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The Ghostbusters II November 27, 1988 is a collaborative draft of Ghostbusters II by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd.

Overview

The November 27, 1988 draft shows a clear shift to what will eventually become the final movie version. Dana Barrett is now in the script, replacing Lane Walker, the Ghostbusters go back into business a couple years after the Gozer incident to save Dana and Oscar from Vigo. Dana's son is named as Oscar for the first time. Slimer only makes a cameo at the end of the script. The ghosts include Vigo, the Scoleri Brothers, the Jogger Ghost, and Titanic. Janine Melnitz has a smaller presence in the movie. Mayor Lenny is in the draft. The River of Slime appears. The Ecto-1a is referred to as Ecto-2 throughout the draft. The Statue of Liberty is used for good by the Ghostbusters to get into the Manhattan Museum of Art. The final battle with Vigo is brief as he immediately resorts to grabbing Ray Stantz and gets hosed by Winston Zeddemore.

Some elements of the previous draft are kept in like Ray and Winston going to the birthday party in the backyard, Peter interviewing three women with alien encounters, Peter's eclectic fans, and the pyrogenesis case.


Differences and Similarities

  • Page 1 starts with an aerial shot of Manhattan starting with the Statue of Liberty and drifting towards Greenwich Village. Dana walks to her apartment and has a conversation with Frank the Superintendent. She thanks Frank for help with the groceries and promises she will "get the hang of it." Frank makes funny faces at Oscar.
    • In the movie, there is no aerial shot and starts on the the Psychomagnotheric Slime coming up through a crack in the sidewalk.
  • Page 2 has Oscar's carriage vibrate as if it was shaken by an unseen hand then the brake unlocks.
    • In the movie, it simply starts rolling slowly then fast.
  • On page 4, Winston asks Ray how many there are as they drive to The Brownstone. Ray tells him the Brownstone Mother said there are 14 who are 3 and a half to four feet tall. Winston declares he doesn't think he can take it anymore. Ray says someone has to do it and jokes, 'who else are they going to call? Bozo?'
    • In the movie, Ray asks the mother as they walk through the house.
  • On page 5, they go through a set of French doors into a small backyard after they make final adjustments to their equipment. The kids cheer for the Ghostbusters and a couple of weary parents sink into their lawn chairs.
    • In the movie, the party is held in the back of the Brownstone. The kids don't cheer for the Ghostbusters arrival.
  • Page 6 has Ray kicked in the leg by Brownstone Boy, then Ray grabs him by the shirtfront and tells him, "I'm watching you." Ray tells the story of them going up to the top of 550 Central Park West and mentions the Terror Dogs. The Brownstone Boy #2 tells them his father said they are full of crap.
    • In the movie, Ray is not kicked. Only Brownstone Boy #2 interacts with Ray.
  • On page 7, Ray tried to change the subject with science and asks the children if any of them ever saw a hard-boiled egg get sucked through the mouth of a Coke bottle. Ecto-1 won't start after the party.
    • In the movie, the scene is omitted and shifts right to Ray and Winston leaving the Brownstone.
  • On page 8, after Ray remarks 'what a ride,' he continues with "You can't make a hamburger without chopping up a cow." Ecto-1 finally starts but dies. Ray bangs his head on the steering wheel.
  • On page 8, The World of the Psychic starts in the WKRR-TV Studio reception area where World is playing on a bank of monitors in the lobby then the camera pushes in on the show.
    • In the movie, it starts with Peter making small talk before the episode starts.
  • On page 8, Peter Venkman's guest are three women who claim to have had some kind of a sexual encounter with aliens. One is Elaine.
    • In the movie, the topic is predictions of the end of the world. The only guests are Elaine and Milton Angland.
  • On page 9, Elaine talks about her encounter at a Paramus Holiday Inn or a room on the ship made to look like one. Sarah talks about a spacecraft the size of a dinner plate landing on her head. Peter is silent and holds back.
    • In the movie, Elaine claims the alien then told her his prediction was the world ending on February 14, 2016. Peter holds back in reaction to Elaine's story.
  • On page 10, Norman tells Peter the telekinetic guy who bends spoons because Peter is too skeptical. Peter retorts he is a pushover and even thinks professional wrestling is real. He tells Peter that Mayor Lenny was on Cityline.
    • In the movie, Norman only tells Peter the spoon guy canceled because he thinks Peter is a fraud and Peter admits he is one. Normal leaves when Peter sights Lenny.
  • On page 11, Peter tells Jack Hardemeyer he just wants to say hello to Mayor Lenny. Hardemeyer jokingly asks him if he's busted any ghosts lately. Peter retorts the Ghostbusters were sued, screwed, and tattooed by deskworms like Hardemeyer.
    • In the movie, Peter says he wants to give the Mayor a kiss. Hardemeyer jokes he doesn't see any ghosts. Peter calls him a bureaucratic bookworm.
