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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 overview, first billed only:
Charlie McCready
Sue McCready
Cyrus Hershberger
Wendy McCready
Joby Baker ...
Ira Kushaw
Stanley (as B. Kirby Jr.)
Judith Lowry ...
Mother Barlow
Ivor Francis ...
Dr. Skinner on TV
Jonathan Daly ...
Rev. Griffith
Mrs. Levin
Roger Rhinehurst
Jack Manning ...
Justice of the Peace (as John Manning)
Jim Wakefield ...
House Manager


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 takes the helm... and DAD FLIPS OUT! See more »


Comedy | Family


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18 March 1974 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Dai papà... sei una forza!  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)



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1.85 : 1
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The film is referenced in Paul Schrader's Auto Focus (2002), his biopic about the life and death of lead actor Bob Crane. Greg Kinnear, who played Crane in the film, enacts a couple of the scenes from Superdad (1973). 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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Referenced in Auto Focus (2002) See more »


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the America that was great
4 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

this is one of my favorite movies.Its not that funny as a comedy,but i don't think it supposed to be a wild comedy,its clearly a feel-good family movie about a father,worried about his daughter who has reached college age and is about to leave the household.

There's comedy element,mainly from Joe Flynn as the tyrannical main client of McCready,and Jody Baker as a egomaniac artist,but the main value of this movie is the extremely likable McCready family itself and the daughter's gang of friends who are as seventies as you can get.

Bob Crane and Barbara Rush are the parents and Kurt Russell and Kathleen Cody are the young people in love. There really isn't a false note in this Disney movie,if one wants to paint everything that was great about America,and is nearly lost, its pretty much all in this movie.People are kind,they have feelings,kids respect their parents,they are all good-hearted and the kids are faithful to their friends.Its a Disney movie,so one expects something like that,but its all well done and natural,and the cast is really likable.

Like other poster said the wedding at the end is probably the most beautiful wedding ever filmed.I watched this when i was a teen myself ,and now i'm middle-aged and besides this film holding well through the years ,i can remember as a kid i wished i had a girlfriend as pretty and kind as the daughter Wendy is in this movie,and a life similar to the McCreadys.

Hollywood has gone down the drain,they think that ,all Americans are as sick as they are over there,and that there are no more nice people in this world.The world is not just sex and violence fest. I just wish movies like this one could still be made.

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