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The Great Ghost Rescue (2011)

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Young Humphrey is a ghost with a big problem. He and his family, the Craggyfords, have been ousted from their home and left without a place to haunt. As they search for new haunting grounds... See full summary »

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Yann Samuell

Writers:

Eva Ibbotson (novel), David Solomons (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Isaacs ... Narrator (voice)
Emma Fielding ... Mabel
Georgia Groome ... Winifred
Toby Hall Toby Hall ... Humphrey
Otto Farrant ... Barnabus
Stephen Churchett ... The Head Master
Kevin McKidd ... Hamish
Bob Goody Bob Goody ... Master Wraith
David Schaal ... Builder
Bill Ward ... Lord Alfred Seymour
Anthony Head ... Prime Minister
Steven Mackintosh ... Brad / Barnabus
Ben Forster ... Mr Burnley
Akbar Kurtha ... Doctor
Christian Contreras ... Antonius
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Young Humphrey is a ghost with a big problem. He and his family, the Craggyfords, have been ousted from their home and left without a place to haunt. As they search for new haunting grounds they soon discover that they are not alone. Ghosts from all over the world have been exorcised from their dwellings, with dark castles and ancient buildings being destroyed by the living, and turned into shopping centers. With time running out, Humphrey digs deep inside, and decides to help save his family and the rest of the haunting community by scaring his way to victory. Written by Anonymous

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Family | Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Geheimnis der Geister von Craggyford See more »

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(DVD)

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Color
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Quotes

Dan Burnley: This is my Wii.
Humphrey: What's a Wii? Is it like a woo?
Dan Burnley: I don't know. What's a woo?
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Soundtracks

Fanfare to
La Peri""
Composed by Paul Dukas
Performed by Orchestre National de Lille
Conducted by Jean-Claude Casadesus
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Simply did not work
5 January 2012 | by sergius248See all my reviews

The movie could have been something funny for family and kids to watch. it has been instead a lost opportunity. There are some wasted actors but the film do not really give them the chance to make it work. To say that is boring is an understatement. The film is dull. Even for a kid it must be uninteresting. The material and the ideas are utterly wasted and I had to skip it now and then to be able to watch till the credits. Do not waste time to watch it or to take your kids to watch. There are much better and funnier (even for adults)family films. Comedy ghost films have a long and well established tradition and new uptakes shouldn't be difficult to add. Instead we have a rehash of previous uptakes on the subject from "Ghost Busters" to Casper minus the humour. Do not encourage this kind of waste.


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