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Where's Poppa? (1970)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  17 January 1972 (Sweden)
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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 ... 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'
William LeMassena ...
Judge (as William Le Massena)
Michael McGuire ...
Army Lawyer
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Roger
Joe Keyes Jr. ...
Gang Leader
Israel Lang ...
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.

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Going Ape  »

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Film debut of Paul Sorvino. See more »

Quotes

Sidney Hocheiser: Get away from that door, or I'm gonna choke your child.
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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Worst of '92 (1993) See more »

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Louise
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung a capella by George Segal
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A Truly Tasteless Gem
20 June 1999 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

"Where's Poppa" is a true cult classic of black comedy/absurdist humor. It pokes fun at things that we really shouldn't find funny, but manages to have us howling with laughter at nonetheless. Surprisingly, even though it's nearly 30 years old, it still has the power to shock and surprise an audience. An excellent cast and perfectly-timed direction by Carl Reiner (this is one of his very best) make this a comedy classic worth watching again and again.


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