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Superdad (1973)

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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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Charlie McCready
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Bart
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Sue McCready
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Cyrus Hershberger
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Wendy McCready
Joby Baker ...
Klutch
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Ira Kushaw
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Stanley (as B. Kirby Jr.)
Judith Lowry ...
Mother Barlow
Ivor Francis ...
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 recieve 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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14 December 1973 (USA)  »

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Dai papà... sei una forza!  »

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Was on the shelf for a year before Disney decided to release it. The film flopped when it was released. See more »

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The size and shape of the paint stains on Charlie's suit and face during the fight with the artist. 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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Super might be too strong a word but this is still a good-and-funny family movie!
23 February 2007 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Charlie (Bob Crane) is a harried human resources manager for a shipping company. His boss (Joe Flynn) is on his back constantly, for they are having union negotiation troubles. At home, Charlie is experiencing some problems, too, as his soon-to-be-an-adult daughter, Wendy, is spending the summer with her beach friends, including Bart (Kurt Russell). One day, a television psychologist recommends that parents become more involved in their children's lives. Taking this to heart, Charlie first joins the beach crowd, where he discovers beach volleyball and water skiing may be near-lethal activities. Then, Charlie decides that a college farther away from this group of kids would be a good idea for Wendy. He pulls strings and Wendy is admitted, although she would prefer to stay near Bart and the gang. Will Charlie never stop interfering in Wendy's life? This is a fun movie with some good messages, too. The scenes where Charlie sets out to mingle with the beach group are hysterical, as he tries to compete physically with the younger set. In that role, Crane is a stitch and should be commended for his work, despite the dark side we now know he was hiding, in real life. Russell is, as always, a "hunk with charisma" and as sunny natured as they come. The rest of the cast, including Flynn, Dick Van Patten, Barbara Rush, and especially, Bruno Kirby, are top notch. Do you long for the good old days, when movies were cleaner but still humorous and heart-warming? Try hard to locate this film or catch it on the Disney Channel. It has charms and lessons for just about everyone.


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