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Ghostbusters II Deleted Scenes

 By Raffon on Aug. 1, 1996 at 3:31 PM , Categories: Deleted Scenes
Ghostbusters II
DELETED SCENES

Here are some deleted scenes from Ghostbusters II along with script excerpts of the scenes. The written scenes below were taken from the final shooting script. What is written may vary from what is spoken by the actors. In some cases the scene still appears in the film, but I have some still photos of shots that were not used. In other cases, footage from the scene was used in the film in a completely different way (such as during the end credits). The list of scenes below is in order of how they would have appeared in the movie. Following that are some odds and ends that aren't full scenes, but were deleted from the film nonetheless.

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(Rick Lazzarini with the Frog Ghost. credit: The Character Shop, cleaned by me)


The frog ghost, which would have hopped into view following the ghost train's disappearance, displaying needle-like fangs and a long probing tongue. The January 1990 issue of Cinefantastique magazine says it was "axed when the live-action subway footage didn't work". The book "Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History" by Daniel Wallace, and another source, both say that it was edited out because Ivan Reitman didn't think it was scary enough.

The Character Shop built a Waldo that served to control both the Theater Ghost and the unused Frog Ghost. A relatively simple version, this device allowed for brow and jaw control, with blinks and eye movements provided by joystick.

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(close-up from above image, as it appeared in Cinefantastique magazine, Jan. 1990)


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(original source unknown)


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(credit: The Character Shop)


For more on the Frog Ghost, see the Ghostbusters II Behind The Scenes page and the Ghostbusters Wiki.

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Egon and Ray test some mood slime with some electronic headgear.

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(source: GB2 Ladybird Book Of The Film)

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(source: GB2 Storybook by Jovial Bob Stine)

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(source: Official Ghostbusters website)

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Egon takes some readings of the floating crystal using a monitoring device.
(image source: Topps trading card #45)

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Egon in the museum lobby.
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(Photo #1 from the storybook by Jovial Bob Stine)


Peter and Ray talk to the museum guard.
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(source: GB2 Japanese Press Book)

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The montage "scene" of Louis discovering Slimer eating lunch was originally a tad longer. After Louis falls over the couch (and Slimer presumably flies away), Janine runs down the stairs holding a pot of coffee, sees Louis on the floor behind the couch, and comments, "Oh, Louis. You're such a cut-up." (This black and white image came from a workprint video that was uploaded by William Forsche to Facebook and YouTube.)
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VIDEOS


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Janine - I'm Just As Thrilled As You Are (from EPK)
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Alternate Take (from tv spot)

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Alternate Footage
Alternate Version (A), then Original Version (B)
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01a - Weird Things
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01b - Shit
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02a - Wretched Walking Worms
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02b - Miserable Assholes

The alternate footage comes from the theatrical trailer (Weird Things clip) and broadcast tv airings (Worms clip). The original versions come from the 1999 DVD (the "Full Screen" side).

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Some behind the scenes footage taken from the
GB2 Electronic Press Kit at time code 25:54 (16:35 on Blu).

Here we see Louis running up the museum steps, which we don't see in the film, as he's already at the top when we see the Ghostbusters and Dana are coming out.

Ghostbusters II Deleted Scene: Ghostbusters Gift Boutique

 By Raffon on Aug. 1, 1996 at 3:31 PM , Categories: Deleted Scenes
DELETED SCENES Below is the original version of this scene as written in the November 27, 1988 script draft (pages 50 and 51), which is vastly different from the scene as filmed. They kept Peter's line about the gift boutique, jettisoned the gaudy… more »

Ghostbusters II Deleted Scene: Statue of Liberty Ending

 By Raffon on Aug. 1, 1996 at 3:31 PM , Categories: Deleted Scenes
DELETED SCENES Below is the original ending of the film as written in the February 27, 1989 script draft, which is pretty much the same as in some earlier drafts. It makes no mention of the Ghostbusters receiving the Key to the City from the Mayor, so I… more »

Ghostbusters II Deleted Scene: Louis After The Bus Ride

 By Raffon on Aug. 1, 1996 at 3:31 PM , Categories: Deleted Scenes
DELETED SCENES Rick Moranis adlibbed quite a bit for this scene extension, making the script only superficially the same as the final deleted scene. So, I used the script excerpt to set the scene and start it off, then transcribed the deleted scene to… more »

Ghostbusters II Deleted Scene: Driving Miss Liberty

 By Raffon on Aug. 1, 1996 at 3:31 PM , Categories: Deleted Scenes
DELETED SCENES The cast adlibbed quite a bit for this scene extension, making the script only superficially the same as the final deleted scene. So, I used the script excerpt to set the scene and start it off, then transcribed the deleted scene to fill… more »

Ghostbusters II Deleted Scene: Sewer Invitation At Peter's

 By Raffon on Aug. 1, 1996 at 3:31 PM , Categories: Deleted Scenes
DELETED SCENES (with optional English subtitles) (A copy has also been uploaded to the >official Ghostbusters YouTube channel) INT. VENKMAN'S LOFT - NIGHT (LATER) There is a KNOCK at the door and Venkman goes to answer it. He's dressed for the evening… more »

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