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Casper (1995)

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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

Writers:

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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Taglines:

Who's afraid of ghosts? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casper 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dan Aykroyd: As Dr. Raymond Stantz (from Ghostbusters (1984)) who runs out of the house frantically and says, "Who you gonna call? Someone else!" See more »

Goofs

Casper says that his favorite baseball player is Duke Snider. Casper lived in the late 19th century, and it is assumed that his father died in the 1910s. Duke were born in 1926 and debuted on 1947. There's no way Casper buried the glove and baseball for his pirate games with his dad. See more »

Quotes

Carrigan Crittenden: DIBS! Get this thing cooking, you flaccid little worm you!
Dibs: Ah, Carrigan! How kind of you to drop in!
[Carrigan laughs]
Dibs: You know, if there's one thing I've learned from you, it's "always kick 'em when they're down." And baby, you're six feet under. Oh, what a shame!
[grabs vial and prepares to break it]
Dibs: Sorry, sweetheart, we're through!
Carrigan Crittenden: I am not gonna forget this, you ungrateful, lousy little worm you!
Dibs: [chuckles sarcastically] You can haunt me all you want, but it's gonna be in a great big ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Stretch pops through the closing credits, singing the ending song. See more »

Connections

References The Flintstones (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Same Song
Written by Shock-G (as Gregory Jacobs), Ron Brooks, and Tupac Shakur
(Theme from The Black Hole written by George Clinton, Jim Vitti, J.S. Theracon, and Bootsy Collins (as William Earl 'Boots' Collins))
Performed by Digital Underground
Courtesy of Warner Bros./Tommy Boy Records
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You don't have to see it to believe that this film is just "OK"...
2 September 2003 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Nice "family" film about ghosts (real quality family entertainment) who live in an old mansion. One of them, Casper, is not a bad ghost, and he embraces Kat (Christina Ricci) and her father (Bill Pullman) when they move into the house. Good special effects, interesting adaptation of the Harvey comic, and good cast (including a cameo from a Ghostbuster himself), but this film really just remains OK because it fails to come above the material. Followed by very unnecessary sequels.

3/5 stars -

John Ulmer


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