• Casper (1995)


Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: September 23rd, 2003

PG |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Casper (voiced by Malachi Pearson) is a kind young ghost who peacefully haunts a mansion in Maine. When specialist James Harvey (Bill Pullman) arrives to communicate with Casper and his fellow spirits, he brings along his teenage daughter, Kat (Christina Ricci). Casper quickly falls in love with Kat, but their budding relationship is complicated not only by his transparent state, but also by his troublemaking apparition uncles and their mischievous antics.

Cast: Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, Malachi Pearson, Joe Nipote, Joe Alaskey, Brad Garrett

Director: Brad Silberling

Genres: Fantasy , Children

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

Keywords: Growing up , Lighthearted , Friendship , Daughter , Amusing , Love , 1990s , Father ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Ricci makes all this far more palatable than it should be. She is surely helped by the dismal level shared by most allegedly more adult afterlife fantasies. The kids will enjoy the high-spirited antics, but Casper ultimately is another reason to wish Hollywood would declare a moratorium on ghost writing. [26 May 1995, p.03]

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Like The Flintstones and The Addams Family, Casper is an attempt to bring cartoons to life while incorporating them with real actors and sets. As a technical achievement, it's impressive, and entertaining. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    The film is an epic treatment of a childhood curio. It's also the kind of elaborate movie stunt you can't imagine someone really pulling off. [26 May 1995, p.C]

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