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

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Casper II: Ghost Central Station  »

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Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
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Some good talent is badly wasted.
16 June 2002 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

"Casper" scares most of the cast away while trying to save a house from being demolished. Look fast for "Starship Trooper" star Casper Van Dien as an applauding bystander. Take note: Van Dien also appears in the other video "Casper Meets Wendy" when he passes Wendy's aunts at a party.

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