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Casper (1995)

A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.

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Spencer Vrooman ...
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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)
Joe Nipote ...
Stretch (voice)
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Stinkie (voice)
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Storyline

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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He's ready for ghoul and unusual punishment! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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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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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$100,328,194

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$287,928,194
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Trivia

Casper's last name is McFadden. This is made clear in the newspaper headline on the floor when Christina Ricci's character reads about Casper's father in the old clippings. See more »

Goofs

When Carrigan and Dibs flee from Whipstaff during the storm, what appear to be the long sleeves of a red jacket are clearly visible draped over a large concrete flower pot to the right of the front door. Carrigan and Dibs drive away, and right after their SUV exits the frame, we see that the red jacket is gone. We can also see that this was a single shot without a cut, meaning that somebody had to be on the porch, out of sight, and able to remove the jacket in the two seconds it took the SUV to pass in front of the flower pot. See more »

Quotes

[Dr Harvey has died and come back as a ghost]
Dr. Harvey: I'm free! I've never felt so great in my life; I can fly-eee!
[He crashes into the floor]
Fatso: Rookie.
Stretch: Stinkie, work with him.
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Crazy Credits

Early during the end credits, Stretch (doing his Little Richard imitation) bursts through the credits, singing. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Jailhouse Rock (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Same Song
Written by Shock-G (as Gregory Jacobs), Ron Brooks, and Tupac Shakur
(Theme from The Black Hole written by George Clinton, Jim Vitti, J.S. Theracon, and Bootsy Collins (as William Earl 'Boots' Collins))
Performed by Digital Underground
Courtesy of Warner Bros./Tommy Boy Records
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Great Movie With Various Perspectives
14 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

After reading the comments, I see most people enjoy this movie with a few picking it over nothing (e.g. not an accurate portrait of ghost?). I first saw the movie in my preteen. It was a fun & 'cute' movie, highly entertaining with the trio & treasure hunting & stuff.

As I grew older & revisit this movie, I see more 'layers' of the movie other than a 'kiddie ghost story'. Dr. Harvey (Bill Pullman, excellent as usual) is having a hard time dealing with the death of his wife, & Kat (Ricci, a great break from the cool-headed Wednesday Adams) is having a hard time adjusting her father's constant move as well as grieving her mother on her own. Then, there is Casper grieving his own death as well as his father's death. And then there is Carrigan's mourning her father... not leaving her all the riches. Then there is Casper's heroic act (go see the movie, it's one of the most touching moment), Dr. Harvey's reunion, etc. etc.

From a child's point of view, it's pure entertainment. From an art lover's point of view, you have to awe at the special effect & sets. From an audience seeking emotional outlet, well, bring in an extra box of kleenex. It's a very touching, warm-hearted, humorous, sweet little movie about a friendly ghost named Casper.

Just a side note, it is quite interesting to watch Addams' Family & Casper & Sleepy Hollow & see Christina Ricci grow from the eccentric Wednesday Addams to a regular teenager Kat Harvey to a beautiful young lady Katrina Van Tessel.


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