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World is Safe Again is the twenty-eighth and final chapter on the DVDs of Ghostbusters II. In this chapter Peter, Egon, Ray, Winston, Dana, and Oscar leave after defeating Vigo.

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Plot

Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore took the Slime Blower off Ray Stantz and helped him up. Winston asked Ray if he was all right. Egon implored him to get up. Winston guided Ray. Ray replied he felt groovy. Peter Venkman asked Dana Barrett if she was all right. Dana thanked him. Peter addressed Oscar and told him to spread out. Peter and Dana kissed. Ray told Egon and Winston he loved them. Egon told him "great." Ray continued and stated he loved Peter and was enamored with their real friendship. Winston asked Egon if they had to live this.

Janosz Poha lied in a puddle of Psychomagnotheric ectoplasm singing. Just as he sang, "They will come from behind," Ray stepped on some slime near him, making a gush sound, and getting Janosz's attention. Ray helped him up. Egon asked him if he was all right. Janosz asked why he was drippings with goo. Egon explained he had a violent prolonged transformative psychic episode. Janosz had no idea what Egon just said. Ray "translated" for Egon and told him they had to hose him down because he was kind of out of control. Ray then told Janosz he loved him. Janosz reciprocated and they hugged. Winston Zeddemore took a look at the painting and called everyone over. Ray was amazed. Egon speculated it was Early Renaissance, Raphael or Piero della Francesca. Peter joked it was one of the Fettucine's. The point of view shifted to behind the Ghostbusters and Dana. The painting now portrayed Peter, Ray, Winston, and Egon in classic robes standing around a cherub that looked like Oscar. The "Ghostbusters" song played.

The Ghostbusters, without their packs, Dana with Oscar, and Louis walked down the steps of the museum to the cheering crowd. The crowd chanted "Ghostbusters" over and over. They continued walking down to the crowd. Mayor Lenny stood on the steps are raised his arms up.

During the credits, a series of previously unseen clips from various points in the movie are played.

Peter looked inside his refrigerator and groaned in disgust at its contents.

In a Firehouse lab, Ray smiled and laughed.

In Dana's apartment, Dana tickled Oscar.

"On Our Own" is played.

At the Manhattan Museum of Art, Egon grinned.

Louis walked back into the Firehouse through the inner doors, found himself outside again, and walked back inside.

Outside Parkview Psychiatric Hospital, Winston adjusted an elbow pad at the rear of Ecto-1a.

In the Firehouse garage bay, Janine was handed two smoking Traps. The Ghostbusters went back to Ecto-1a.

In the museum, Janosz turned around on the step ladder and grimaced.

Outside the museum, Jack Hardemeyer partied with the other citizens in the crowd.

Mayor Lenny walked over to the Ghostbusters while police officers held reporters back.

In the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, Judge Wexler stood in the wrecked courtroom. Outside in the hall, the Prosecutor was treated for her injuries by a paramedic. Another paramedic checked a man's pulse nearby.

Oscar appeared in side by side views. The left side had him on Peter's bed. The right side had him during his check up by Egon and Ray.

The point of view of a lens revealed Slimer inside the Firehouse.

The Ghostbusters jogged through traffic at a stand still with their throwers ready.

Peter and Ray danced in Central Park after they trapped the Jogger Ghost.

Ray and Winston danced at the Brownstone.

Peter danced in his apartment.

Egon did a funky dance with his arms on the second floor of the Firehouse.

The Statue of Liberty was back on her pedestal. A ceremony was held on the island in recognition of the Ghostbusters role in saving the world. They accepted a Key to the City from Mayor Lenny. The audience stood, cheered, and applauded. The camera panned back to a view of New York City then faded to black.

The rest of the credits rolled. "Spirit" played. At "Music Scoring Mixer" (1:43:35), "We're Back" played. At 1:45:26, Run-D.M.C.'s "Ghostbusters" played.

