Three misfit professors are booted out of their cushy jobs at New York’s Columbia University where they studied the supernatural. Despite their relative lack of funding, they start a ghost extermination enterprise called Ghostbusters, where they set out to trap and remove pesky ghost spirits, haunts and poltergeists for money. The Ghostbusters obtain a former fire station as a base and begin advertising on local television. At first, their clients are few and far between and the Ghostbusters have to depend on their individual talents to keep the business alive: Dr. Egon Spengler is a scientific genius, Dr. Raymond "Ray" Stantz is an expert on paranormal history and metallurgy, and Dr. Peter Venkman has charm and business savvy, although he is in some ways a fraud. But after some initial scepticism, business starts booming. As the Ghostbusters wise-crack their way through New York City, they stumble upon a downtown skyscraper which becomes the focal point of spirit activity linked to the ancient Sumerian God, Gozer the Gozerian. The spike in paranormal events means the Ghostbusters are headed towards a climactic confrontation which may be more than the entire team can handle. The Ghostbusters are called on to save the Big Apple and face Gozer themselves. GHOSTBUSTERS hit US screens in June of 1984 and went on to become one of the most successful comedy films of all time, generating a sequel and a popular animated series.