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Little Ghost (1997)

While on location in a spooky Romanian villa with his Hollywood big-shot mom and her dorky boyfriend, twelve-year-old Kevin befriends a Renaissance-era girl ghost who helps him cause unrest on the set.

Director:

Linda Shayne

Writers:

Timothy Michaels, Jamie McLaughlin (as James W. McLaughlin)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kristina Wayborn ... Christine
Jim Fitzpatrick ... Tony (as James Fitzpatrick)
Sally Kirkland ... Mother Ghost
Laura Bruneau Laura Bruneau ... Joanne
Luc Leestemaker Luc Leestemaker ... Pavel
Jameson Baltes Jameson Baltes ... Kevin
Trishalee Hardy ... Sofia
Rudy Rosenfeld ... Butler
Donald MacKenzie Donald MacKenzie ... Baron
Claudia Soare Claudia Soare ... Journalist
Florin Chiriac Florin Chiriac ... Photographer
Bogdan Voda Bogdan Voda ... Worker - Rulop
Theodor Danetti Theodor Danetti ... Worker - Federov
Razvan Popa Razvan Popa ... Worker - Kashka
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The successful and wealthy TV actress Christine moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Romania with her son Kevin, her fiance Tony and her assistant Joanne to buy an old castle and construct a SPA following Tony's advice. Kevin does not like Tony and misses his friends that were left behind, but befriends the castle administrator Pavel. Soon Kevin encounters the ghost Sofia, who takes care of the castle that belonged to her family, and they become best friends. They discover that Tony has a love affair with Joanne and they are spending the money of Christine. Further, Sofia is getting weaker and weaker with the destruction of the castle. Now their only hope is to summon Sofia's mother to help her daughter to save the castle, but the spell is not working. Will Sofia vanish and the castle be totally destructed? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She may be little, but her feats are big! See more »

Genres:

Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Country:

Romania | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das kleine Schloßgespenst See more »

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Budget:

$1,289,525 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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During the balloon popping scene, the same balloons were popped over and over again. See more »

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Funny Entertainment for Children (and Adults)
1 August 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The successful and wealthy TV actress Christine (Kristina Wayborn) moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Romania with her son Kevin (Jameson Baltes), her fiancé Tony (James Fitzpatrick) and her assistant Joanne (Laura Bruneau) to buy an old castle and construct a SPA following Tony's advice. Kevin does not like Tony and misses his friends that were left behind, but befriends the castle administrator Pavel (Luc Leestemaker). Soon Kevin encounters the ghost Sofia (Trishalee Hardy), who takes care of the castle that belonged to her family, and they become best friends. They discover that Tony has a love affair with Joanne and they are spending the money of Christine. Further, Sofia is getting weaker and weaker with the destruction of the castle. Now their only hope is to summon Sofia's mother (Sally Kirkland) to help her daughter to save the castle, but the spell is not working. Will Sofia vanish and the castle be totally destructed?

"Little Ghost" is a family entertainment very funny for children (and adults). The story of friendship is predictable but sweet and Jameson Baltes and Trishalee Hardy show a great chemistry and seem to have good-time. The ham villain James Fitzpatrick is silly but also hilarious. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Fantasma de Estimação" ("Pet Ghost")


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