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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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Stan
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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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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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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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Followed by Casper's Scare School (2009) See more »

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No One Lives Forever
Music and Lyrics by Danny Elfman
Published by Little Maestro Music
Performed by Oingo Boingo
Courtesy of MCA Records
By arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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Garbage!
21 November 2005 | by (Garden Grove, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie is just plain horrible! It may have been a good idea to make a new live-action Casper movie in the mid 1990's being based on a famous animated character, which wasn't too bad, but to make more of them? That's just an overkill there! Why do I think this movie is horrible? Well, to start things off, the opening credits are extremely nauseating. When I start up a movie and see something like that, I automatically want to shut it off! This isn't really considered a sequel to "Casper", but more of a prequel. It basically tells the story of how Casper's afterlife began. Overall, the movie has terrible acting and poorly done CG effects. Avoid this movie at all costs!


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