A Tribute to Harold Ramis

February 24, 2014

A Tribute to Harold Ramis, from our programmer in Dallas, Adam Conway.


Beloved actor, director, writer and producer Harold Ramis died today due to complications related to auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis which he’d battled for years.

When the first movie he helped co-write was National Lampoon’s ANIMAL HOUSE, you knew Ramis was destined for greatness, especially in the field of comedy. He went on to find his true partner and collaborator in Bill Murray when he wrote the film MEATBALLS in which Murray starred. Harold Ramis made his directorial debut with CADDYSHACK which starred the likes of Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and of course Bill Murray.

He would go on to write and co-star with Murray in 1982’s STRIPES, then their biggest collaboration and one of the greatest films of the 1980s, GHOSTBUSTERS. It was a massive success that led to a sequel, several animated TV shows, and ongoing rumblings of a 3rd film. Ramis and Murray’s last collaboration together was GROUNDHOG DAY in 1993. It was another major success for Ramis and Murray and showed that whenever they did work together something magical would happen.

After a falling out their careers diverged, with Ramis directing the comedies MULTIPLICTY and ANAYLZE THAT, among others, and Bill Murray starring in Sophia Coppola’s LOST IN TRANSLATION and going on to become a muse for Wes Anderson.

Harold Ramis will definitely be missed and his legacy will live on in the films he has done especially those that he did with Bill Murray. In March for Angelika After Hours, we are highlighting the work of Bill Murray, now it will also be in remembrance of Harold Ramis.


Angelika After Hours: March Line-up:

Friday & Saturday nights at Angelika Dallas and Angelika at Mosaic – tickets and more info at www.AngelikaFilmCenter.com

  • 3/7 & 3/8 – STRIPES (1981)
  • 3/14 & 3/15 – GROUNDHOG DAY (1993)
  • 3/21 & 3/22 – LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003)
  • 3/28 & 3/29 – CADDYSHACK (1980)