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Ghost Dad (1990)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  29 June 1990 (USA)
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Elliot Hopper is a widower with three children, he is currently working on a deal. It seems like his wife illness was very costly and this deal could put them out of the red. However he ... See full summary »

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Elliot Hopper is a widower with three children, he is currently working on a deal. It seems like his wife illness was very costly and this deal could put them out of the red. However he gets into a cab that is driven by a maniac, and Elliot crashes and the next thing he knows he is floating around and finds himself in the lab of a scientist who studies paranormal. Elliot asks the scientist to send him back so that he could finish the deal and make sure that his children are taken care of. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Ahh... the joys of transparenthood. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Final cinema movie produced by producer, assistant director and production manager Terence Nelson. See more »

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Position of Elliot's daughters hair, when they first see Elliot as a ghost. See more »

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Elliot Hopper: Hello?
Tony Ricker: Uh, yo. Is Diane there? This is Tony Ricker.
Elliot Hopper: Tony Ricker?
Tony Ricker: Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's me. Put the bitch on.
Elliot Hopper: [gets angry and puts his hand into the phone and grabs Tony's neck on the opposite end] PUT THE BITCH ON THE PHONE? PUT THE "BITCH" ON THE PHONE? The bitch can't make it to the phone. I'm here, though! If you so much as call, talk to, or think about Diane, so help me, I'll do things to you.
Tony Ricker: [being choked by Elliot] Are... you... the... devil?
Elliot Hopper: Worse. I'm from the phone company.
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from the motion pictures Neighbors (1981) and Big Trouble (1986)
Composed by Bill Conti
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30 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Welcome to one of Cosby's few big-screen efforts. It is always in people's nature to put down great things and to nit-pick or sometimes just be plain mean. No matter what anyone says, this is not only an eye-popping cinematic treat, but one of the greatest stories ever put on celluloid. Whether we like the film, or not, one has to recognize the greatest achievement, perhaps, of the creative talent of the people working in the movie industry. Never in my life have I laughed so hard. The writing is meant to make us all laugh and succeeds. This film was nearly perfect, but sadly still not made for everyone. I award it 7 out of 10.


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