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Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)

Video  -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  9 September 1997 (USA)
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Casper tells the story of how he became such a good-natured ghost.

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Casper tells the story of how he became such a good-natured ghost.

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Trivia

Ben Stein & Rodney Dangerfield were the only actors who have previously appeared in the original Casper movie. See more »

Goofs

When the ghostly trio were speaking out the word "bulldozer" when they were referring to the construction vehicle. They were wrong, its not a bulldozer it was in fact a front loader. See more »

Quotes

Casper: Look! Elvis' ghost!
[escapes]
Stretch: Huh? Where's the King?
Stinky: Where?
Fatso: Oh, come on, guys. Everyone knows Elvis is still alive.
Stretch: Find him!
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Follows Casper (1995) See more »

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Music and Lyrics by Denniz Pop (as Denniz PoP) and Max Martin
Published by Zomba Enterprises Inc./Creative Service (adm. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.)
Performed by Backstreet Boys
Courtesy of Zomba Recording Corporation
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Just plain awful
19 March 2001 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

I have to admit, that I did like Casper. But I hated this movie. I think it premiered on FOX Family or something. It's going back to before the first Casper. This is the most horrible remake I have ever seen. It seems like one of those made for FOX Family movies. The little kid playing Chris Carson is a horrible actor. He practically screams out his lines and sounds like he is reading from cue cards the whole time. Steve Guttenburg, who's career can be summed up as dead alive, was extremely mediocre in this movie. But hey, if Hollywood bigshots won't take you, you can at least display you 'talent' on movies like this, that are corny enough to feed all of the starving people in China. The redeeming character was Lori Loughlan, who was the only person on 'Full House' that I could stand. But she couldn't save this movie. The most insulting part in the movie is when the little ugly girl from 'Big Bad Beetle Borgs' (ewww) jumps into Chris's arms in fear, and Chris says "Casper, I like the effect you on on people!". CORNY! I hated the way the ghosts looked...and how the exceeded the normal amount of obnoxiousness. Don't watch this movie. Avoid it at all costs. It's nothing special. Score: 1 out of 10.


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