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Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)

PG  |  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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Rated PG for language, crude humor and threatening situations | See all certifications »

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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

(at arouns 47 mins) The school principal opens the library door and the boy with the fire extinguisher on his back hits him. They are crashing against the lockers, and the extinguisher's foam spreads lightly. Minutes later, the foam is now onto the door, and the lockers are clean. See more »

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Followed by Casper's Scare School (2006) See more »

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Delicious
Music and Lyrics by Blake/Ashew/Fitzpatrick
Published by Island Music Ltd.
Performed by Shampoo
Courtesy of IRS Records
Under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Awful
12 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really like the 1995 original movie, it was cute and charming and worked really well as a family film. Casper and Wendy was mediocre and forgettable, but this movie was just a waste of time. The only half-decent things about it were the way the ghosts looked and the costume and set design. The other effects look cheap and the rushed editing doesn't give them any favours. The story is a mess, not only is it paced unevenly and thin, but like re-writing Casper's history it is so contradictory, while the script is deplorable severely lacking in genuine humour and heart, the slapstick is tedious and tired and other than Casper there are no likable characters. The acting is pretty much rubbish from almost all involved, with the ghostly uncle trio are more annoying than funny, in fact only Casper walks away with any dignity. All in all, awful and a waste of time. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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