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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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 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 »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The size and shape of the paint stains on Charlie's suit and face during the fight with the artist. See more »

Quotes

College Students: [Chanting] Hershberger is HAMBURGER! Hershberger is HAMBURGER! Hershberger is HAMBURGER! Hershberger is HAMBURGER...
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Soundtracks

These Are The Best Times
Written by Shane Tatum
Performed by Bobby Goldsboro
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Lighten up folks! it's Disney!
26 January 2003 | by (Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

This film is every bit as entertaining as any of the other Disney films of the 1959-1979 period. What do you want?

You got your high jinx. You got your love story. You got your Kurt Russell. You got classic Bruno Kirby. You got your Bob Crane (Colonel Hogan, and unfairly slammed as an actor). You got your mad cap caper. You got your teenage conflict with authority. You got little kids laughing.

Why are we looking for dramatic depth in a Disney kids movie?

I watched this movie several times as a Disney movie of the week in the 70's. We even rented the 16mm version for display at youth conferences. All I have are fond memories and a wish for the video to be added to the other Disney Classics.

Lighten up and go with the flow, man!


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