History Film / Casper

23rd Jun '16 1:58:33 AM axle-k89
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* MissingMom: Amelia is this for Kat, having died before the film started. Casper's mom is brought up once by Kat, as Casper never mentions her, only his dad.



* NoNameGiven: Nicky and Andreas, the two boys who appear in the opening scene, are only named in the subtitles and closing credits.

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* NoNameGiven: Nicky and Andreas, the two boys who appear in the opening scene, are only named in the subtitles and closing credits. Same goes for Rugg in the following scene.
23rd Jun '16 1:52:03 AM axle-k89
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* ImprovisedWeapon: Dr. Harvey, Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso all use them during their fight on the stairs. They include a plunger, an umbrella, a golf club, and a vacuum cleaner.
23rd Jun '16 1:50:36 AM axle-k89
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* PunctatedForEmphasis: Dr. Harvey gives one to Stretch when fending him off on the stairs with the plunger: "Dr. James! Harvey! Your! Therapist!"

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* PunctatedForEmphasis: PunctuatedForEmphasis: Dr. Harvey gives one to Stretch when fending him off on the stairs with the plunger: "Dr. James! Harvey! Your! Therapist!"
23rd Jun '16 1:48:09 AM axle-k89
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* ChekhovsGun: The PinkySwear between Kat and Dr. Harvey. Done by them when on their way to Friendship, [[spoiler:then Kat does it again to Harvey's ghost to jog his memory and make him remember her. He does.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The bottle of red serum that revives the dead, and used to power the Lazarus machine. Casper wants to use it to bring himself back to life, but then gives up his chance to use it after Dr. Harvey dies after drunkenly stumbling into an unfinished construction site, so it can be used to bring him back to life instead.]]
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The PinkySwear between Kat and Dr. Harvey. Done by them when on their way to Friendship, [[spoiler:then Kat does it again to Harvey's ghost to jog his memory and make him remember her. He does.]]


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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Carrigan's first line while her father's will is being read ("To hell with the livestock. What did the old stiff leave me?") tells you quite a bit about her: she's clearly someone who doesn't like to be kept waiting for what she wants, she looks down on others due to her ItsAllAboutMe attitude, had a poor relationship with her rich father, and finally is pretty greedy, especially as we just heard her father was a millionaire.


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** Casper asks Kat if she would go to the Halloween dance with him if he was alive, and she responds that she would. [[spoiler:This does indeed come to pass at the end of the film, where Kat is left alon after Vic and Amber are scared off by the Ghostly Trio, and Casper, having temporarily been turned back into a human by Amelia for reviving Dr. Harvey, appears to Kat and dances with her, before she realises who he is.]]


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* PunctatedForEmphasis: Dr. Harvey gives one to Stretch when fending him off on the stairs with the plunger: "Dr. James! Harvey! Your! Therapist!"
** Stretch gives one to Casper at breakfast the next morning: "Give me! MY! MEAL!"
** Dibbs in his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Carrigan below.
23rd Jun '16 1:13:12 AM axle-k89
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21st Jun '16 12:02:34 AM axle-k89
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* AwardBaitSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOFGa_4quiU Remember Me This Way]] by Jordan Hill

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* AwardBaitSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOFGa_4quiU Remember Me This Way]] by Jordan HillHill.
* AwkwardKiss: [[spoiler:During the Halloween dance, as the clock strikes ten, Casper and Kat kiss and while it's happening, Casper turns back into a ghost, prompting this response from Kat and shock from everyone else in attendance.]]



* ChekhovsGun: The PinkySwear between Kat and Dr. Harvey. Done by them when on their way to Friendship, [[spoiler:then Kat does it again to Harvey's ghost to jog his memory and make him remember her. He does.]]



** [[spoiler: Dr. Harvey, too, after drunkenly stumbling onto an unfinished construction site]]. [[spoiler:He recovers, though.]]

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** [[spoiler: Dr. Harvey, too, after drunkenly stumbling onto an unfinished construction site]]. [[spoiler:He site. He recovers, though.]]



* JumpScare: In-universe, and arguably a funny one at that. Vic and Amber ''really'' weren't expecting the Ghostly Trio to appear when they look at themselves in the mirror...



* MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler:During the Halloween dance, when Casper appears to Kat in human form and dances with her, his sole line of dialogue is two sentences he had said to her earlier in the film. This is how she realises it's him.]]



* MirrorScare: After possessing Dr. Harvey, the Ghostly Trio change his reflection into Clint Eastwood, Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Gibson, and the Crypt Keeper.

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* MirrorScare: After possessing Dr. Harvey, the Ghostly Trio change his reflection into Clint Eastwood, Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Gibson, and the Crypt Keeper. They then do it again to Vic and Amber on the night of the Halloween dance by appearing through the mirror.



* NightmareFace: The Ghostly Trio all make these when Dr. Harvey first sees them.
** The appearance of the Crypt Keeper when Dr. Harvey is briefly possessed.
* NoNameGiven: Nicky and Andreas, the two boys who appear in the opening scene, are only named in the subtitles and closing credits.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Carrigan gets one when she starts crossing over, realising too late that Casper and Kat tricked her into doing it.]]