  • On page 12, lastly, Peter quips Hardemeyer is the reason he won't vote for Lenny. Hardemeyer smugly walks away with two police officers. Peter goes to his waiting fans: a man holding a large crystal, a man wearing an antenna hat, a woman with a hairless cat, and a mojo-man with his eyes bugging out of his head. Peter looks at the cat and comments he once had a bald collie.
    • In the movie, Peter contends he's a voter and Hardemeyer should have kissed his butt. The scene ends here.
  • On page 12, Janosz Poha stares longingly at Dana as he works on the Vigo painting.
    • In the movie, he is walking the floor commenting on others' work as the Vigo painting is moved into the room. He walks over to Dana last.
  • On page 13, Dana works on restoring a Turner, a 19th century landscape painting. Dana apologizes for being late and promises to have the Turner done by the end of the day. Janosz assures her it's okay because it's a 150 year old painting. She forces a polite laugh then admits she's planning on returning to the orchestra so he tries to ask her out for lunch. The Vigo turns its head when Dana mentions her baby.
    • In the movie, she works on a Bonington. Janosz jokes about his paint mixture as making a pretty good cocktail. Vigo turns after Dana leaves and Janosz thinks she likes him.
  • On page 14, after Dana leaves, Janosz switches on an English language tape and starts practicing phrases he thinks are working.
  • On page 15, the appointment Dana left for turns out to be her meeting with Egon Spengler at the Institute for Advanced Theoretical Research.
    • In the movie, Dana sees Egon before her first scene in the museum.
  • On page 16, Egon explains he's trying to determine whether human emotional states have a measurable effect on the psychomagnetheric energy field.
    • In the movie, his line is changed to determining an effect on the environment.
  • On page 17, Egon doesn't recall Peter mentioning Dana. As the girl hugs the puppy, Dana gives Egon her contact information.
    • Egon does not scan Dana like in the movie. In the movie, Dana stops talking and remarks how cute the girl and dog are.
  • On page 18, Dana shakes Egon's hand and leaves.
    • In the movie, Dana kisses him on the cheek and leaves.
  • On page 19, Ray tells a crank caller he carries books on alchemy, astrology, apparitions, Bundu Magic Men, demon intercession, U.F.O. Abductions, psychic surgery, stigmata, modern miracles, pixie sightings, golden geese, geists, and ghosts. He tells Egon the crank asked for goat hooves. Ray suggests checking the ASPR, volume 6, number 3, 1968-1969, Renzacker and Buell, and the Duke University mean averaging study on controlled psychokinetics.
    • In the movie, there is no crank call and Ray only mentions the Duke study.
  • On page 20, Peter intimates he made the crank call then tells Ray to be him a sub. After Egon's epididymis line, Peter replies he doesn't want to know where that is. Peter takes a beer out of Ray's mini-fridge.
    • In the movie, Peter tells Ray to close up so he can buy him a calzone. After Egon's line, Peter is silent.
  • On page 21, Ray gives Peter his Magical Paths to Fortune and Power. Ray doesn't get a call asking about store hours and is immediately tortured by Peter.
    • Egon doesn't snicker about Peter's book.
  • On page 22, Peter remarks he knew Dana would come crawling back to him and is hurt she didn't call him first. He asks her is she's seen his show. She replies she has and that's why she didn't call.
    • In the movie, Peter dramatically tells her hello.
  • On page 24, Egon hands Peter a specimen jar for a stool sample and Peter asks him 'personal or professional?' then Peter's "got my nose" happens. Dana reveals the baby's name is Oscar.
    • In the movie, Peter asks 'business or personal' and the "got my nose" happens when he's alone with Oscar after everyone went to his bedroom.
  • On page 25, Dana says she'll take the stool sample. Peter enters the bedroom and calls Ray "Holmes" but Ray informs him the room is subdued. Egon enters next and wants to look for anything abnormal on the street. Peter doesn't think that will be too hard.
    • In the movie, Peter tells Oscar 'mama's come to take a stool sample' to Dana's confusion. Peter enters the bedroom and talks to Egon and Ray.
  • On page 26, Peter gets nostalgic outside and points out the old cash machine, dry cleaners and video store he and Dana used to go to. There is no trace on the P.K.E. Meter.
    • In the movie, both the P.K.E. Meter and Giga meter pick up readings.
  • On page 27, Ray explains the Giga Meter is a gauge to measure psychomagnetheric energy in GEVs. Dana asks if it's in her genetics that makes her vulnerable to the supernatural. Peter asks if she means like when she turned into a Terror Dogs. He calls it a total coincidence.
