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Casper

  • Comedy
  • Family
  • 1995
  • Brad Silberling
  • 95 mins
  • PG

Summary

Supernatural comedy fantasy starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty and Eric Idle. A wicked heiress hires Dr Harvey, a specialist on ghosts, to rid the haunted house she has inherited of its unwanted inhabitants. But Casper, the nice nephew of nasty ghosts Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso, strikes up a friendship with the doctor's daughter.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

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. 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.

Credits

Cast

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Kat HarveyChristina Ricci
Dr James HarveyBill Pullman
Carrigan CrittendenCathy Moriarty
DibsEric Idle
CasperMalachi Pearson
StretchJoe Nipote
StinkieJoe Alaskey
FatsoBrad Garrett
VicGarette Ratliff Henson
AmberJessica Wesson
AmeliaAmy Brenneman
NickyChauncey Leopardi
AndreasSpencer Vrooman
RuggBen Stein
Father Guido SarducciDon Novello
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
Mel GibsonMel Gibson

Crew

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DirectorBrad Silberling

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Released on
1995-07-28
Languages
English
Guidance
Maybe edited for violence and language.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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