-------
FADE IN:

EXT: CAMPTSITE - NIGHT

THE GHOSTBUSTERS, SLIMER, JANINE AS BEFORE.

Winston shines his light up into it, illuminating Bigfoot, who's farther
under the tree, crouched among the foliage, obviously scared silly.

				RAY
			(excited)
		Incredible!  A real Sasquatch!

CLOSER

Egon aims the PKE meter at Bigfoot and it BEEPS rapidly.  Bigfoot cringes
back.

				EGON
		Strange.  He's giving off some very strong
		PKE readings.

				RAY
		But why?  He's not a ghost.

				EGON
		I don't know, Raymond.

ON PETER

He's disgusted.

				PETER
		I knew we couldn't go a whole week without
		somethin' weird happening.  I knew it.

ON WINSTON

Looking up at Bigfoot.

				WINSTON
		He looks more afraid of us than we are of
		him.

FAVOR PETER AND SLIMER

Slimer cowers behind Peter's back, trembling. Peter glances at him.

				PETER
		I wouldn't bet on that, Winston.

WIDE ANGLE

Janine steps up to the tree.

				JANINE
			(gently)
		C'mon down, Bigfoot.

				BIGFOOT
			(shakes his head)
		("Uh-uh!")

				JANINE
		We won't hurt you.

ON BIGFOOT

He shakes his head.

				BIGFOOT
		("Uh-uh.")

ANGLE FAVORS SLIMER

As he comes out from behind Peter, somewhat charmed by the Big Guy.

				SLIMER
			("Awww . . .")

PAN WITH him as he floats up toward the Bigfoot, stopping at a safe
distance.  He plunges a hand deep into the gelid mass of his body and
pulls out a candy bar, which he extends toward Bigfoot.

				SLIMER
			("Here ya go!")

CLOSER - BIGFOOT

He looks at the candy, slowly extends his hand toward it, then snatches it
from Slimer's hand and crams it into his mouth, wrapper and all,
SWALLOWING it whole.

				BIGFOOT
			(SWALLOWS and BURPS)

ON SLIMER

He smiles, obviously impressed.  He drops down near the ground, pulls out
another candy bar and holds it up.

				SLIMER
			("More?")

WIDER ANGLE

As Bigfoot smiles, then jumps from the tree and lands with a SCENE SHAKING
THUD beside Slimer.  He grabs the candy bar and stuffs it in his mouth.

				BIGFOOT
			(CHOMPING SOUNDS)

ON JANINE

				JANINE
		He must be starved.  Let's take him back to
		camp and feed him.

She takes Bigfoot by the hand.

CLOSE ON PETER

				PETER
		Something tells me this is a big mistake.

								WIPE TO:

EXT. CAMPSITE - NIGHT - CLOSE ON FOOD CONTAINERS

Several empty freeze-dried and campout dinner containers, milk cartons,
etc., all empty.  PAN ALONG them -- there are a lot of them -- until we
reach one of Bigfoot's big feet.  PULL BACK to show Bigfoot sitting near
the ashes of the fire, obviously satiated, surrounded by empty food
wrappers and containers.

				BIGFOOT
			(Satisfied BELCH)

ANGLE INCLUDES

The others are looking at the decimated food supply in disbelief.

				PETER
		We're lucky he didn't eat the tents.

				JANINE
			(proudly)
		I've never had anyone like my cooking that
		much.

ON BIGFOOT

He stretches his long arms out to the sides (inadvertently KNOCKING over
one of the tents and YAWNS mightily.

				BIGFOOT
			(major YAWN)

ANGLE INCLUDES OTHERS

Janine, Slimer and the Guys all YAWN and stretch, too.

				SLIMER, JANINE
				& GHOSTBUSTERS
			(big YAWNS)

				PETER
		I vote that we all hit the sack.  All
		campers opposed raise your hands.

He looks around.  No one moves.

				PETER (CONT)
		My kind of campers.

FAVOR PETER AND SLIMER

Peter rises and Slimer tugs at his sleeve, simultaneously pointing at
Bigfoot.  He WHISPERS in Peter's ear.

				SLIMER
			(WHISPERS)

				PETER
		Slimer wants to know where Bigfoot's gonna
		sleep.

FAVOR RAY AND EGON

Also on their feet.  Behind them, Bigfoot lumbers O.S.

