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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 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 ... 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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Rated PG for language, crude humor and threatening situations | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Fox Home Video

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

A Beetleborg can be seen in Chris' room. Shannon Chandler starred in Big Bad Beetleborgs (1996). Both Saban Features. 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

Fatso: Ribbit.
Stretch: Bull...
Stinky: ...doze...
Fatso: ...er.
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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's Scare School (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Delicious
Music and Lyrics by Blake/Ashew/Fitzpatrick
Published by Island Music Ltd.
Performed by Shampoo
Courtesy of IRS Records
Under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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One of my favorite Halloween films!
22 October 2002 | by CmHowell99See all my reviews

I have this video at home and watch it around Halloween time. Anyway Tim and Mayor Johnny Hunt plan to tear down Applegate Mansion. This makes Tim's son Chris upset. And Chris's teacher Ms. Fistagraph leads a rally to save Applegate Mansion. Ms. Lyons Tim's assistant helps him find out that Chris's teacher is the one behind this rally to save Applegate Mansion. Foreman Dave is the guy that Tim hires at first to tear down Applegate Mansion but Dave and his crew quit due to the appearance by three ghosts so he hires Bill Case. Then Casper accidentaly missed Spook School. Chris befriends Casper and the Ghostly Trio ther'e names are: Stretch, Stinky, And Fatso. So Kibosh and his sidekick Snivel go on a quest to find Casper, Stretch, Stinky, And Fatso. Then there's Brock and his friends who are always picking on Chris then of course there's Principal Rabie the laughing stock of Chris's School.


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