Oliver's Ghost

Oliver's Ghost

David S Cass Sr (2010)

120min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Patience, understanding and forgiveness are the simple yet valuable messages in this TV movie about an unhappy 11-year-old (Nicholas Stargel) who discovers his new suburban home is haunted by a previous owner (Martin Mull). Initially, the curmudgeonly spook wants to reclaim his house, resulting in family-friendly supernatural mischief and an overload of creepy music. But, of course, it's not long before boy and ghost have become pals, with the pair helping each other face personal truths and solve their emotional and physical problems. Though events are slight and full of inconsistencies, the film's overriding warmth and the nicely handled relationship between Stargel and Mull mean it's a pleasant watch. The gently manipulative ending is particularly sweet and moving, and there's a charming supporting performance from Rhea Perlman as the town's sage historian.

Summary

A boy with the ability to see ghosts moves to a new house, to find it is haunted by a bad-tempered phantom who does not take kindly to intruders in his home. The youngster tries to win him over and help him come to terms with the unresolved issues of his life. Fantasy, starring Nicholas Stargel, Martin Mull and Rhea Perlman.

Cast & Crew

Clive Rutledge Martin Mull
Eloise Rhea Perlman
Oliver McCaffrey Nicholas Stargel
Doug McCaffrey Cameron Daddo
Karen McCaffrey Bridget White
Jenny McCaffrey Daniela Bobadilla
Director David S Cass Sr
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColour
Drama Children's