  • On page 28 to 29, the Manhattan Museum of Art has just closed and the last of the visitors and employees are leaving. Janosz continues work on Vigo while Rudy the Museum Guard does his rounds. He reminds Janosz to sign out when he leaves. A current from Vigo shocks Janosz then Vigo introduces himself with a longer speech where he says "twenty thousand corpses swing from my walls and parapets and the rivers ran with tears" and "by the power of the Book of Gombotz, what was will be, what is will be no more. Past and future, now and ever, my time is near." Janosz is blasted again but directly into his eyes and he screams and falls to the floor. Rudy sees him run out the museum. Rudy remarks he knew he would forget to sign out.
    • In the movie, Rudy is omitted from the scene and Vigo's speech is much shorter. Janosz repeats "Child" before he's blasted in his eyes but doesn't fall over.
  • On page 29, Ray and Peter talk as they leave the coffee shop. They agree they have to keep the investigation low key.
  • On page 30, Egon complains they were suppose to help. Peter jokes he needed the exercise. Ray stills the First Cop it's cutting fine.
    • In the movie, Egon tells the cop it's cutting fine. He doesn't gripe to Peter and Ray until after the cops leave that he was digging a big hole while they were getting coffee for an hour.
  • On page 31, Peter tells the cop they're working late on a Friday night because of some douchebag downtown. Egon hits an ornate iron manhole cover labeled "NYPRR." Peter nominates Ray.
    • In the movie, Ray instead says it is "some diaper back downtown is being a jerk" making them work on a Friday night.
  • On page 32, Egon seconds it. Peter and Ray both say "aye." Ray sarcastically replies, "Thanks, boys."
    • In the movie, Ray is silent after he realizes he was voted.
  • On page 33, Egon explains the NYPRR was an experimental subway system built in 1870. Ray takes a reading and states it is off the top of the scale.
    • In the movie, this is all omitted.
  • On page 34, Ray gives an extended description of the River of Slime calling it 'a seething bubbling psychic cess, interlocking tubes of plasm, crackling with negative GEVs, lowing and moving.' He takes a sample with the Slime Scooper but a grotesque arm with long skeletal fingers reaches up out of the slime for him. Ray jerks his legs up. More arms surface. Ray asks to be hauled back up.
    • In the movie, Ray only explains it's a river of slime. He asks to come back up after the police return and slime tentacles reach at his legs.
  • On page 35, Ray is hauled up but they stop after the First Cop returns with a Con Edison Supervisor and talks to Peter. They don't fall for his phone lines story and Peter suggests a gas leak.
  • On page 36, Ray kicks a conduit and it falls on a transmission line, causing a blackout. Ray utters a "sorry" in the darkness.
    • In the movie, Ray's "sorry" is omitted.
  • On page 37, Janosz checks on Dana and asks her if she needs anything and wants him to come in. She tells him 'No, everything's fine' than after she locks her door, Dana stands there staring into candlelight, alone and afraid. Jansoz walks off with lights projected form his eyes.
    • In the movie, Dana tells Janosz "No, thank you." Dana staring into candlelight is omitted.
  • On page 38, Ray calls The Judge an open minded guy. Egon notes his nickname is "The Hammer." Louis informs them they're making a big mistake because he got his law degree at night school. Peter talks to Dana.
    • In the movie, the open minded guy line is spoken by Winston. The Judge is named Stephen Wexler.
  • On page 39, Peter asks Dana to visit him at Sing Sing if he's granted conjugal rights and compares himself to a cat and El Gato. Jack Hardemeyer greets The Prosecutor with "How are you doing hon'?" before asking her to put them away fast. After the Prosecutor notes it won't be hard, Jack tells her the Mayor (and future Governor) won't forget it.
    • In the movie, Jack's "How are you doing hon'?" line is omitted. The El Gato scene became a deleted scene.
  • On page 40, Louis realizes the whole city is against them and gets nauseous. Egon hands him a waste basket.
    • In the movie, Peter retorts to Jack they'll never take them alive.
  • On page 40, Ray whispers his guess the river of slime is 10,000 gallons. Egon speculates it is ebbing and flowing from some tidal source.
    • In the movie, Ray vehemently objects to the Con Ed Supervisor's speculation. Ray later guessed the river was 25,000 gallons when he was in the station in the previous scene.
  • On page 41, Louis rephrases himself after the Prosecutor's objection. He notes Peter coached a basketball team for underprivileged children. Peter adds they were city champs. The Prosecutor counters that is irrelevant and immaterial.
    • In the movie, Louis only asks her to take it easy because they're both lawyers. The rest is omitted.
  • On page 43, Peter apologizes about the hole in First Avenue joke and says he couldn't resist the set up. He later notes his fingers were crossed when he was sworn in, then goes into how there are things in the world beyond understanding.
    • In the movie, Peter solemnly apologizes only and does not talk about crossing his fingers.
  • On page 44, Judge Wexler asks Louis if he has any final arguments. Louis approaches the bench and asks him for some of his water.
    • In the movie, Louis's water request is omitted.
