Steven Spielberg produced this live-action feature starring the friendly ghost created in 1940 by Joe Orolio. In it, greedy heiress Carrigan Crittenden inherits the haunted Whipstaff Manor and discovers that the house contains a treasure, which is closely guarded by three nasty ghosts. She invites ghost therapist Dr. James Harvey, and his daughter Kat, to move into the eerie mansion and get rid of the supernatural creatures.
The nephew of the three spirits is Casper, a friendly ghost who becomes Kat's pal. Casper takes Kat to his father's secret lab where he once attempted to bring Casper back to life with a special machine. Carrigan eavesdrops on their conversation and decides to become a ghost herself, in the hope that she will get the booty more easily. Then she can use the machine to change back to a human. However, Carrigan doesn't realize that you can't flirt with the afterlife.
Bill Pullman - American actor
Christina Ricci - American Actress
Devon Sawa - Actor
Cathy Moriarty - American Actress
Brad Silberling - Director/"Casper"
Colin Wilson - Producer, big budget films, '90s-, LOST WORLD 1 & 2
Eric Idle - British Actor, Monty Python Member
James Horner - Composer, COMMANDO (1985)
Filmed in Deluxe color. Sound in DTS. Produced in association with the Harvey Entertainment Company The film earned $100.2 million at the box office in 1995.
"...Ricci is an enchanting young actress who brings to mind a teenage Natalie Wood..." - 05/22/1995 Variety
"...As a technical achievement, it's impressive, and entertaining..." - 05/26/1995 Chicago Sun-Times, p.37
"Brad Silberling's ghostly CINDERELLA is family-friendly fare with enough star cameos, gags and cultural references to appease adults." - 04/01/2004 Total Film, p.132