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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 <xtnb64a@prodigy.com>

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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:

Каспер  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)


$100,328,194 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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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

The globe in the opening Universal logo transforms into a full moon. See more »


Followed by Casper's Haunted Christmas (2000) See more »


Hard Copy Ball Logo
Written by Edd Kalehoff
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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User Reviews

Seeing it is BOOlieving it!
10 April 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Who says there are no such things as ghosts? Not if there is the ghostly inhabitants of Whipstaff Manor in Friendship, Maine! This desolate mansion is then, in the words of one of the members of the Ghostly Trio of Whipstaff, 'intruded' by Kat Harvey (Christina Ricci) and her eccentric father Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman), a ghost therapist. Carrigan Crittenden (Cathy Moriarty) had hired Dr. Harvey to exorcise the ghosts, including Casper the friendly ghost and his three obnoxious uncles, Stretch, Fatso and Stinkie, aspiring to gain Whipstaff's 'buried gold'.

Intertwining humour, all-time fun and a modern Cinderella story, 'Casper' promises to please as a movie which is compelling, hilarious, captivating, heart-warming, witty and above all, truly 'fleshtastic'.

'Casper' is recommended for any audience, regardless of age. At the time I am submitting this review I am currently 17, turning 18, but 'Casper' still manages to appear endearing and ultimately special. The magic of Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci as well as that of director Brad Silberling, executive producer Steven Spielberg, and other producers weaves between each and every scene to eventually lift us off our feet. Above all, I LOVE THIS MOVIE! Casper is my all time favourite character. Truly fantastic. You won't BOOlieve it until you see it.

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