  • On page 45, for his closing argument, Louis tells his story about being stuck in an elevator during the blackout. Egon tells Louis he was concise and to the point. The Judge tells him that was the worst presentation of a case then rules them all guilty. He tells them he had the Scoleri Brothers electrocuted at Ossining in '48. Peter speculates they want to appeal.
    • In the movie, the elevator story is Louis's opening argument and Egon tells him it was short but pointless. The Judge doesn't evaluate Louis's performance and only tells them he gave the Scoleri Brothers the chair. Egon suggests he tell them he doesn't believe in ghosts.
  • On page 46, the Scoleri Brothers blast the defense table with finger lightning then punch through the jury box in search of the Judge. He rescinds the restraining order and dismisses the case. The Ghostbusters jump over the rail and dash across to the exhibit table.
    • In the movie, the Scoleri Brothers toss the defense table. The Judge, Ghostbusters, and Louis run to one of the doors near the judge's chair.
  • On page 47, they put on their Proton Packs while the ghosts tear up chairs in search of the Judge. Ray tells everyone to switch to full neutronas. Peter asks the ghosts to pick on someone their own size.
    • In the movie, the ghosts are absent when the Ghostbusters put on their Proton Packs then the chairs in the gallery are thrown around. No setting on the Particle Thrower is spoken. Egon gets the Trap.
  • On page 48, Ray traps the ghosts. Peter declares, "Occupado." Egon tells the Prosecutor she made a brilliant summation as she is tended to by the bailiff and county clerk. They pose for photographs inside the wrecked courtroom.
    • In the movie, Egon traps the ghosts. Peter aims at the Trap and barks at it. Egon doesn't talk to the Prosecutor. She is seen in the end credits being tended to by a paramedic. They pose after they step out of the courtroom.
  • On page 49, Peter states they are back in business. The Firehouse's old logo comes crashing to the ground then the new one is put up. Peter goes into the Firehouse. Janine sets up her desk with family photos and a Garfield doll. Janine tells Louis her Social Security number is 129-45-8986. Louis tells her his is 322-36-7366. Janine notes according to numerology, he is a person with a great appetite for life and has a deeply passionate nature.
    • In the movie, Ray exclaims, "We're back!" The new logo is already installed. This rest of the scene is omitted. In the August 5, 1988 draft, Winston's Social Security number was 322-36-7366 and Louis's was 450-27-2149.
  • On page 50, Peter asks Louis about the bank loan. Louis reports the bank hung up on him. The other come downstairs in ridiculously overdone and over-decorated with military berets, topping off the whole ensemble. Peter sees their unhappy looks. Peter bluffs they look incredible. Winston thinks they look like the Bronxville High School Marching Band. Peter claims it is all part of a new plan-higher visibility, lower overhead, deeper market penetration, and bigger profits.
    • In the movie, it is omitted.
  • On page 51 to 52, Peter tells them out his Ghostbusters Gift Boutique idea-tee-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, visors, beach towels, mugs, calendars, stationary, balloons, stickers, Frisbees, paperweights, souvenirs, tote bags, party supplies, motor oil, toys, video games, then thinks of breakfast cereal. He then thinks of getting cheap junk from Taiwan or Korea and slapping the logo on it. Egon interjects that their primary concern should be the continued integrity of the biosphere. Peter claims that's what he said. Ray states they don't have time for it and votes they stick to the old coveralls. Peter relents but asks them to still think about the boutique.
    • In the movie, it is omitted. When Peter hugs the Animated Toaster, he thinks it would make a great Christmas boutique item.
  • On page 52 to 53, the full commercial is shown.
    • In the movie, only part of the commercial is shown. Louis coming out the door and meeting Slimer are two separate scenes.
  • On page 54, Rudy is reading a National Enquirer featuring "Ghostbusters Save Judge."
    • In the movie, Rudy is reading a Star magazine featuring "Ghostbusters Save Judge" and "Team of Venkman Stantz & Spengler in heroic deed." The museum scene is moved to after the montage.
  • On page 55, Dana tells Peter she's restoring an original Ver Meer worth $10 million. Peter jokes should knock off early and let him chase her around in the park. Peter suggests $45 paintings from Art World.
    • In the movie, Dana is restoring a Gauguin. Peter doesn't talk about cheap art or the case.
  • On page 56, Peter tells Dana they think the river of slime might be connected to her carriage moving on its own. He is introduced to Janosz. Peter jokes hes not trying to unload all his Picassos.
    • In the movie, it is omitted.
  • On page 57, Janosz says the Vigo painting is for the new Byzantine exhibition and it is a self-portrait, boasting he was a skilled painter. Peter jokes it's not something you'd want to hang in the rec room and reckons it needs a fluffy little white kitten in the corner. Janosz grabs his arm. Peter advises him to make an exception. Dana looks at him with disapproval.
