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In Ghostbusters the Deleted Scene: Ectomobile Rejects A Parking Ticket a New York policeman makes a nervous attempt to ticket the illegally parked Ecto-1 - which although unoccupied, keeps him under close surveillance. [1]

SummaryEdit

After Roger Grimsby's report, the Ghostbusters have a case during the day at Tudor City, an apartment complex located on the East Side of Manhattan. They pull up the Gothic apartment building and quickly run into the lobby. A policeman notices Ecto-1 is illegally parked and walks over. A set of double antennae on the roof are automatically activated and rotate to tilt toward the policeman. He tries to walk around Ecto-1 but the antennae follows him. He quickly writes a parking ticket and sticks it under the windshield wiper. As he withdraws his hand, the ticket heats up and bursts into flames. The policeman looks at the ashes and slowly backs away. Some time later, it's night. Ray Stantz is driving. The others are asleep. Everyone looks exhausted. [2]

TriviaEdit

  • The encounter between the policeman and Ecto-1 is the only scene in the final shooting script to suggest Ecto-1 had extranormal powers, a carryover from Dan Aykroyd's initial draft where the Ectomobile was equipped with an advanced dematerializing capability that allowed its operators, functioning somewhat outside the law, to readily elude police pursuit. Though the ticketing sequence was shot and cut into the film, it was ultimately removed because it slowed down the break neck place of the montage and Ivan Reitman felt it was asking too much for the audience to accept along with the concept having already been done on "The Blues Brothers." [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 94. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Paragraph reads: "In a scene deleted from the film, a New York policeman makes a nervous attempt to ticket the illegally parked Ectomobile -- which although unoccupied, keeps him under close surveillance."
  2. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 93-95. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0590336843.
  3. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 95. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Paragraph reads: "The encounter between the policeman and the Ectomobile is the only scene in the final shooting script which suggested that the vehicle itself had some extranormal powers -- a carryover from Dan Aykroyd's initial draft in which the Ectomobile was equipped with an advanced dematerializing capability that allowed its operators, functioning somewhat outside the law, to readily elude police pursuit. Though the ticketing sequence was shot and cut into the film, it was ultimately removed because it slowed down the breakneck pace of the montage"

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