Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the rickety mansion to seek her claim, she is frightened away by a wicked wave of ghosts. Determined to get her hands on this hidden fortune, she hires afterlife therapist Dr. James Harvey to exorcise the ghosts from the mansion. Harvey and his daughter Kat move in, and soon Kat meets Casper, the ghost of a young boy who's "the friendliest ghost you know." But not so friendly are Casper's uncles--Stretch, Fatso and Stinkie--who are determined to drive all "fleshies" away.
|Release Date||:||May 26, 1995|
|Genres||:||Fantasy, Comedy, Family|
|Production Company||:||Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, The Harvey Entertainment Company|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Brad Silberling, Annette Haywood-Carter, Ana Maria Quintana|
|Writers||:||Sherri Stoner, Deanna Oliver|
|Casts||:||Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, Joe Nipote, Joe Alaskey, Brad Garrett, Garette Ratliff Henson, Jessica Wesson, Amy Brenneman, Malachi Pearson, Chauncey Leopardi, Spencer Vrooman, Ben Stein, Don Novello, Fred Rogers, Terry Murphy, Ernestine Mercer, Doug Bruckner, John Kassir, Wesley Thompson, Michael Dubrow, J.J. Anderson, Jess Harnell, Michael McCarty, Micah Winkelspecht, Mike Simmrin, Devon Sawa, Dan Aykroyd, Rodney Dangerfield, Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Elise Main, Tony Stef'Ano|
|Plot Keywords||:||halloween, friendship, supernatural, afterlife, friends, danger, ghost, disorder, young heroes, imaginary, supernatural ability, mischievous children|
Who says there are no such things as ghosts? Not if there is the ghostly inhabitants of Whipstaff Manor in Friendship, Maine! This desolate mansion is then, in the words of one of the members of the Ghostly Trio of Whipstaff, 'intruded' by Kat Harvey (Christina Ricci) and her eccentric father Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman), a ghost therapist. Carrigan Crittenden (Cathy Moriarty) had hired Dr. Harvey to exorcise the ghosts, including Casper the friendly ghost and his three obnoxious uncles, Stretch, Fatso and Stinkie, aspiring to gain Whipstaff's 'buried gold'.
Intertwining humour, all-time fun and a modern Cinderella story, 'Casper' promises to please as a movie which is compelling, hilarious, captivating, heart-warming, witty and above all, truly 'fleshtastic'.
'Casper' is recommended for any audience, regardless of age. At the time I am submitting this review I am currently 17, turning 18, but 'Casper' still manages to appear endearing and ultimately special. The magic of Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci as well as that of director Brad Silberling, executive producer Steven Spielberg, and other producers weaves between each and every scene to eventually lift us off our feet. Above all, I LOVE THIS MOVIE! Casper is my all time favourite character. Truly fantastic. You won't BOOlieve it until you see it.