    • In the movie, Janosz says it is for a new Romantic exhibition. Peter jokes Vigo has Carpathian kitten loss. The rest is omitted.
  • On page 58, Peter teases her she has a crush on Janosz. Dana calls him a very sick man. Peter's beeper goes off. Ecto-2 leaves.
    • In the movie, Ecto-2 is Ecto-1a.
  • On page 59, Ray sits on a bench across from Peter in Central Park. After the trapping, Peter notes the Jogger Ghost ran his last lap in under six minutes. Ray thinks he could have been an Olympic prospect. The Ghostbusters emerge from a jewelry store wearing Santa hats. They pull up to the World Trade Center.
    • In the movie, Ray is standing nearby. After the ghost is trapped, Peter waves "Bye bye." The World Trade Center scene is omitted.
  • On page 60 to 63, the Ghostbusters go to C.J. Whittaker and enter the office of Ed Petrosius, a super successful, very tightly wound and highly charged bond salesman with pyrogenesis.
    • In the movie, this case is omitted.
  • On page 63 to 64, a case takes place in a Steuben Glass Store. Ray and Peter talk to the manager while Egon and Winston set up an array. Ray tells the manager the case is a straight polarity reversal and some kind of P.K.E. storm had blown through and affected the silicon molecules in the glass. After the crystals crash on the floor, Ray asks the manager if he will pay by cash or check.
    • In the movie, the Orrefors case takes place on East 57th Street. The only part of the case seen is the crystals crashing to the floor.
  • On page 65, Peter and Winston go into the living quarters and are exhausted. Ray tells Peter and Winston they have something to show. Peter asks if it's that thing he can do with his nostrils then if they're going to eat the slime.
    • In the movie, it opens with everyone gathered at the table already. Peter asks if they need a spoon.
  • On page 66, only Ray yells at the Psychomagnotheric Slime. Ray and Egon sing "Cumbaya" to the slime. Egon plays the guitar.
    • In the movie, both Egon and Ray yell at the slime. The rest is omitted.
  • On page 67, Ray likens it to giving someone a live hand grenade. After Winston realizes it feeds on bad vibes, Ray confirms it would be like a goat on garbage.
    • In the movie, Peter and Egon's lines are omitted and Ray likens it to a cop in a doughnut factory.
  • On page 68, Vigo turns his head and watches Dana go back to her workbench. She turns suddenly and catches a movement. She leaves the studio.
    • In the movie, the bit of Dana being paranoid walking back to her workbench is at the start of the scene. The scene ends with Dana and Peter watching Janosz talk to the Vigo painting then looking at each other.
  • On page 68, Dana brings Oscar to the bathroom. She is wearing a robe over her nightgown. She turns on the tap water and doesn't notice it switch to slime. She turns off the faucet without looking in the tub and squirts in bubble bath. As she lowers Oscar, the tub starts to close around him like a big mouth.
    • In the movie, she has on a shirt and sweat pants. She sees the slime upon turning around and runs away with Oscar.
  • On page 69, the tub convulses and vomits buckets of slime.
    • In the movie, the tub attempts to follow but cannon.
  • On page 69, Dana and Peter have a longer talk at his front door after the Slime in Bathtub Attack. Dana then tells him about how she caught Vigo looking at her.
    • In the movie, the talk is shorter and Peter lets her right in. Vigo isn't discussed.
  • On page 70, Peter presents the Joe Namath shirt then Peter calls up the Firehouse and talks on the phone without Ray's lines being revealed.
    • In the movie, Peter calls up the Firehouse and the conversation from Ray's side is shown. After the call, Peter presents the Namath shirt.
  • On page 71, Peter goes over and tries to clean up his dirty kitchen, realizes there is no food in the refrigerator, she has to wash dishes if she needs one, and the drawer is full of menus. He shows her the shower is tricky because both knobs are marked "Hot." He notes the sofa is a butt biter.
    • In the movie, Peter's tour is omitted.
  • On page 73, Ray notes Vigo is also a bad monkey and he dabbled in all the Black Arts. Peter's Butch line isn't present.
    • In the movie, Ray goes straight to the prophecy story.
  • On page 74, Egon notes the story was a rough translation from Moldavian. Rudy the Museum Guard tells the Ghostbusters that Janosz said not to let them in anymore. Ray tells him the museum has an Ecto-paritic subfusionary flux in the building. Rudy is scared and follows his instructions to take over.
    • In the movie, Egon doesn't note the translation. The Rudy part is deleted but some of it is used in the end credits.
  • On page 75, Ray uses the Giga Meter.
    • In the movie, Egon uses the Giga Meter.
  • On page 76, Peter talks to Vigo but gets no response so he takes photographs. Winston's "That's one ugly dude" line jolts Ray out of his trance.
