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Casper Meets Wendy (1998)

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Casper, a ghost, teams up with Wendy, a witch, against an evil warlock.

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Sean McNamara

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Jymn Magon (screenplay), Jymn Magon (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cathy Moriarty ... Geri
Shelley Duvall ... Gabby
Teri Garr ... Fanny
George Hamilton ... Desmond Spellman
Hilary Duff ... Wendy
Richard Moll ... Jules
Vincent Schiavelli ... Vincent
Blake Foster ... Josh Jackson
Rodger Halston ... Larry Tullby
Michael McDonald ... Spike-Stretch (as Michael James McDonald)
Travis McKenna Travis McKenna ... Phil-Fatso
Patrick Richwood ... Vinne-Stinky
Alan Thicke ... Baseball Announcer
Casper Van Dien ... Crewcut Hunk
Billy Burnette Billy Burnette ... Chef
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Storyline

Living under the care of his uncles: The Ghostly Trio, Casper has been letting them push him around and making his afterlife miserable by having him do chores for them while they are scaring "fleshes" for their amusement. While taking a vacation, Casper meets with a good little witch girl named Wendy, whom she and her bewitching aunts are on the run from an evil warlock: Desmond Spellman who attempts on destroying her after discovering that she will be a greater witch than him. Like Casper, Wendy is a kind witch who also has her relatives mistreating her. The two become good friends as they discover that ghosts and witches are each other's worst enemies, so they come up with a plan to make their elders pair up to one another. Once Desmond comes into town, he determines to destroy Wendy at once. It is now up to Casper as he must get the courage to convince his uncles to help him to save his friend and her aunts from the villainous warlock.

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A Bewitching New Live-Action Movie!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild scary scenes, some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1998 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo (Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Both Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997) and This Film were before the Events to Casper (1995). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Wendy and her aunts are sitting on the small stairs and Desmond is asking them questions in the hotel room, he changes place all the time. Now, when he's standing at the stairs and talking to them, he changes place again, after one of the aunts has said: "That's none of his business." He then stands behind them. While saying "No matter,", looks at them with only his head turned. In the next shot, his whole body is turned at them. While saying: "You'll soon be out of my hair," the shot changes and he's looking at them with only his head turned again. See more »

Quotes

Wendy: Mornings would be better if they happened in the afternoon.
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References A Hard Day's Night (1964) See more »

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All To Myself
Performed by Kathy Fisher
Produced by Ron Wasserman
Written by Haim Saban (as Kussa Mahchi), Shuki Levy, Ron Kenan, Kathy Fisher & Ron Wasserman
Published by Salamat/Habub Music
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I can't believe I viewed the whole thing!~
13 February 2004 | by Herbert_West_ReanimatorSee all my reviews

This is the kind of schlock film you either love or hate. Actually, you can't even hate it, as it's so thin that theres not even enough of a plot to hate. The plot was thrown together, the cast was thrown together, but the quality is thrown-out altogether. As has been stated before, the only thing this film has going for it is that it's Hillary Duff's debut, like One Million Years B.C, was Raquel Welch's debut. Both actresses must be equally embarrased over their debut flicks. Unfortunately, unlike "One Million Years BC," "Wendy Meets Caspar" is just simply bad, as in forgettably poor. Boring. Transparent and far too thin to generate any interest or comment about the actual cast or plot at all. Face it, its just bad, but not nearly bad enough to become a classic for its lack of quality.

Think of it as a extended episode of the old "ABC Afternoon Special" and "ABC Weekend Special" childrens programmes that sporadically aired a decade or so ago. The film might be useful to keep the kids out of your hair for awhile, but don't expect any entertainment.


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