The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
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
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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 »
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 »
DIBS! Get this thing cooking, you flaccid little worm you!
Ah, Carrigan! How kind of you to drop in!
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]
Sorry, sweetheart, we're through!
I am not gonna forget this, you ungrateful, lousy little worm you!
You can haunt me all you want, but it's gonna be in a great big ...
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Stretch pops through the closing credits, singing the ending song. See more »
You don't have to see it to believe that this film is just "OK"...
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 -
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