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Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)

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Casper tells the story of how he became such a good-natured ghost.

Director:

Sean McNamara

Writers:

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 ... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, crude humor and threatening situations | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Classic Media | Fox Home Video

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Casper Van Dien makes a cameo as a bystander. 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

Casper: Look! Elvis' ghost!
[escapes]
Stretch: Huh? Where's the King?
Stinky: Where?
Fatso: Hey, stupid! Everyone knows Elvis is still alive.
Stretch: Find him!
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Connections

Follows Casper (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Sensation
Music and Lyrics by John McLaughlin and Gordon Gouide
Published by Longitude Music Co. o/b/o Windswept Pacific Ltd./Chrysalis Music
Performed by 911
courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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A bad sequel to a good movie
24 January 1999 | by MovieFan983See all my reviews

This wasn't very good at all. It had corny acting and dorky dialogue. The special effects and the ghosts were the best part. 3 out of 10.


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