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Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)

Casper tells the story of how he became such a good-natured ghost.

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Tim Carson
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Mayor Johnny Hunt
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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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Rated PG for language, crude humor and threatening situations | See all certifications »

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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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Connections

Followed by Casper's Haunted Christmas (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Not Alone
Music and Lyrics by Ellen Ten Damme and Ron Kenan
Published by Eifoata Music/Kukunia Music/Harvey Famous Music/Harveytoons Music
Produced by Ron Kenan and Ian Christian Nickus
Performed by Ellen Ten Damme
Ellen Ten Damme appearance courtesy of Mercury Records (Holland BV)
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Awful
12 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

I really like the 1995 original movie, it was cute and charming and worked really well as a family film. Casper and Wendy was mediocre and forgettable, but this movie was just a waste of time. The only half-decent things about it were the way the ghosts looked and the costume and set design. The other effects look cheap and the rushed editing doesn't give them any favours. The story is a mess, not only is it paced unevenly and thin, but like re-writing Casper's history it is so contradictory, while the script is deplorable severely lacking in genuine humour and heart, the slapstick is tedious and tired and other than Casper there are no likable characters. The acting is pretty much rubbish from almost all involved, with the ghostly uncle trio are more annoying than funny, in fact only Casper walks away with any dignity. All in all, awful and a waste of time. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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