Murray also lends his own comic genius through his delivery and facial gestures (especially with his classic cross-eyed, curled-lip look).
Together with a fun premise and above average special effects, GHOSTBUSTERS will never be a relic of the 80's and should always be a refreshingly humorous spook show.
It is a shame John Belushi was not around to play one of the 'Busters, for he was originally cast.
Murray rules the screen, mauling his geeky para-psychologist partners and hitting on a young blonde while conducting shock therapy experiments on her.
Aykroyd uses his standard machine gun delivery of obscure (or should I say made up) facts and anecdotes and Ramis is just enough for the ultra-dork 'Egon'.
They find out the building could resurrect the ancient Hittite god, Gozer, and bring an end to all of humanity. Bill Murray is one of the best wise guys in the business.
I was amazed to find out on the GHOSTBUSTERS 15th Anniversary DVD that Murray had little to do with the dialogue his classicly blase, fiercely cynical 'Dr. Credit Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis with "getting into Bill's mind" as Ramis puts it and presenting Murray with a gag-a-second character.
It has spanned these phases for me and still works wonderfully.