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Casper (1995)

 -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  26 May 1995 (USA)
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A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by 3 mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.

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Mr. Rugg
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Mr. Rogers (archive footage) (as Mr. Rogers)
Terry Murphy ...
Herself ('Hard Copy')
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Ernestine Mercer ...
Harvey Patient Being Interviewed
Doug Bruckner ...
Reporter (voice) (as Douglas J.O. Bruckner)
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Stinkie (voice)
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Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the rickety mansion to seek her claim, she is frightened away by a wicked wave of ghosts. Determined to get her hands on this hidden fortune, she hires afterlife therapist Dr. James Harvey to exorcise the ghosts from the mansion. Harvey and his daughter Kat move in, and soon Kat meets Casper, the ghost of a young boy who's "the friendliest ghost you know." But not so friendly are Casper's uncles--Stretch, Fatso and Stinkie--who are determined to drive all "fleshies" away. Ultimately, it is up to Harvey and Kat to help the ghosts cross over to the other side. Written by Joshua Davis <xtnb64a@prodigy.com>

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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26 May 1995 (USA)  »

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Casper, to fantasmataki  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£14,445,093 (UK) (15 September 1995)
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Trivia

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Casper: There's a girl... on my bed. YES!
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Courtesy of Warner Bros./Tommy Boy Records
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so beautiful
14 April 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I've owned this movie for 7 years now, but I was having a "kid" moment last night and after I watched SNL I put this on. Wow, it all came back to me how much I loved this movie.

Casper himself is played as a lot little boy, very real and unsure of himself at the age of 12. He falls in love with Kat in such an innocent way that it's touching. And when he says as she falls asleep, "Can I keep you?" I start to cry. His speech about his death would make a great short acting monolouge.

Kat is a smartass and highly intelligent, showing Christina Ricci as the funny, witty, and all-around cool actress she is. Her portrayal of Kat is reminisent of a similar movie that came earlier...Winona Rider as Lydia in "Beetlejuice" without the fascination with death.

Of course, Bill Pullman is great in whatever he does, but here you just wanna wrap the poor guy up in a hug. And his dynamic with the FANTASTIC Ghostly Trio pretty much makes most of the movie sparkle.

What could've been a sappy ending is done with such magic. A 17-year-old Devon Sawa in one of his first roles walks down the stairs and extends his hand to Kat with such perfect love and tenderness. And I cheer when the FINALLY kiss. He looks like such an angel.

All around, a great movie. Funny, romantic, the perfect blend of sappyness and sentimentality that MAKES for a tear-jerker ending. Great job!


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