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Based on the popular cartoon character, this family-oriented "ghost story" is about a not-so-scary spirit who bonds with a little girl (Christina Ricci). The eternally irritable Ms. Carrigan (Cathy Moriarty) discovers that the only thing she's been left in her recently departed father's will is a rickety old house in New England. Naturally, the woman is furious about this, until her "close personal friend" and assistant, Dibbs (Eric Idle of Monty Python fame), discovers a secret message that a treasure may be concealed somewhere in the house. The two take off for Maine, only to learn that the house is haunted by Casper "the friendly ghost" and his three ghostly uncles Stinky, Stretch, and Fatso. After futilely recruiting an exorcist (Don Novello, more or less reviving his Father Guido Sarducci character from Saturday Night Live) and a "professional ghost exterminator" (Dan Aykroyd), she brings in a "ghost psychiatrist" (Bill Pullman) and his daughter Kat (Ricci). Innocently attracted to the young girl, Casper befriends Kat as they try to save the ghosts' home from the evil Carrigan. Eye-popping special effects highlight this magical story that touches (albeit lightly) on the theme of what lies at the heart of human desires. Clint Eastwood, Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Gibson and The Crypt Keeper (of Tales from the Crypt) all make cameos as apparitions in the mirror Bill Pullman looks into in the house. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

  • Release date:May 26, 1995


Christina Ricci
as Kat Harvey
Bill Pullman
as Dr. Harvey
Cathy Moriarty
as Carrigan Crittenden
Eric Idle
as Dibs
Malachi Pearson
as Casper
Joe Nipote
as Stretch
Ernestine Mercer
as Woman Being Interviewed
Jessica Wesson
as Amber
Spencer Vrooman
as Andreas
J.J. Anderson
as Student
Chauncey Leopardi
as Nicky
Garette Ratliff Henson
as Vic
Don Novello
as Father Guido Sarducci
Devon Sawa
as Casper in Person
Amy Brenneman
as Amelia Harvey
Mike Simmrin
as Phantom
Wesley Thompson
as Mr Curtis
Ben Stein
as Rugg
Dan Aykroyd
as Doctor Raymond Stantz (uncredited)
Clint Eastwood
as Himself (uncredited)
Mel Gibson
as Himself (uncredited)
Joe Alaskey
as Stinkie
Rodney Dangerfield
as Himself (uncredited)
Brad Garrett
as Fatso
John Kassir
as Crypt Keeper


Brad Silberling
Gerald R. Molen
Sheri Stoner
Deanna Oliver
Dean Cundey
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Featured Music
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
James Horner
Michael Kahn
Leslie Dilley
Production Designer
Ed Verreaux
Art Director
Daniel Maltese
Art Director
Steve Waterman
Jeff Franklin
Paul Deason
Associate Producer
Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer
Jerry Molen
Executive Producer
Rosanna Norton
Costume Designer
Michael Lantieri
Special Effects
Steven E. Andrews
First Assistant Director
Dennis Muren
Phil Nibbelink
Raymond Stella
Camera Operator
Seth Arnett
Gary Hymes
Nancy Nayor
Christina Smith
Ray Colcord
Additional Music