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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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Andreas
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 ...
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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Casper, to fantasmataki  »

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

When Dr. Harvey and Kat are under the breakfast table, watching the three ghosts, the green screen is reflected in Dr. Harvey's glasses. See more »

Quotes

Stretch: [the door knocks three times slowly] That was fast. I... I believe it's for you, Doc.
[supernatural music plays as light starts to shine in the room. Dr. Harvey starts to answer it but looks back]
Stinkie: [with Stretch] Go.
[Dr. Harvey continues his way to the door. The music intensifies. When he opens the door, light shines in his face and he stares in awe]
Dr. Harvey: Amelia?
[the light and music fade as Fatso reveals himself in a red dress and makeup. He notices Dr. Harvey]
Fatso: MY MAN!
[he pulls him in for a kiss]
Fatso: ...
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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

Referenced in Come Dine with Me Canada: Elaine Dandy: Block 5 (2013) 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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For adults too!
1 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Being 'middle-aged', I suppose I was not the target audience for this movie, but I love it very much anyway. Kiddies aside, this movie is hysterical, well-acted, and touching too. The effects are great and, to be honest, I can't find a lot to critcize here, which for me is all I can ask of a movie.


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