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Casper (1995)

PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Spencer Vrooman ...
Malachi Pearson ...
Mr. Rugg
Mr. Rogers (archive footage) (as Mr. Rogers)
Terry Murphy ...
Herself ('Hard Copy')
Ernestine Mercer ...
Harvey Patient Being Interviewed
Doug Bruckner ...
Reporter (voice) (as Douglas J.O. Bruckner)
Stretch (voice)
Stinkie (voice)


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casper, to fantasmataki  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)


$100,328,194 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


A scene was filmed with Zelda Rubinstein shooting out of a chimney and shouting "Go toward the light!", reprising her role from Poltergeist (1982), but it was cut. See more »


When Kat and Casper discover the articles about his father's Lazarus machine, the first article says "Pneumonia Claims Life of 11 Yr. Old Boy." Later on, Amelia says Casper is 12 years old. See more »


[last lines]
Kat: [after everyone has left] Not bad for my first party, huh?
Casper: [friendly] Couldn't have been better.
Dr. Harvey: It ain't over get. BOYS!
[the Ghostly Trio appears and start playing Casper's song]
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Crazy Credits

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


References The Flintstones (1994) See more »


Jailhouse Rock
Written by Elvis Presley
Performed by Bill Pullman
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User Reviews

An outstanding technical achievement, and so much more!
29 January 2004 | by (Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Casper is a beautifully made movie. It has great humor, excellent cast, an enchanting music score, spectacular special effects and a very touching story. This movie is a perfect family movie and certainly not targeted only for children.

Look out for some very amusing cameos (including Clint Eastwood and Mel Gibson).

Full marks on this one!

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