Casper | 1995

Directed by: Brad Silberling

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Main Plot

An afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits.


  • Bill Pullman's character in Casper is a paranormal expert who moves into a haunted house with his daughter.
  • Christina Ricci plays Kat, a young girl who befriends Casper the friendly ghost and helps him find peace.
  • Cathy Moriarty's character, Carrigan Crittenden, plays the role of a greedy heiress who tries to uncover the secrets of the haunted mansion.


In the ending of Casper, after a series of adventures, Casper the friendly ghost sacrifices his chance to become human again in order to save his friend Kat's father. As a result, Casper's unfulfilled wish allows him to pass on peacefully, reuniting with his deceased loved ones. Meanwhile, Kat and her father move on, cherishing their memories of Casper. The movie ends on a bittersweet note, leaving a lasting impression of friendship, love, and the power of selflessness.

Brad Silberling