    • In the movie, Janosz offers no excuse. Peter doesn't talk and immediately goes to taking photographs. Winston's "That's one ugly dude" is moved up to prompt Peter to take photographs. Winston simply tells Ray 'hey' and 'you coming down' to snap him out of the trance.
  • On page 77, Egon shares the P.K.E. Levels were max plus and the Giga Meter showed all read. Peter tells them to keep digging on Vigo and Janosz.
    • In the movie, this is omitted.
  • On page 77 to 80, Ray is possessed and drives recklessly and angrily. Winston clocks him and stomps the brake. They skid into a tree but are uninjured. Ray comes to and is shocked.
    • This becomes a deleted scene but some shots are used in the first montage of the movie.
  • On page 80, Ray takes the tupperware of slime out of the microwave and he and Egon awkwardly react to Peter's question about them sleeping with it.
    • In the movie, this scene comes right after Ray yells at the slime.
  • On page 81, the toaster is animated with slime and "Higher and Higher" and Peter wants to sell it. Egon notes they are investigating practical applications and thinks it could be a useful tool against certain types of manifestations. Ray reveals they have a prototype for a pressure-forced, neutronically metered, fully portable delivery system and sums it up as a "slime-blower." Peter sarcastically asks him to keep it under 150 pounds. Peter then pranks them about the toaster bit him.
    • In the movie, this scene comes right after Ray yells at the slime. The toaster test goes right into Peter's elation and prank.
  • On page 82, Peter sees Dana in the shower. She is tastefully blurred through the transparent vinyl curtain. He checks on the sleeping Oscar then bumps into Dana.
    • In the movie, Dana is already done taking a shower and the both go see Oscar after they talk about what Ray and Egon found in her apartment and going on a date.
  • On page 83, Peter opens a closet and looks for a good suit.
    • In the movie, this is omitted.
  • On page 84, Louis pretends to be a Ghostbuster but Janine surprises him and he almost blasts her. He notes he celebrates New Years on March 1st to avoid the crowds and big rush.
    • This later changes with the addition of Slimer into a deleted scene.
  • On page 85, Louis asks her if she's ever been to Tad's and recalls a steak, bakes potato, roll, and salad with choice of dressing all for $5.29.
    • In the movie, Louis just asks her out.
  • On page 86 to 87, the Ghostbusters knock on Peter's front door then invite him to the sewer investigation. Egon thinks there could be a roach surge because animals and lower life forms often anticipate major disasters.
    • In the movie, the Ghostbusters pull up and talk to Peter outside the building. The reason for the surge is omitted. This becomes an alternate scene.
  • On page 87, they pass by Janine and Louis in the hall. Peter jokes they were helping change a diaper.
    • In the movie, this is omitted.
  • On page 88, Janine survey's Peter's apartment and asks him if he really lives there. Peter is okay with Louis joining and tells him he doesn't want to come home and find them humping on his couch.
    • In the movie, this is omitted.
  • On page 88, Peter and Dana step out of a cab at Armand's Restaurant, on the Upper West Side. Peter bribes the Maître D' for the best table.
    • In the movie, this is omitted. The location is not revealed.
  • On page 89, Ray measures the river of slime. They realize the river is rising over the edge of the platform.
    • In the movie, Winston measures the river and gets pulled in.
  • On page 90, Egon and Winston try to pull off the sounding line. Ray gets it off but Winston doesn't let go in time and he is pulled into the river.
    • In the movie, Winston measures the river and gets pulled in.
  • On page 91, Dana's resolution is to stop getting involved with men who aren't good for her.
    • In the movie, no resolutions are discussed.
  • On page 91, Peter leans in to kiss Dana but she thinks she should call Janine. Peter promises she has a special way with children. They kiss. Janine watches TV while Louis paces around with a crying Oscar and a bottle of milk.
    • In the movie, they kiss after the jingle line. Janine has lines.
  • On page 92, Louis tells a slightly longer version of his take on the Seven Dwarfs ending on them not filing state and federal income taxes which he admits he's not saying is right but they could've gotten into a lot of trouble. He realizes Oscar is asleep and elects to finish his story later. He doesn't talk about his mom, hamster, nor suggests any video games.
    • In the movie, Louis tells a shorter version and Janine is more flirtatious.
  • On page 92, the River of Slime terminates at the end of the NYPRR into a swirling pool. Winston pulls himself out then he reaches in for Ray. They fish Egon out. Then they come out of a manhole.
    • In the movie, the end of the river is omitted and starts with them coming out of the manhole.
  • On page 93, Egon joins the fight asking who wants it first.
    • In the movie, Egon isn't in the quarrel.
  • On page 94, Peter tells them Armand's it really kind of a coat and tie place.
    • In the movie, the line is omitted.
  • On page 95, Dana suggests they talk someplace else but the police arrive and tells the Ghostbusters they are out of uniform. Ray realizes they look ridiculous.
