Casper Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Casper the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
3.66666666666667 4.0 from 3 reviews

World's friendliest ghost appears on the big screen with outstanding visual trickery (from Industrial Light and Magic) and a lively, if hokey, story. Evilish Carrigan Crittenden (Moriarty) inherits ghost-infested Whipstaff Manor and hires scatterbrained "ghost therapist" Dr. Harvey (Pullman) to get rid of its unwanted occupants. His daughter Kat (Ricci) is soon the object of Casper's friendly attention while the good doc must contend with Casper's mischievous uncles--Stinkie, Fatso, and Stretch. Exec producer Spielberg shows his influence with numerous topical gags and screen references that help amuse the adults while the ghosts work their magic on the kiddies. Silberling's directorial debut; based on the comic-book and TV cartoon character created more than 30 years ago.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 95 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Ghosts, Ghouls, & Goblins, Adapted from a Cartoon, Inheritance, Creepy Houses, Dads, Childhood Visions, Adapted from Comics, Top Grossing Films of 1995, Halloween, Single Parents
Screenplay
Sherri Stoner, Deanna Oliver
Cast
Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, Amy Brenneman, Ben Stein
Cinematography
Dean Cundey
Director
Brad Silberling
Music
James Horner
Other
Don Novello, Rodney Dangerfield, Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Dan Aykroyd, Malachi Pearson, Joe Nipote, Joe Alaskey, Brad Garrett
Producer
Colin Wilson, Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Jeffrey A. Montgomery, Amblin Entertainment, Harvey Entertainment Company, Universal Pictures

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