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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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Nicky
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Malachi Pearson ...
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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)
Joe Nipote ...
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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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ghost | mansion | casper | shotgun | priest | See more »

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The afterlife of the party 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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Casper  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

Mel Gibson:  One of the people Dr. Harvey turns into while possessed by The Ghostly Trio. See more »

Goofs

The Up and At 'Em Machine puts a bow tie loosely around Kat's neck. When she gets to the end of the ride, it's attached around her neck tightly. See more »

Quotes

Stinkie: [the Ghostly Trio along with Dr. Harvey are out partying, and Dr. Harvey is drunk, singing karaoke] Hey, this Dr. Harvey's got a lot of spirit, you know what I'm sayin'?
Stretch: Yeah, but he's got his whole miserable life ahead of him.
Fatso: So we could do him a favor, and put him out of his misery.
Stretch: Yeah. Hey, good idea. We've been The Ghostly Trio long enough. Time to make it a... quartet!
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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

Featured in The Universal Story (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Remember Me This Way
Written by David Foster and Linda Thompson
Porduced and arranged by David Foster
Performed by 'Jordan Hill'
Courtesy of 143 Records/The Atlantic Group
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Nice change...refreshing
31 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After you get through the stresses of your day... your job, the hassles of daily life, all the stressers that are out there daily, it seems great to sit back and enjoy something that will take you out of that for a little while. If you watch the news and read the papers every day like I do, it gets to you after a while...the young soldiers being killed in Iraq, all the election BS that we are being bombarded with right now...all or most of the news is downright depressing. That creates an important place for a movie like this...one that can make your life a little less serious for a while. I've always been a Christina Ricci fan, going back to the Addams Family when she was only 11 years old. She was a great actress even at that young age. You could tell that she would go far as an actress. The personality was there...it set her apart from her peers. At the age of 15, she continues to do a great job in Casper...she is very believable.

Sometimes, in this troubled world where violence and negative things seem to be the norm, a nice little movie like this can go a long way toward making your day a little brighter. Some of my other "feel good" movies are Patch Adams, all the Superman movies, the Robocop series, and good old Babe. Thanks for reading this. Feel free to reply with an email.


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