MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,855 this week

Where's Poppa? (1970)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 1,185 users  
Reviews: 43 user | 9 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (based on his novel: "Where's Poppa?")
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 27 Apr 2011
 
a list of 100 titles
created 24 Aug 2012
 
a list of 280 titles
created 18 Oct 2012
 
a list of 9999 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Where's Poppa? (1970)

Where's Poppa? (1970) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Where's Poppa?.
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Louise Callan
...
Colonel Hendricks
...
Coach Williams
...
Gladys Hocheiser
...
Owner of 'Gus & Grace's Home'
William LeMassena ...
Judge (as William Le Massena)
Michael McGuire ...
Army Lawyer
...
Roger
Joe Keyes Jr. ...
Gang Leader
Israel Lang ...
Mutha
...
Garrett
Arnold Williams ...
Arnold
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

I wish momma would stop saying that! Yeah.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 January 1972 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Going Ape  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(fantasy sequence)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first American film to use the word "c***sucker". See more »

Quotes

Sidney Hocheiser: Get away from that door, or I'm gonna choke your child.
See more »

Connections

Spin-off Where's Poppa? (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Louise
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung a capella by George Segal
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This Could Have Almost Been X-Rated For 1970 Standards jbartelone
How Big Was The Uproar Over This Film's Content in 1970? jbartelone
Why Was The Name Changed to Going Ape? jbartelone
'Alternative' Original ending imdb050106
Penny Marshall and Sesame Street! dchristrev
silly (abc) pilot , summer late 70s rhettsamigo2003
Discuss Where's Poppa? (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?