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Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)

Casper tells the story of how he became such a good-natured ghost.

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Tim Carson
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Sheila Fistergraff
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Mayor Johnny Hunt
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Bill Case
Brendon Ryan Barrett ...
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Principal Rabie
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Jennifer
Steven Hartman ...
Brock Lee
Logan Robbins ...
Danny
D'Juan Watts ...
Leon
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Grocer
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Foreman Dave
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Librarian
Rodger Halston ...
Stan
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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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Rated PG for language, crude humor and threatening situations | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tim Carson says "Chris, I'm on a diet" in this film. Steve Guttenberg's character Mahoney says the same line in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) only that the name "Chris" wasn't mentioned. 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 »

Quotes

Casper: Look! Elvis' ghost!
[escapes]
Stretch: Huh? Where's the King?
Stinky: Where?
Fatso: Hey, stupid! Everyone knows Elvis is still alive.
Stretch: Find him!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

I'm Not Alone
Music and Lyrics by Ellen Ten Damme and Ron Kenan
Published by Eifoata Music/Kukunia Music/Harvey Famous Music/Harveytoons Music
Produced by Ron Kenan and Ian Christian Nickus
Performed by Ellen Ten Damme
Ellen Ten Damme appearance courtesy of Mercury Records (Holland BV)
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25 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The 1995 movie is my favourite movie of all time, with great voice-overs and touching performances and a good plot. This was the first Casper flick made by Power Ranger creators Saban, and can't you tell. It's dire. There's no continuity with the first film, many, many character errors, terrible acting, ridiculous plot and the story was awful. Awful. And to make it even worse they came out with two more tripe sequels after this one. Oh woe. Bring back the animated series (based on the '95 movie), that was better than the three shabby sequels put together, and then some!

Please, please, don't waste your money on this. I wouldn't even buy it for a very young child. Even they can tell that this is just a sad rip-off, riding on the first films success.


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