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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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Mr. Rugg
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Mr. Rogers (archive footage) (as Mr. Rogers)
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Herself ('Hard Copy')
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Harvey Patient Being Interviewed
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Reporter (voice) (as Douglas J.O. Bruckner)
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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)

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$100,328,194 (USA)
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Bill Pullman and Devon Sawa appeared together many years later in the film The Guilty (2000) See more »

Goofs

It is clear that the ignition must be turned upwards to remove the resurrection liquid, as shown by Dibs when he stole it. But when Carrigan is turned into a ghost and he refuses to make her live again, he pushes the liquid out of the ignition with it turned downwards. That gesture should have caused the opening of the bottle or the destruction of the ignition. The bottle does not open, but the ignition sparks. That shows it is broken. How they brought Dr. Harvey back to life if the ignition is broken? 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 »

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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Casper The Friendly Ghost
Written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston
Performed by Little Richard
Produced by Richie Zito and Little Richard
Arranged by Richie Zito
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An all-time family favorite that's very touching!
20 October 2004 | by (Maineville, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Ever since i was six years of age, I've enjoyed this movie. It makes me laugh, cry, and excited! i am disappointed that so many people don't like this movie. it is an all-time favorite of mine. It is sad yes, but it has comic relief from the three uncles that try to be humanlike, Casper, the friendly ghost that knows what it is like to be lonely, for instance me, and same with Kat. I am very touched with this film, for it makes me think about me, lonely and depressed, but it has a positive ending which I really adored! i also liked the amazing effects, that were famous at its, time. Of course now, effects from movies are like The Matrix films and LOTR, but i mainly like this film, because it tocuhes my heart in a both sad and sometimes happy, knowing, someone else is out there for you, even if you are a bit...dead. 10/10


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