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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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When Casper failed to show up at the Ghost Central Station, he instead finds himself in the world of the living where he befriends a young boy name Chris Carson, a 10 year old, who loves ghosts and the supernatural and has a workaholic father: Tim Carson who spends little time with his son as he attempts to tear down an old mansion to update the town. Casper also meets with the Ghostly Trio where they along with Chris are willing to help Casper become a better ghost. Meanwhile, a monstrous ghoul: Kibosh, who is head of the Ghost Central, discovers of Casper's absence, sent out his assistant: Snivel to find Casper and bring him back at once.

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Trivia

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

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Quotes

Casper: Look! Elvis' ghost!
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References Mission: Impossible (1996) See more »

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Kandy Pop
Music and Lyrics by Amanda MacKinnon (as MacKinnon)/John Clark (as Clark)/Steve Clark (as Clark)
Published by Polygram Int'l Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Bis (as BIS)
Courtesy of Grand Royal Records/Chemikal Underground
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A waste of time
20 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw CASPER: A SPIRITED BEGINNING on the Fox Family channel almost a year and a half ago. I saw it a couple more times on the Fox Family channel during the past year, but not because I liked it. I watched it because there was nothing else to watch. Although I should have turned off the television and done something active, I didn't because I'm a lazy boy. Anyway, CASPER: A SPIRITED BEGINNING is truly a bad movie. It is one of those corny direct-to-video family movies about growing up. It's about a science-fiction nerd named Chris who is always getting into fights with his father. One day, Chris meets Casper and they form a friendship. If that sounds entertaining to you then you will probably love CASPER: A SPIRITED BEGINNING. For me, this was a waste of time. The dialogue was cheap, the acting was awful, and it is absolutely nowhere near as good as the 1995 CASPER movie starring Bill Pullman. Instead of watching the sequel, watch the original.


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