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Casper Meets Wendy (1998)

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Casper, a ghost, teams up with Wendy, a witch, against an evil warlock.

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Sean McNamara

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Jymn Magon (screenplay), Jymn Magon (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cathy Moriarty ... Geri
Shelley Duvall ... Gabby
Teri Garr ... Fanny
George Hamilton ... Desmond Spellman
Hilary Duff ... Wendy
Richard Moll ... Jules
Vincent Schiavelli ... Vincent
Blake Foster ... Josh Jackson
Rodger Halston ... Larry Tullby
Michael McDonald ... Spike-Stretch (as Michael James McDonald)
Travis McKenna ... Phil-Fatso
Patrick Richwood ... Vinne-Stinky
Alan Thicke ... Baseball Announcer
Casper Van Dien ... Crewcut Hunk
Billy Burnette Billy Burnette ... Chef
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Storyline

Living under the care of his uncles: The Ghostly Trio, Casper has been letting them push him around and making his afterlife miserable by having him do chores for them while they are scaring "fleshes" for their amusement. While taking a vacation, Casper meets with a good little witch girl named Wendy, whom she and her bewitching aunts are on the run from an evil warlock: Desmond Spellman who attempts on destroying her after discovering that she will be a greater witch than him. Like Casper, Wendy is a kind witch who also has her relatives mistreating her. The two become good friends as they discover that ghosts and witches are each other's worst enemies, so they come up with a plan to make their elders pair up to one another. Once Desmond comes into town, he determines to destroy Wendy at once. It is now up to Casper as he must get the courage to convince his uncles to help him to save his friend and her aunts from the villainous warlock.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild scary scenes, some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1998 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Cathy Moriarty, Shelley Duvall and Teri Garr have all worked with highly acclaimed filmmakers. Moriarty and Garr both worked with Martin Scorsese with Moriarty in Ragining Bull (1980) and Garr in After Hours (1985), Garr worked with Steven Spielberg in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1979) and Duvall worked with Stanley Kubrick in The Shining (1980). See more »

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When Josh and his friend take over the arcade game from the two girls, the side of the cabinet shows one of the Mortal Kombat fighting games, but Josh's dialogue and the sound effects seem to indicate some type of shooting game with many enemies on screen at one time. See more »

Quotes

Wendy: If my aunts find out I'm friends with a ghost, they'll throw a witchy fit and I won't get to see you any more.
Voice of Casper: And my uncles say no self-respecting ghost would talk to a nasty, snaggle-toothed, wart-ridden, hagged out...
Wendy: Hey!
Voice of Casper: Sorry.
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Connections

Referenced in Big Wolf on Campus: Witch College (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Romeo & Juliet
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
Arranged by Deddy Tzur
Published by Eifoata Music/Harveytoons Music
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A Kids Movie
14 February 2004 | by bluzmanSee all my reviews

As I started to read the prior comment, I thought I had accidentally brought up comments on Titanic or Gladiator.

Actually, I found this mildly amusing, It didn't have that humor/storyline for everyone of a Shrek or Nemo, but that is okay. Not every Kid's Movie has to appeal to the whole family. Since this is a Kid's Movie, and I don't like to rate/inflict adult standards onto purely Kid's Movies outside of appropriateness -- message, if any; language and type of action, etc. The whole thing boils down to "How did the kids react to it?"

Well, the kids liked it a lot. And at the bottom line, when the day is done, that is what counts when you rent or take your kids to see a Kid's Movie. That being said, I am not interested in the complexity of plot lines, holes in story or academy award quality performances.

The kids say 7, and that is good enough for me.


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