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Superdad (1973)

G | | Comedy, Family | 18 March 1974 (UK)
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Charlie McCready is a worried father. His daughter, Wendy will be attending college in the fall, and he feels the crowd she's hanging out with has no ambition, especially her boyfriend, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Charlie McCready
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Bart
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Sue McCready
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Cyrus Hershberger
Kathleen Cody ...
Wendy McCready
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Klutch
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Ira Kushaw
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Stanley (as B. Kirby Jr.)
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Mother Barlow
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Dr. Skinner on TV
Jonathan Daly ...
Rev. Griffith
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Mrs. Levin
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Roger Rhinehurst
Jack Manning ...
Justice of the Peace (as John Manning)
Jim Wakefield ...
House Manager
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Charlie McCready is a worried father. His daughter, Wendy will be attending college in the fall, and he feels the crowd she's hanging out with has no ambition, especially her boyfriend, Bart. He knows that Wendy's friends will all be attending the same college, so, he concocts a plan where Wendy will receive a scholarship to a different college. This college being the same one where his wife attended. All goes as planned. Wendy attends Huttington and sees less of her old crowd. Soon Charlie's plan backfires, Wendy discovers her fathers scholarship plan and becomes rebellious. When she starts dating a hippie artist, Charlie realizes he has made a big mistake and must do something before Wendy goes too far. Written by Kelly

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Young love is making waves...and Dad's about to get beached! See more »

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Comedy | Family

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18 March 1974 (UK)  »

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Dai papà... sei una forza!  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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Trivia

Film debut of Bruno Kirby. See more »

Goofs

During the water-ski scene, the Bruno Kirby character is filming Bob Crane's character. When they are watching the film in a later scene, it is simply the scene from the movie, complete with edits and slow motion effects instead of what the character would really have filmed. See more »

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College Students: [Chanting] Hershberger is HAMBURGER! Hershberger is HAMBURGER! Hershberger is HAMBURGER! Hershberger is HAMBURGER...
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These Are The Best Times
Written by Shane Tatum
Performed by Bobby Goldsboro
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A new favorite!
4 January 2011 | by (West Coast) – See all my reviews

I am giving this Disney film a ten. I've seen this film at least three times before. I saw it during it's original release almost forty years ago, then again in 1978 when it was aired on network TV, and then another time a few years later. I recently saw it again after at least 25 years and I remember how much my family laughed their heads off as Bob Crane screamed his head off while water skiing. I am much older now, a dad myself and a responsible adult just like the parents in the film. The gang Wendy hangs out with -- all from the beginning of her childhood -- are all good kids despite the comments a lot of the adults make. My perspective on the film has changed since I first saw it as a child. That's why it now receives a "ten" from me. It was one of the best movies I've got engrossed in the past year and I didn't want it to end.

The wedding at the end of the film is still the most beautiful wedding ceremony ever filmed in a movie. It's easy to brush off a Disney film like this. I do it often with so many of the others that came out during my time. But this movie has a lot going on in it including the main song "These Are The Best Times."

I don't know if this has been remade yet but it could be remade again. Maybe they could make a new version with Kurt Russell in the father role looking after let's say his granddaughter. What a great starring vehicle for Kurt and Goldie.

This is definitely a new favorite for me.


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