    • In the movie, the police have no lines in Armand's nor do they arrest the Ghostbusters.
  • On page 96, the police are hesitant to take them to Gracie Mansion because there is a big official dinner going on. The cop recognizes Peter from The World of The Psychic and tells him it's one of his two favorite shows. He tells him not to tell him the other. He asks the cop to call the Mayor and tell him the city is in danger otherwise they'll be going to the New York Times.
    • In the movie, there is no conversation with the police. The threat of going to the press comes after the meeting with the Mayor in Gracie Mansion.
  • On page 97, Peter jokes there's tons of bad caviar, Iranian terrorists, one in every five eggs is poisoned one and they know which ones, and they have to get there before the canapes. The cop frowns. Peter tells him to just make the call. Ecto-2 drives to Gracie Mansion. The Ghostbusters are given police raincoats to wear. The Mayor is already in his study and grumbles he has 200 of the heaviest campaign contributors in the city eating a bad roast chicken waiting for him to give the speech of his life. Winston suggests they tell him about the Animated Toaster. No newspaper headlines are pitched. They start thinking about the Times or the Post.
    • In the movie, only the police car is seen driving to Gracie. Egon, Ray, and Winston are still in their long underwear. The Mayor walks into the study to meet with them. He doesn't note his contributors.
  • On page 97, the Ghostbusters are in a padded cell in Bellevue Hospital talking to a psychiatrist. Louis returns to Peter's apartment to inform her he found the guys.
  • On page 98-99, Vigo's speech is a little longer and he mentions he watched for centuries and waited for the time when the tide of men's sins would well to bring him forth again. There is a scene of the Ghostbusters in Bellevue lounge area and Ray predicts "Shitstorm 2000" is about to begin. Winston wonders if the predictions about the world ending in the 90s was true.
    • In the movie, Vigo does not mention his waiting and watching. The lounge scene is omitted.
  • On page 100, a drain pipe drips Psychomagnotheric slime into the Hudson River near the Cunard Line docks. In the Central Park Zoo, a zookeeper hoses a concrete floor and slime starts coming out the hose. A public fountain at 59th and 5th spouts slime.
    • In the movie, the scenes are omitted.
  • On page 101, the Woman with Fur Coat thinks they should have stayed in Palm Beach. She is bit by her coat. The doorman yanks the coat off. The zookeeper sees a pterodactyl. It screams at him and flies off. The Midtown Central Police Precinct is swamped with calls.
    • In the movie, the woman throws the mink coat off. The Zoo is omitted.
  • On page 102, a cop gets a call about dead people in a cemetery asking for directions. A sergeant gets a call from the Dock Supervisor and his assistant at Pier 34. They stare at the Titanic.
    • In the movie, the cemetery call is omitted.
  • On page 103, Dana is half-watching a game show on TV when she feels a gust. She finds the crib empty and climbs out onto the ledge after Oscar only for Janosz in his ghost nanny form to appear and kidnap him.
    • In the movie, Dana is watching The Lady from Shanghai movie with Janine and Louis.
  • On page 104, the woman with the fur coat is admitted to Bellevue. The zookeeper, Dock Supervisor and his assistant are already admitted.
    • In the movie, this is omitted.
  • On page 105, a patient in the room tells them his Labrador Retriever told him the world ends in 1997. Peter thinks Labradors are habitual liars. Egon points out the year 2000 is fiction based on a completely arbitrary calendar and people's willingness to believe predictions is what gives them power.
    • In the movie, this is omitted.
  • On page 106, Egon lays out Vigo's plan to inhabit a living human and Dana's psychic vulnerability to hostile entities was passed onto her baby. He thinks Janosz is the human link between Vigo and Dana. A patient claims he saw Hitler hanging around the Port Authority.
    • In the movie, while Louis is briefing the Ghostbusters as they leave Parkview, Ray lays it out that Vigo needs a living human to inhabit. The rest is omitted.
  • On page 107 to 108, Louis waits in the Bellevue lobby for the Ghostbusters. Louis tells Peter he had a tough time getting them released. Peter is shocked it was hard convincing them they're not crazy. Louis admits he just convinced them they're not dangerous. Louis then goes on about filling Ecto-2 with Super Unleaded for a better performance and they can either reimburse him or he can take it out of petty cash. They drive off. Louis says he'll meet them there.
    • In the movie, they walk briskly through a back hall of Parkview.
  • On page 109, Peter says he hates Jello. The Fire Captain tells the Ghostbsuters the crews have been trying to cut the slime shell for three hours. They're told the Titanic arrived. Peter jokes better late than never. Egon tells everyone to go to full neutronas, maser assist.
    • In the movie, Winston says he hates Jello. The Fire Captain up to the dime sized hole part becomes a deleted scene. The better late than never line is said earlier in the movie by the Dock Supervisor at Pier 34. Ray tells everyone to go full netronas.
