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Where's Poppa? (1970)

When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging, senile mother, even though he promised his late father that he'd ... See full summary »

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Louise Callan
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Colonel Hendricks
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Coach Williams
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Gladys Hocheiser
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Owner of 'Gus & Grace's Home'
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Judge (as William Le Massena)
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Army Lawyer
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Roger
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Mutha
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Garrett
Arnold Williams ...
Arnold
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When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging, senile mother, even though he promised his late father that he'd always take care of her. He fears that his batty mom's eccentricities will shortly lead to Louise's departure. Written by alfiehitchie

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I wish momma would stop saying that! Yeah. See more »

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17 January 1972 (Sweden)  »

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Going Ape  »

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Film debut of Paul Sorvino. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Hocheiser: [after being dropped off at a retirement home] Poppa?
Poppa: Momma?
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Bill Adams and Vic Ramos are listed in the opening credits, which had no character names, but are not in the end credits, which listed the character names. On the other hand, Fuddles was not in the opening credits but listed last in the end credits. See more »

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Pleasure Palace
Music by Jack Elliott
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Bright Cheerstrad
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came out at the perfect time
27 June 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Where's Poppa?" is the sort of movie that only Carl Reiner could direct and could probably only release around 1970. Casting George Segal as a lawyer still having to care for his demented, clingy mother (Ruth Gordon) - even though he's now found his dream-girl (Trish Van Devere) - the whole movie really goes all out. There are some scenes where, even though they set up what's about to happen, it's just a total hoot to watch it happen...especially everything that happens in the park! My point is, this is a true black comedy classic. But don't take my word for it; just watch the movie. Watch for some cast members in before-they-were-famous roles: Rob Reiner as Segal's courtroom defendant (in a role not far from Meathead on "All in the Family"), Penny Marshall as one of the courtroom spectators (though she doesn't have any lines), and future "Saturday Night Live" cast member Garrett Morris as one of the men in the park.


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