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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And you thought your family was scary See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Bill Pullman plays Dr. James Harvey. James is Pullman's middle name in real life. See more »

Goofs

When Casper grabs Kat's arm and drags her toward the window out of the room, she leans back and gets dragged on her heels, thus pulling her arms stiff straight out in front of her. Before they're out of the room, he starts to lift her in the air but Casper is still in front of her and holding her arms stretched out in front of her. He should have been above her head and her arms stretched out above her. See more »

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Mr. Rugg: [reading Mr Crittenden's will] To the Save the Dolphins Foundation, $11million. To the Save The Pumas Foundation, $1.2million. To the Padigonian Wasps Foundation, $1.4million. To The Dyslexic Dalmatians Foundation...
Carrigan Crittenden: The hell with the livestock. What did the old stiff leave me?
Dibs: [clears throat] I believe that what the bereaved is trying to express is that the sudden death of her only father has left a great gaping void in her bank, in her life, and, er, Carrigan wonders what he has left her to fill ...
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As the film ends, the main characters are dancing along to the theme song. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Supernatural: Family Feud (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Jailhouse Rock
Written by Elvis Presley
[actually written by Jerry Leiber (uncredited) and Mike Stoller (uncredited)]
Performed by Bill Pullman
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For adults too!
1 November 1999 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

Being 'middle-aged', I suppose I was not the target audience for this movie, but I love it very much anyway. Kiddies aside, this movie is hysterical, well-acted, and touching too. The effects are great and, to be honest, I can't find a lot to critcize here, which for me is all I can ask of a movie.


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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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