Trivia

  • In September 29, 1988 draft:
    • On page 109, Peter calls Mikey a sailor after seeing the symbols painted on him. Egon thinks the new painting is Caravaggio or Brunelleschi. They leave the museum and Lane runs up to them, kissing Mikey.
      • In the movie, Egon thinks Raphael, or Piero della Francesca. Dana is in the museum with them.
    • On page 110, Peter and Lane kiss. She then kisses the others. The Statue of Liberty is on its back on Central Park. The Mayor laments it was just restored. Louis tries to placate him and points out people won't have to go all that way on a ferry. The Mayor looks at him like he's crazy. Weeks later, a ceremony is held on Liberty Island.
    • On pages 111, the Ghostbusters reflect on their ancestors seeing Ellis Island. Egon's grandparents came from Ostrov, Poland. Ray's great grandparents were Swiss and allegedly seeking 'other kinds of cheeses.' Peter's family was little bit of everything due to the Venkman women sleeping around. Lane thought it was a terrible thing to say. Peter quips it's a free country. It ends on a high shot of the Statue and New York City.
      • This conversation was moved to an epilogue that was deleted from the movie but some scenes were reused for the end credits sequence.
  • In November 27, 1988 draft and February 27, 1989 draft:
    • On page 126, the Vigo painting melts and reveals another under it. Peter reacts to Ray and asks if they gotta to live with this. Ray hugs each of them. Peter recoils.
      • In the movie, the realm in the painting blows up but the transformation of the painting isn't shown. Winston has the do we got to live with this line. Ray only hugs Janosz.
    • On page 127, Peter sees Oscar's symbols and calls him a sailor. Ray tells Janosz he had a violent prolonged transformative psychic episode and offers coffee. Egon tells Janosz he is now physically intact and psychomagnetherically neutral. Janosz asks if that's good.
      • In the movie, Egon tells Janosz he had the psychic episode but no coffee is offered.
    • On page 128, Egon thinks the new painting is Caravaggio or Brunelleschi. Winston notes there's something familiar about it. Louis realizes he's late. Ray pops a bottle of champagne. Jack Hardemeyer staggers out of the museum feeling great. The Statue of Liberty is sprawled inert on her back in Central Park behind the museum. The Mayor quibbles they just had the statue restored. Ray gives him an invoice. He refuses to pay. Peter muses she will look nice in the park.
      • In the movie, Egon thinks Raphael, or Pierro della Francesca. Hardemeyer is later seen in the crowd singing along. The rest is omitted.
    • On page 129, the Mayor relents. Egon states they don't accept checks.
    • On page 129-130, the Liberty Island epilogue happens in full. They realize the torch is in the wrong hand.
      • In the February 27, 1989 Draft, the torch being in the wrong hand is discarded.
      • In the movie, some of the epilogue is seen in the credits. The rest is the Statue of Liberty Back in Place deleted scene.
    • On page 131, Slimer flies out of the Statue of Liberty's torch to the screen.
  • In the February 27, 1989 Draft, on page 128, Slimer drops off Louis. Louis wants them to hang out on Monday for dinner and bowling. Louis realizes he's late.
    • In the movie, Louis arrives earlier and blasts at the slime shell. The scene becomes a deleted scene.
  • The restoration room was filmed in Burbank Studios.
  • Egon references Italian Renaissance painters, Raphael and Piero della Francesca.
  • "Ghostbusters" plays when the new painting is revealed.
  • The museum exterior was filmed outside the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at 1 Bowling Green in New York City.
  • Mayor Lenny has a brief appearance on the museum steps with his raised his arms up as the others walk down to the crowd.
  • In the August 5, 1988 draft, on page 114, the ending was Peter advising the Mayor to restore the statue and cash in by throwing a big party, having fireworks and TV specials. The script ends with everyone getting into the Mayor's limo and driving away to uptown Manhattan - leaving the Mayor just standing there in the street.
  • The first day of filming on Liberty Island was December 5, 1988.[1]
  • It is highly contested among fans that at the end of some cuts of the theatrical version of Ghostbusters II, Slimer comes out from behind the Statue of Liberty and flies right into the camera just like how he did at the end of the first movie. The VHS/DVD/Blu-ray versions omits this and just ends with a pan up to the statue's head then a fade to black.
    • This ending does appear in the November 27, 1988 and February 27, 1989 drafts.[2]
    • This ending does show up in a storyboard.
  • The only scene actually filmed on Liberty Island was the special ceremony seen in the end credits.[3]
  • "On Our Own" is played during the start of credits.
  • The ending credits feature scenes that were deleted from the movie.
    • Peter looked inside his refrigerator and groaned in disgust at its contents.
      • In the November 27, 1989 Draft and February 27, 1989 Draft, on page 71, Peter showed Dana his dirty kitchen but realized the refrigerator was empty.
    • In a Firehouse, Ray smiled and laughed.
      • This is from a scene filmed for Chapter 13: Mood Slime when Ray and Egon demonstrate how the Psychomagnotheric Slime absorbs negative emotions.
