An afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits.

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Brad Silberling

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Joseph Oriolo (characters), Sherri Stoner | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chauncey Leopardi ... Nicky
Spencer Vrooman Spencer Vrooman ... Andreas
Malachi Pearson ... Casper (voice)
Cathy Moriarty ... Carrigan
Eric Idle ... Dibs
Ben Stein ... Rugg
Don Novello ... Father Guido Sarducci
Fred Rogers ... Mr. Rogers (archive footage) (as Mr. Rogers)
Terry Murphy Terry Murphy ... Terry Murphy ('Hard Copy')
Bill Pullman ... Dr. Harvey
Christina Ricci ... Kat
Ernestine Mercer Ernestine Mercer ... Woman Being Interviewed
Doug Bruckner Doug Bruckner ... Reporter (voice) (as Douglas J.O. Bruckner)
Joe Nipote ... Stretch (voice)
Joe Alaskey ... Stinkie (voice)
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Storyline

Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden (Cathy Moriarty) is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the rickety mansion to seek her claim, she is frightened away by a wicked wave of ghosts. Determined to get her hands on this hidden fortune, she hires afterlife therapist Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) to exorcise the ghosts from the mansion. Harvey and his daughter Kat (Christina Ricci) move in, and soon Kat meets Casper (Malachi Pearson), the ghost of a young boy who's "the friendliest ghost you know". But not so friendly are Casper's uncles,- Stretch (Joe Nipote), Fatso (Brad Garrett), and Stinkie (Joe Alaskey) - who are determined to drive all "fleshies" away. Ultimately, it is up to James and Kat to help the ghosts cross over to the other side. Written by Joshua Davis <xtnb64a@prodigy.com>

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The haunt is on See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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When Carrigan and Dibbs goes down to the lab through the up-and-at'em machine, they ride on the chair but the chair was already down in the lab by the desk. See more »

Quotes

Casper: How about a paper? New York Times? The Journal? Hong Kong Press?
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As the film ends, the main characters are dancing along to the theme song. See more »

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Features Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) See more »

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That's Life
Written by Kelly Gordon and Dean Kay
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Nice change...refreshing
31 October 2004 | by sunbeam-4See all my reviews

After you get through the stresses of your day... your job, the hassles of daily life, all the stressers that are out there daily, it seems great to sit back and enjoy something that will take you out of that for a little while. If you watch the news and read the papers every day like I do, it gets to you after a while...the young soldiers being killed in Iraq, all the election BS that we are being bombarded with right now...all or most of the news is downright depressing. That creates an important place for a movie like this...one that can make your life a little less serious for a while. I've always been a Christina Ricci fan, going back to the Addams Family when she was only 11 years old. She was a great actress even at that young age. You could tell that she would go far as an actress. The personality was there...it set her apart from her peers. At the age of 15, she continues to do a great job in Casper...she is very believable.

Sometimes, in this troubled world where violence and negative things seem to be the norm, a nice little movie like this can go a long way toward making your day a little brighter. Some of my other "feel good" movies are Patch Adams, all the Superman movies, the Robocop series, and good old Babe. Thanks for reading this. Feel free to reply with an email.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casper See more »

Filming Locations:

Camden, Maine, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,840,385, 28 May 1995

Gross USA:

$100,328,194

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$287,928,194
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1.85 : 1
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