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Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)

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Solve puzzles and activities at Ghost Central Station with Casper, the Ghostly Trio and Snivel.

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Sean McNamara

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Joseph Oriolo (book), Seymour Reit (book) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Guttenberg ... Tim Carson
Lori Loughlin ... Sheila Fistergraff
Rodney Dangerfield ... Mayor Johnny Hunt
Michael McKean ... Bill Case
Brendon Ryan Barrett Brendon Ryan Barrett ... Chris Carson
Richard Moll ... Principal Rabie
Shannon Chandler ... Jennifer
Steven Hartman Steven Hartman ... Brock Lee
Logan Robbins Logan Robbins ... Danny
D'Juan Watts D'Juan Watts ... Leon
Sherman Hemsley ... Store Owner
Ben Stein ... Grocer
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Foreman Dave
Edie McClurg ... Librarian
Rodger Halston ... Stan
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casper II: Ghost Central Station See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A Beetleborg can be seen in Chris' room. Shannon Chandler starred in Big Bad Beetleborgs (1996). Both Saban Features. See more »

Goofs

When the ghostly trio were speaking out the word "bulldozer" when they were referring to the construction vehicle. They were wrong, its not a bulldozer it was in fact a front loader. See more »

Quotes

Kibosh: Once I grab that brat Capper, it's back to processing for all of you for some radical retraining.
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Alternate Versions

In Region 1, the earlier DVD from 20th Century Fox is properly framed. The Classic Media DVD later released contains the sped-up 25 fps PAL video from a 24 fps film source. See more »

Connections

References Mission: Impossible (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Worry Be Happy
Music and Lyrics by Bobby McFerrin
Published by ProbNoblem Music
Performed by Bobby McFerrin
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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1 July 2004 | by ADG-81See all my reviews

I loved the first movie, and I still do... I can't believe they ruined this sequel... there shouldn't have been any sequel in the first place anyway...

It's not just the boring story that annoys me, but the fact they changed the story. The first movie takes place after this movie, where they mention a lot of things from the past, but in this movie they just ignored the history lesson from the first movie, and completely rewrite Casper's history...

You remember in the first movie Casper used to live in the house? In this movie he only found this house my 'accident', without having ever lived there before...

I hate when they change important parts of the story in films... :shame:


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