    • In Dana's apartment, Dana tickled Oscar.
    • At the Manhattan Museum of Art, Egon grinned.
    • Louis walked back into the Firehouse through the inner doors, found himself outside again, and walked back inside.
    • Outside Parkview Psychiatric Hospital, Winston adjusted an elbow pad at the rear of Ecto-1a.
    • In the Firehouse garage bay, Janine Melnitz was handed two smoking Traps. The Ghostbusters went back to Ecto-1a.
      • This is from a scene filmed for the montage in Chapter 12: Two in the Box.
    • In the museum, Janosz turned around on the step ladder and grimaced.
      • This is from a scene filmed for Chapter 13: Mood Slime.
    • Outside the museum, Jack Hardemeyer partied with the other citizens in the crowd.
    • Mayor Lenny walked over to the Ghostbusters while police officers held reporters back.
    • In the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, Judge Wexler stood in the wrecked courtroom. Outside in the hall, The Prosecutor was treated for her injuries by a paramedic. Another paramedic checked a man's pulse nearby.
      • This is from a scene filmed for in Chapter 12: Two in the Box.
    • Oscar appeared in side by side views.
      • The left side had him on Peter's bed in Chapter 16: Vigo 101. The right side had him during his check up by Egon and Ray in Chapter 5: Investigating Oscar.
    • The POV of a lens revealed Slimer inside the Firehouse.
    • The Ghostbusters jogged through traffic at a stand still with their throwers ready.
      • This is from a scene filmed for the montage in Chapter 12: Two in the Box.
    • Peter and Ray danced in Central Park after they trapped the Jogger Ghost
      • This is from a scene filmed for the montage in Chapter 12: Two in the Box.
    • Ray and Winston danced at The Brownstone.
    • Peter danced in his apartment.
      • The scene of Peter dancing in the Bo Welch on-screen credit at the end of the movie takes place right before the start of the Deleted Scene: Sewer Invitation.
    • Egon did a funky dance with his arms on the second floor of the Firehouse.
      • This is from a scene filmed for Chapter 13: Mood Slime when the kinetic test is done.
  • "Spirit" plays when the rest of the end credits scroll.
  • At the "Music Scoring Mixer" credit around the 1:43:35 mark, "We're Back" plays.
  • At 1:45:26 mark, Run DMC's "Ghostbusters" plays.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 3 TPB:
    • The back cover is a homage to the painting of the Ghostbusters and Oscar at the end of the movie.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #13:
    • On Page 10, Janosz recounts several events from Ghostbusters II: when Vigo possessed Ray, when Janosz checked on Dana Barrett during the blackout, when Ray embraced Janosz at the end, and when Peter tried to paint kittens on Vigo.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #16:
    • On Cover RI, the Ghostbusters are hauling the portrait of Vigo and of themselves from the end of Ghostbusters II.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #11:
    • On Page 6, to the far left is the painting that depicted the Ghostbusters and Oscar at the end of Ghostbusters II.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #12:
    • On Page 15, Peter suggest Auld Lang Syne, a classic folk song sang at the start of the New Year.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #15:
    • On Page 9, the portrait of the Ghostbusters and Oscar from the end of Ghostbusters II is seen.
  • In Ghostbusters: Get Real #3:
    • On Page 7, when Ray returns home slimed, Peter quotes Janosz Poha's line about dripping with goo at the end of Ghostbusters II when he regains consciousness from being hosed by Ray and Winston.
  • In Ghostbusters International #2:
    • On Page 11, in panel 4, to Kylie's left is the Vigo tapestry after it shows the Ghostbusters and Oscar at the end of Ghostbusters II. Only Egon is visible.
  • In Ghostbusters Annual 2017:
    • On Page 44, in panel 2, the painting of the Ghostbusters and Oscar from the end of Ghostbusters II is hung by Kylie's door.
  • On page 18 of Ghostbusters 101 #6, the tenth image is from Chapter 28 of the 'cleaned' Vigo portrait. The ATC Ghostbusters and Kevin Beckman, with his saxophone, appear in place of the prime team and Oscar.
  • In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #1:
    • The Cover RE Heroes & Fantasies is a nod to the end of Ghostbusters II. The Ninja Turtles are in the painting instead of the guys. Peter is in his charcoal flightsuit from the second movie and quotes his Fettucini line.

See Also

Quotes

Janosz: Why am I drippings with goo?

References

  1. Michael Gross Facebook, December 5, 1988 Call Sheet 6/27/2010 Michael Gross says: "you all in the film biz, ever see a call sheet like this?..even made US giggle..this is for the first day of shooting at the statue of liberty..our set for the day."
  2. Aykroyd, Dan & Ramis, Harold (1989). Ghostbusters II (February 27, 1989 Draft) (Script p. 120). Line reads: "Slimer flies out one of the observation windows, THEME MUSIC KICKS IN and the CAMERA PULLS UP and AWAY FROM the island TO a HIGH SHOT of the Statue, lower Manhattan and the shining sea beyond."
  3. Spook Central "Liberty Island"

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