				RAY
		In the woods, where else?

				EGON
		Sasquatch aren't accustomed to civilized
		comforts.  They prefer to be at one with
		nature and --

A loud SNORE interrupts Egon.  PAN TO his tent, where, through the open
doorway, we can see Bigfoot comfortably sacked out on Egon's bed.

				BIGFOOT
			(SNORES)

ON GHOSTBUSTERS, JANINE AND SLIMER

looking at Bigfoot, whose SNORES shake the tent.

				PETER
		Looks like he'd rather be at one with your
		bed, Egon.
			(LAUGHS)

								WIPE TO:

EXT. CAMPSITE - MORNING

Everyone's asleep in their tents.

				GHOSTBUSTERS, JANINE
				& SLIMER (VO)
			(SNORES)

ANGLE INCLUDES SKY

STRANGE BLACK LIGHTNING suddenly CRACKLES across the sky.  It almost looks
like the vault of heaven itself is cracking open.  The THUNDER shouldn't
sound normal.

ANGLE ON TENTS

One by one, tent flaps are opened as Janine, Slimer and the Ghostbusters
look out, still half-asleep.  They're all in their nightclothes.

				PETER
		I don't remember ordering a wake-up call.

ANOTHER ANGLE - INCLUDING SKY

THUNDER BOOMS and the black LIGHTNING STITCHES across the sky again.

FAVOR GHOSTBUSTERS, SLIMER AND JANINE

They look at the sky, then at each other.

				WINSTON
		I've never seen lightning like that before.

				SLIMER
			("Me neither!")

FAVOR EGON

He aims his PKE meter at the sky.  SFX: RAPID BEEPS.  Egon scratches his
head.

				EGON
		Hmm . . . readings of Cherenkov radiation.
		It could represent damage to the space-time
		continuum.

ON PETER AND WINSTON

They look at each other.

				WINSTON
		I hate it when he says things like that.

WIDE ANGLE

Everyone comes out of their tents, looking up at the sky.  Another bolt of
black LIGHTNING ARCS across it.  This time, the sky momentarily ROILS with
colors in its wake, as though a rainbow has leaked from horizon to
horizon.

FAVOR JANINE AND SLIMER

A BOLT OF BLACK LIGHTNING suddenly STRIKES a tree next to them,
DISINTEGRATING it.  Janine jumps back, and Slimer loses it completely; he
antics O.S. in a mad panic.

				SLIMER
			("Aiiiieee!!!")

ON GOPHER HOLE

Slimer dives straight into a gopher hole, squeezing his bulk in in a spray
of slime.  A BEAT later he POPS back out again, looking somewhat surprised
and chagrined, as an angry GOPHER sticks its head out and CHATTERS angrily
at him.

				GOPHER
			(Angry CHATTER)

ON OTHERS

Egon crosses quickly to Janine, putting a protective arm around her.

				EGON
		Are you all right, Janine?

				JANINE
		Yeah -- thanks, Egon.

ANGLE INCLUDES EGON'S HUT

As Bigfoot sleepily sticks his head out, looking about in puzzlement.

				BIGFOOT
			("What's goin' on?")

KA-ZAP!  Another LIGHTNING BOLT STRIKES right next to the hut, causing it
to begin to compress back into the box with much CREAKING and GROANING.
Unfortunately, Bigfoot is still inside.  The result is that the tent sort
of COLLAPSES about him like a folding beach umbrella, trapping him inside.

				BIGFOOT (VO)
			(Muffled GRUNTS, etc.)

WIDE ANGLE - COLLAPSED TENT

The others rush to the tent and begin trying to free Bigfoot.  Slimer
antics frantically behind them.

				SLIMER
			("Hurry up!")

				PETER
		Okay -- ready, set -- heave!

ANOTHER ANGLE

They give a gargantuan tug.  Bigfoot POPS out of the hut, which continues
its COLLAPSE into its compact form.  Bigfoot, the Ghostbusters and Janine
all go sailing O.S. past Slimer.

				BIGFOOT &
				GHOSTBUSTERS
		Whooaahh!!

O.S. CRASH!  PUSH IN on Slimer, who winces in sympathy, then hustles O.S.
after them.

ON BIGFOOT, PETER, JANINE AND EGON

Lying in an awkward heap together.  Slimer streaks INTO SHOT and SKIDS to
a mid-air stop.  Everyone untangles themselves and gets to their feet.

