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Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)

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Solve puzzles and activities at Ghost Central Station with Casper, the Ghostly Trio and Snivel.

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Sean McNamara

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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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

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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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Tim Carson says "Chris, I'm on a diet" in this film. Steve Guttenberg's character Mahoney says the same line in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) only that the name "Chris" wasn't mentioned. 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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Alternate Versions

In Region 1, the earlier DVD from 20th Century Fox is properly framed. The Classic Media DVD later released contains the sped-up 25 fps PAL video from a 24 fps film source. See more »

Connections

Followed by Casper Meets Wendy (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

You're In Trouble
Music and Lyrics by Ian Christian Nickus and Jeremy Sweet
Published by Eifoata Music/Harvey Famous Music
Produced by Ian Christian Nickus
Performed by C.T.F.G.
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What a load of rubbish!
3 November 2002 | by dsnw43253See all my reviews

Considering this was made AFTER the original Casper, the effects are a lot worse. The acting is diabolical and the story is terrible. The only thing that is any good in this film is James Earl Jones' voice. I do understand that this is SUPPOSED to be a kids movie but for very little kids it might be a little scary and for very big kids, they'll have a field day ripping into this movie. Enough said I think.


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