  • On page 110, the Ghostbusters ask everyone to sing Cumbaya. They only open a dime-sized hole.
    • In the movie, Cumbaya is not sung and it goes straight to the Ghostbusters realizing they can use the Statue of Liberty.
  • On page 111, the Mayor and Jack Hardemeyer arrive outside the museum.
    • In the movie, the Mayor and Hardemeyer aren't present.
  • On page 112, the Mayor learns people are trapped inside. Hardemeyer wants to call news stations for the PR. Ray tells them they have to act by midnight or city gets sucked into the tenth level of hell. The Fire Captain muses he could get into the museum if he had a nuclear warhead.
    • In the movie, the Mayor and Hardemeyer aren't present. The tenth level of hell line is spoken by the Mayor earlier before he fires Hardemeyer at City Hall. This also becomes an alternate scene.
  • On page 113, Hardemeyer pounds the slime shell to prove his point but he gets sucked in. The Mayor takes that in then asks the Ghostbusters what they need. They confer in a diner.
  • On page 114-115, Peter equates everything to people acting like jerks. Egon compares Vigo to Nero and Caligula in Rome and Hitler in Nazi Germany. Ray mentions Stalin and the French Reign of Terror. Winston mentions Pol Pot and Idi Amin. Peter mentions Cardinal Richelieu and George Steinbrenner. The Mayor asks if they want him to go on TV and tell 8 million people to be nice to each other. Peter tells him the only need one thing.
    • In the movie, the Mayor's line takes place in the Gracie Mansion meeting. The rest is omitted.
  • On page 115, Egon tells Peter there is 300 tons of iron and steel under the Statue of Liberty's toga.
    • In the movie, the line is omitted.
  • On page 116, Ray hopes they have enough slime. Oscar hovers in mid-air in front of the Vigo painting while it weeps onto Janosz's brush which he then uses to paint mystical symbols on Oscar.
    • In the movie, Winston hopes it works. Oscar only hovers earlier when Dana tried to leave the museum with him. The rest is omitted.
  • On page 117, Dana tries to take Oscar but an unseen force pushes her back into her chair.
    • In the movie, she is shoved across the floor.
  • On page 118, the Statue of Liberty's head suddenly lurches forward. Winston admits he never visited the Statue.
    • In the movie, the torch violently coming ablaze signals the Statue was animated. The rest becomes part of a deleted scene.
  • On page 119, at the South St. Seaport, celebrants line up at the riverfront pointing and gawking at the Statue of Liberty. Winston admits he can't swim. Egon states they would survive approximately 15 minutes in that freezing cold water. Ray thinks they should keep to the middle of the channel, they're okay to 59th, and they should take First Avenue to 79th. Peter disagrees and tells him there will be bridge traffic so they should take 72nd straight up to Fifth. Peter brings up he used to drive a cab.
    • In the movie, this is omitted.
  • On page 120, Janosz references Gainsborough's Blue Boy after Dana objects to Janosz saying Vigo will rule the world.
    • In the movie, Janosz's Gainsborough's Blue Boy line is moved to the end of the movie when the Ghostbusters arrive to save the world. Times Square is filled with people.
  • On page 121, after Janosz prefers marriage, Dana tells him she'd rather not think about it.
    • In the movie, Dana replies she can learn to love him.
  • On page 122, Ray muses there aren't Reeboks in the Statue's size.
    • In the movie, Egon muses there aren't Nikes in her size.
  • On page 123, the Statue goes up Broadway and turns on Fifth Avenue. After stepping on a car, Peter says the Statue is new in town. Vigo starts to emerge from the canvas and states, "Soon my life begins."
    • In the movie, the lines and scene are omitted.
  • On page 124, Oscar starts to glow. After Janosz steps in front of the painting, Egon tells him to feel free to try something stupid.
    • In the movie, the scene and line is omitted.
  • On page 125, Vigo is half out the painting. Ray tells him the "Vigi Vigi, you've been a bad monkey." Vigo grabs Ray. Winston hoses them both with slime.
    • In the movie, Peter has the Vigi line. Ray is possessed by Vigo until he's slimed.
  • 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, Oscar has no symbols painted on him. 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. 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 de la Francesca . Louis arrives earlier and blasts at the slime shell. Hardemeyer is later seen in the crowd singing along. The part about Louis suggesting they hang out on Monday becomes a deleted scene. The rest is omitted.
  • On page 129, the Mayor relents. Egon states they don't accept checks.
    • In the movie, the scene is omitted.
  • On page 129-130, the Liberty Island epilogue happens in full. They realize the torch is in the wrong hand.
    • In the movie, some of the epilogue is seen in the credits. The rest is a deleted scene.
  • On page 131, Slimer flies out of the Statue of Liberty's torch to the screen.
    • In the movie, this is omitted.

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