				WINSTON
		This is no way for a grown man to make a
		living.

FAVOR BIGFOOT

He's shivering in obvious fear; his teeth are CHATTERING and his eyes roll
apprehensively this way and that.  Janine steps up to him.

				JANINE
		Poor baby!  The lightning scared him!

Egon steps up on the other side and aims his PKE meter at him.  The meter
goes crazy.

				EGON
		Of course!  It all makes sense now!

FAVOR SLIMER

He SCRATCHES his head.

				SLIMER
			("It does?")

WIDE ANGLE

Before Egon can explain, another BLACK THUNDERBOLT ZAPS down right next to
Bigfoot, scaring the holy living guano out of him.  He antics frantically
and runs O.S.

				BIGFOOT
			("Wah-hoo-hoo!")

ON EGON

He reacts in distress.

				EGON
		Don't let him get away!

ANGLE FAVORS WINSTON AND RAY

Who dive for Bigfoot and just miss him as he tears up a towering pine tree
and out of sight.

LOW ANGLE POV UP TREE

Way up near the top we can see the trembling Bigfoot, holding onto the
tree for dear life.

FAVOR EGON

As Winston and Ray rise up INTO SHOT.

				WINSTON
		Egon, what's going on?

Egon holds up the PKE meter.

				EGON
		The readings indicate that Bigfoot is the
		nexus of the space-time disturbances!

WIDE ANGLE

Everyone ducks for cover as MORE THUNDERBOLTS CRACKLE this way and that.

				RAY
		You mean Bigfoot's the cause of all this?

ON EGON

We see the BLACK LIGHTNING reflected in his glasses.

				EGON
		Not intentionally, I'm sure -- but somehow
		he's directly connected to it.
			(BEAT)
		And if we don't find out how to stop it,
		the buildup of cosmic forces could be
		disastrous!

ON PETER AND SLIMER

Slimer reacts to this and hides behind Peter.

				SLIMER
			("Yike!")

				PETER
		Well then, we'd better get him down -- fast!

Lightning flashes across the sky and more THUNDER RUMBLES.

ON EGON

Looking skyward with concern.

				EGON
		We don't have much time.

ON PETER

Getting pretty fed up with it all.  He stands under the tree, hands on
hips, looking up O.S.

				PETER
		We don't have time for this, you big ape!
		Now come down from there!

As Peter speaks, VERT. PAN up the tree to FRAME Bigfoot, crouched on a
branch over their heads, shivering in fear and looking pretty pathetic.
Suddenly the branch he's sitting on CRACKS and sags alarmingly.

RESUME GHOSTBUSTERS, JANINE AND SLIMER

They REACT in alarm as they hear another CRACK.

				JANINE
		Gangway!

ANOTHER ANGLE

Everyone dives in different directions save Slimer, who's momentarily
confused as to which way to go.  He looks up just as Bigfoot and the
branch he was sitting on plummet INTO SHOT, SQUASHING Slimer into a spray
of green globules.

				BIGFOOT
			(GRUNT as he hits)

				SLIMER
			("Wak!!")

CLOSER ANGLE

Bigfoot sits in the slight earth crater he made, looking dazed, as the
green droplets squeeze out from under him and coalesce back into Slimer.
He glares at Bigfoot, then:

				SLIMER
			(RAZZBERRY)

ANGLE INCLUDES OTHERS

As they run back into SHOT.

				RAY
			(To Bigfoot)
		You okay, big guy?

				SLIMER
			(Insulted)
			("Is he okay?")

WIDE ANGLE

More LIGHTING AND EFX.  Egon whips out his PKE meter and the BEEPS MERGE
INTO HIGH-PITCHED WHINES.

				EGON
		The disturbances are reaching critical
		level.

				PETER
		How is Bigfoot connected to this light
		show?

FAVOR EGON

He pushes his glasses back up his nose.

				EGON
		I would theorize that Bigfoot comes from
		another dimension, and that he came here
		through a time warp.

				RAY
			(nods)
		Right!  So we have to find the dimensional
		rift and get him back to it!

FAVOR PETER

Who reacts sarcastically to this.

				PETER
		Oh, that's all?!  Heck, for a minute there
		I was worried!

ANGLE FAVORS BIGFOOT

Who looks very sad and begins to CRY, shedding huge tears.

