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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'
William LeMassena ...
Judge (as William Le Massena)
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Army Lawyer
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Roger
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Israel Lang ...
Mutha
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Garrett
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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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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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Referenced in Just Shoot Me!: Where's Poppa? (2001) See more »

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If You Were the Only Girl (In the World)
(1916) (uncredited)
Music by Nat Ayer
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A film that takes comedic chances and wins big!
2 September 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Short of most John Waters films, today's cinema offers little by way of absurd comedy. Generally speaking, cinema has sold out to Nike, Madison avenue and all the rest of the greedy faces behind Hollywood who make sure their "clients" products are wagged in yor face and written into the script.(Think of "What Women Want" or "E.T." for instance) Well, here's a film that takes comedic chances and pays off big! This film is a equal opportunity offender and is in nobody's pocket! Segal and Gordon are in perfect pacing and timing thanks to Carl Riner's direction and no holds barred attack on everything. I can not recommend this film enough to the intelligent viewer who hungers for more than the banal "comedies" of today which are for the most part nothing more than padded 90 minute commercials.


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