* SpearCarrier: Nicky and Andreas, the two boys in the opening scene. Their sole purpose is to get into Whipstaff for a dare and introduce Casper early on and to establish the latter's friendly personality, even though it ends up scaring them away.



* ThrowTheDogABone: [[spoiler:After Casper gives up his chance to return to life so he can revive Dr. Harvey because Kat can't live without her father, Amelia rewards him by temporarily allowing him to return to life and attend the Halloween dance with Kat. Considering how much Casper wanted to do this earlier, this means a lot.]]
** YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler:However, it only lasts until 10 p.m. the same evening.]]



* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: Played with.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Dibs's fate is not revealed, though as he was pitched out of a window, he's most likely dead.
* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: Played with. This time, it's ten, not twelve.
23rd May '16 9:16:44 PM TitoMosquito
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* FlyAtTheCameraEnding: The movie ends with the friendly ghost flying around in the air, spelling out "The End" with a smoke trail...and then apparently trying to devour the audience.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the beginning, while Carrigan watches a wrecking crew attempt to tear down the haunted Whipstaff Manor, she nonchalantly lights up a cigarette...as a wrecking ball smashes into a car behind her.
* FlyAtTheCameraEnding: The movie ends with the friendly ghost flying around in the air, spelling out "The End" with a smoke trail...and then apparently trying to devour the audience.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the beginning, while Carrigan watches a wrecking crew attempt to tear down the haunted Whipstaff Manor, she nonchalantly lights up a cigarette...as Dibbs accidentally falls on a lever, and a wrecking ball smashes into their car behind her.



* ShoutOut: The Ghostly Trio is too much even for Ray Stantz of the [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}]].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The Ghostly Trio is too much even for Ray Stantz of the [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}]].



** Before that, they hired a priest. The Ghostly Trio [[Film/TheExorcist threw up at him and twist his neck around]].



* VillainousBreakdown: Carrigan has this after becoming a ghost when, after she gloats at Casper and Kat that she has no unfinished business (see above), she suddenly crosses over and, amid feverishly [[ILied trying to take it back]], she starts screaming at Kat and Casper for tricking her as she does so.

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* VillainousBreakdown: Carrigan has this after becoming a ghost when, after she gloats at Casper and Kat that she has no unfinished business (see above), she suddenly crosses over and, amid feverishly [[ILied trying to take it back]], [[AndIMustScream she starts screaming screaming]] at Kat and Casper for tricking her as she does so.
23rd May '16 6:27:38 AM Willbyr
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It gained a few [[DirectToVideo DTV]] sequels: Two live action and two CGI animated. However, save Casper's Uncles, they don't share any continuity with each other. These sequels are often considered to be of much lower quality the first movie.

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It gained a few [[DirectToVideo DTV]] sequels: Two sequels, two live action and two CGI animated. However, save Casper's Uncles, ''Casper's Uncles'', they don't share any continuity with each other. These sequels are often considered to be of much lower quality the first movie.


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21st May '16 9:37:36 PM erforce
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* TheAllegedExpert: [[spoiler:Ray Stantz from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'']] is brought in to get rid of the ghosts. He can't.

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* TheAllegedExpert: [[spoiler:Ray Stantz from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'']] ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'']] is brought in to get rid of the ghosts. He can't.



* IntercontinuityCrossover: [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Father Guido Sarducci]] and [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Dr. Ray Stantz]] briefly show up.

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Father Guido Sarducci]] and [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Dr. Ray Stantz]] briefly show up.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Doctor Raymond Stantz has taken on far more formidable and aggressive ghosts. Several hardcore Ghostbusters fans often argue there is no way he would chicken out so easily.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Doctor [[spoiler:Doctor Raymond Stantz Stantz]] has taken on far more formidable and aggressive ghosts. Several hardcore Ghostbusters [[spoiler:''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'']] fans often argue there is no way he would chicken out so easily.



* ShoutOut: The Ghostly Trio is too much even for Ray Stantz of the Film/{{Ghostbusters}}.
-->'''Ray:''' Who you gonna call? ... someone else!

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* ShoutOut: The Ghostly Trio is too much even for Ray Stantz of the Film/{{Ghostbusters}}.
-->'''Ray:'''
[[spoiler:Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Ray]]:'''
Who you gonna call? ... someone else!



* WhoYouGonnaCall: To exorcise the house? Ultimately, Dr. Harvey, but Carrigan tries a few other professionals first. One of the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} trope namers]] even drops by to give a lampshade ("Who you gonna call? Someone else.").

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* WhoYouGonnaCall: To exorcise the house? Ultimately, Dr. Harvey, but Carrigan tries a few other professionals first. One of the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} trope namers]] even drops by to give a lampshade ("Who you gonna call? Someone else.").
20th May '16 11:39:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Amber and Carrigan.
** Averted with [[spoiler:Casper's human form]].
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