				BIGFOOT
			(CRIES)

Slimer puts a comforting arm around him.

				SLIMER
			("Aw, whatsa matter?")

CLOSER ANGLE

				BIGFOOT
			(GRUNTS & CHATTERS)

Slimer nods in understanding.

				SLIMER
			("Uh-huh!")

WIDER ANGLE

Slimer turns to Ray.

				SLIMER
			(JABBERS)

				RAY
			(To others)
		Slimer says that Bigfoot came from "a hole
		in the noisy water."

ON JANINE AND PETER

They look perplexed.

				JANINE
		How can water have a hole in it?

Peter shrugs.

				PETER
		Maybe it's hard water.

ANGLE INCLUDES RIVER

Bigfoot points downstream.

				EGON
		It appears he lives down river.

ON WINSTON

Looking down river.

				WINSTON
		Looks like we're gonna get wet looking for
		that "hole" he came out of.

ON EGON

He raises a finger.

				EGON
		Not necessarily.

WIDE ANGLE

Egon holds up a small rubber packet, presses a button on it, and everyone
steps back as the thing INFLATES into a full-sized rubber raft.

								WIPE TO:

ANGLE ON RIVER

With the raft racing along in the current, carrying the Ghostbusters,
Janine, Slimer and Bigfoot (the latter very nearly capsizing the craft).

CLOSER ON RAFT - MOVING

Egon is studying his PKE meter.  MORE LIGHTNING AND SKY EFX.  The raft's
speed has picked up considerably; Bigfoot, Peter and Egon hang onto the
sides of the raft for dear life, and Slimer can barely keep up.

				PETER
			(points)
		Trouble ahead!

SLIMER

covers his eyes

				SLIMER
			("I can't look!")

THEIR POV - RIVER AND TOP OF WATERFALL

PUSH IN on the WHITE WATER ROARING over the cliff's edge.  A huge tree has
fallen across the river just before the drop.

				PETER (VO CONT)
		This is worse than busting ghosts!

ON RAFT - MOVING

Bigfoot stands up -- his height is sufficient for him to grab the log as
the raft sails under it.  The others all grab onto him as the raft shoots
over the falls and O.S. Slimer checks his forward momentum by grabbing a
branch on the log.

ON BANK

Bigfoot climbs off the log and onto the bank, followed by the
Ghostbusters, Janine and Slimer.  Bigfoot looks quite excited.  He points
down O.S.  They all have to SHOUT to be heard.

				BIGFOOT
			(GRUNTS, ETC.)

PAN as Slimer turns to Ray.

				SLIMER
			(BABBLES)

PAN as Ray turns to Egon.

				RAY
		He says this is the "noisy water".

				EGON
		Then where is the hole?

ON EDGE OF CLIFF

Bigfoot points at a precarious trail that leads over the cliff.  The
others look at it dubiously.

				PETER
		I was afraid he'd say that.
			(SIGHS)
		Okay, let's go.

He starts down the trail, followed by the others.

ON WATERFALL

PUSH IN as the Ghostbusters, Janine and Slimer make their way down the
trail, which leads under the WATERFALL.  One by one they disappear into
the mist.

ON CAVE ENTRANCE

Behind the THUNDERING curtain of falling water, there's a cave in the
cliff face.  It should be dark, but it's not -- instead, a golden
light -- Very Spielberg -- pours forth from it.  The group regards it in
awe.

				EGON
		It's a bridge between our world and another.

FAVOR PETER AND BIGFOOT

Peter turns to Bigfoot.

				PETER
		Well, I can't say it hasn't been
		interesting, Bigfoot.

He CLAPS Bigfoot on the back, pushing him toward the cave.  Bigfoot cowers
back.

				BIGFOOT
			(WHIMPERS; GRUNTS)

ON SLIMER

He turns to Ray.

				SLIMER
			(JABBERS)

				RAY
		He's afraid to go in by himself.  He wants
		us to take him.

ON PETER

He looks resigned.

				PETER
		Why aren't I surprised?
			(BEAT)
		C'mon, furface.  Let's go.

WIDE ANGLE

They all enter the cave and are lost to view in the glowing light.

INT. CAVE

A luminious, misty, other-worldly location.  PAN TO the Ghostbusters,
Janine, Slimer and Bigfoot, walking through the mist, looking about.
Suddenly the SCENE SHAKES and BLACK LIGHTNING STABS THROUGH SHOT.  Slimer
dives into the ground mist, poking his head cautiously up a BEAT later.

