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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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Storyline

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 »

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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Fatso: Ooh Gribbit.
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Connections

Followed by Casper's Haunted Christmas (2000) See more »

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Big Bomb Bomb
Music and Lyrics by Whitey Don/W. Johnson/C.Browne
Published by EMI Blackwood Music, Inc., o/b/o EMI Music Publishing Ltd./EMI Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd./Ja-Can Music
Performed by Whitey Don
Courtesy of Zomba Recording Corporation
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What a load of rubbish!
3 November 2002 | by (liverpool) – See all my reviews

Considering this was made AFTER the original Casper, the effects are a lot worse. The acting is diabolical and the story is terrible. The only thing that is any good in this film is James Earl Jones' voice. I do understand that this is SUPPOSED to be a kids movie but for very little kids it might be a little scary and for very big kids, they'll have a field day ripping into this movie. Enough said I think.


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