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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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Going Ape  »

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Film debut of Paul Sorvino. See more »

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Gordon Hocheiser: Please sit down. My name is Mr. Hocheiser.
Second Job Applicant: Uh Oh! Not a chance. I'm not going back there.
Gordon Hocheiser: Back where?
Second Job Applicant: To that crazy mother of yours.
Gordon Hocheiser: She's no trouble now.
Second Job Applicant: Is she dead?
Gordon Hocheiser: No
Second Job Applicant: Then forget it.
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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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Referenced in Dallas: Where Is Poppa? (1984) See more »

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Where's Poppa?
Music by Jack Elliott
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Clydie King
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Stands the test of time
8 November 2004 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I nervously put my newly acquired DVD into the machine and sat down with my housemate who had never seen the film. Remember back during the Watergate hearings and witnesses with talk about limited or full hangouts? Well, this is a full hangout. No one goes away without being insulted. And all of this is done without someone vomiting, breaking wind at the dinner table, or scratching their crotch....the sine qua non's of modern 'comedy.'

There is something in the opening scene of Touch of Evil, the long setup toward scaring Mom to death with the gorilla suit, only to find she is immune to such tactics and simply wants her Fruit Loops in Pepsi.

We have the cabbie fly by an elderly black woman to pick up the naked Ron Liebman and the wonderful reference to the Cornel Wilde 'epic' by the boyz in the park. All is complete when the Mother from Hell makes sure Trish V sees her son's lovely tush at dinner.

Housemate ended by remarking 'now this is a funny movie.'


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