				SLIMER
			("Mama!")

ON EGON

He looks concerned.

				EGON
		We have to get Bigfoot back to his world
		and return to our own to restore the cosmic
		balance!

ON WINSTON

He points O.S.

				WINSTON
		Over there!

THEIR POV - MIST

The mist clears, to show a glowing, arching portal behind them, through
which can be glimpsed a beautiful alien landscape.

ANGLE INCLUDES OUR GUYS

Bigfoot reacts in happiness and points O.S.

				BIGFOOT
			("Home!")

Everyone staggers as the SCENE SHAKES again.  MORE LIGHTNING EFX.

ANGLE INCLUDES PORTAL

Which begins to shrink in size.

				EGON
		The portal is closing!

FAVOR PETER AND BIGFOOT

				PETER
		No time for long goodbyes, Bigfoot!

WIDE - ALL

Bigfoot turns to Slimer and grabs him up in a bear hug, squeezing him
momentarily out of shape.

				BIGFOOT
			(sad GRUNTS)

				SLIMER
			("So long!")

ON PORTAL

Bigfoot steps through the portal.  He turns and waves at them as the
portal shrinks.

				BIGFOOT
			("Bye-bye!")

ANGLE INCLUDES OTHERS

Who wave, as the portal shrinks to a dot and vanishes.

				JANINE, GHOSTBUSTERS,
				SLIMER
			(Ad lib)
		So long, big guy!  Don't forget to write!
		Take care!  Etc.

FAVOR JANINE

She looks over her shoulder as she waves and reacts.

				JANINE
		Uh-oh . . .

HER POV - OTHER PORTAL

Showing the WATERFALL beyond it.  The portal is rapidly shrinking.

				JANINE (VO)
		Time to go!

WIDE ANGLE

They all turn and see the disappearing gateway.

				EGON
		Come on!  Or we'll be trapped in limbo
		forever!

They dash toward the closing portal.

CLOSE ON PORTAL

One by one they leap through it.  Slimer is the last; the portal closes
just as he goes through, shaving a glop of green off his tail.

				SLIMER
		("Yeowtch!")

EXT. WATERFALL - WIDE

Everyone comes BURSTING through the WATERFALL.  TRACK WITH them as they
land with a SPLASH! in the lake at the foot of the falls.

CLOSE ON WATER

Everybody BOBS to the surface.

				SLIMER
			(SPUTTERS)

				JANINE
		We made it!

Egon lifts his PKE meter out and activates it.  SFX: SLOW BEEPS.

				EGON
		Everything's back to normal -- whatever
		that is.

				PETER
			(Wearily)
		Great.  Now can we go back to camp?

Ray looks disappointed.

				RAY
		Aw -- I thought as long as we were here,
		we could get in some fishing!

The others stare at him, as we:

							      DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. CAMPSITE - WIDE - DAY

The guys and Janine are loading their gear onto ECTO 1.

FAVOR PETER

The car is crammed to bursting with gear.  Peter picks up the last
piece -- Egon's compressed hut.  As he does so, the remote control unit
falls to the ground, unnoticed by him.

				EGON
		Be careful with that, Peter.

				PETER
		Relax, Egon.  I know what I'm doing.

CLOSE ON HIM

As he steps forward and shoves the "suitcase" into a niche in the back of
ECTO 1, he accidentally treads on the unit, ACTIVATING it.

WIDE ANGLE

The ghostmobile begins to SHAKE and RUMBLE as the collapsed hut begins to
EXPAND within the car.

				EGON
		Look out!

Everyone dives O.S. as the camping gear EXPLODES out of the rear of
ECTO 1, scattering camping gear everywhere.  When the dust clears, the
campground is littered with all the paraphenalia of the trip.

ON GHOSTBUSTERS, JANINE AND SLIMER

They all stare at Peter accusingly.

				WINSTON
		Way to go, Peter.

Peter shrugs.

				PETER
		Well, since we're unpacked again -- why
		don't we stay for another few days?

Everyone else GROANS in unison at this suggestion.

				ALL (SAVE PETER)
			(GROANS)

								FADE OUT

				THE END


         script copyright © 1987 Columbia Pictures Television
                          All rights reserved.