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Brad Silberling (1995)

PG Certificate
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Our Score
With comic books and cartoon series full of muscle-bound superheroes vying for big-screen superstardom, it's nice to see a gentler character making such an impact in his first film outing. Here, Casper the Friendly Ghost is doing his bit to make Whipstaff Manor a homelier place for lonely Christina Ricci to live, but it's his ghoulish uncles Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso who scare up all the fun in this enchanting family comedy. Although the movie is dominated by special effects, Cathy Moriarty's hissable villainy nearly steals the show. Once just won't be enough for most youngsters.


A paranormal expert moves into a haunted house where his daughter befriends the amiable ghost of a young boy - but things start to go awry when three smelly spooks and two dastardly crooks try to chase the new residents away. Family comedy, starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Eric Idle, Cathy Moriarty and featuring the voice of Malachi Pearson.

Cast & Crew

Kat Harvey Christina Ricci
Casper Malachi Pearson
Dr James Harvey Bill Pullman
Dibs Eric Idle
Carrigan Crittenden Cathy Moriarty
Father Guido Sarducci Don Novello
Amelia Amy Brenneman
Dr Raymond Stantz Dan Aykroyd
Director Brad Silberling
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: Edited for violence and language. Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy Childrens Drama

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