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Back Off Man, It's The 30 Best 'Ghostbusters' Quotes

Photo of Jim Amos By Jim Amos | Box Office Insider August 26, 2014 at 4:04AM

In honor of its 30th anniversary "Ghostbusters" gets the re-release treatment from Sony Pictures this Friday. Despite it being exactly three decades since its release, it remains one of the funniest and most quotable comedies of all time. Box Office Insider humbly presents our list of the 30 Best "Ghostbusters" Quotes.
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In 1984 director Ivan Reitman put together a dream cast for what appeared on paper to be a rather silly and far-too-scientific comedy (the film's synopsis included the word "parapsychologists") called "Ghostbusters".  Bill Murray was fresh off the success of "Stripes" and "Caddyshack", Dan Aykroyd had staked a post-SNL claim for himself with "The Blues Brothers", the late, great Harold Ramis wrote and co-starred with Murray in "Meatballs", "Caddyshack" and "Stripes" and the film's supporting cast included Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and The Keymaster himself, Rick Moranis.  What resulted from this melting pot was one of the funniest comedies in film history, a film that amassed a staggering $238 million in domestic box office receipts, which translates to an almost incomprehensible $462 million in 2014 dollars.

In honor of the film's 30th anniversary, Sony is releasing the movie in select theatres this week and Box Office Insider celebrates the re-release with this look at the Top 30 "Ghostbusters" movie quotes....

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30.  "Listen, do you smell something?"

29.  "I looked at the trap, Ray"

28.  "We're ready to believe you!"

27.  "Zooooool!"

26.  "Nobody steps on a church in my town!"

25.  "Yes it's true...the man has no dick"

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24.  "So, does anybody wanna play Parcheesi?"

23.  "Boy, the Superintendent is gonna be pissed"

22.  "Since I've joined these men I've seen shit that'll turn you white

21.  "This job is definitely not worth $11,500 a year!!"

20.  "Why worry?  Each one of us is carrying an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back".

19.  "You know, you don't act like a scientist.  You're more like a game show host"

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18.  "And what a lovely singing voice you must have!"

17.  "All right, this chick is toast!"

16.   "Somebody saw a cockroach up on 12"  "That must be some cockroach"  "Bite your head off, man"

15.  "Right.  That's bad.  Okay.  Alright, important safety tip.  Thanks, Egon"

14.  "Ray, when someone asks you if you're a God, just say yes"

13.  "Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown!"

12.  "I don't have to take this abuse from you.  I've got hundreds of people dying to abuse me"

11.  "You're right.  No human being would stack books like that"

10.  "Take me now, subcreature!"

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9.    "Ray has gone bye-bye, Egon.  What you got?"

8.    "Alright, I'll go down to Dana's apartment and check her out".  (Pause)  "Alright, I'll go check out Dana's apartment"

7.    "He slimed me"

6.    "Back off man, I'm a scientist"

5.    "Get Her!?  That was your plan?  Get Her!?"

4.    "You don't normally see that kind of behavior in a major appliance"

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3.    "OK, who brought the dog?"

2.    "Human sacrifice.  Dogs and cats living together.  Mass hysteria!!!"

1.   "We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!!!"

This article is related to: In the Spotlight, Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary, Best Movie Quotes


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