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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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29 June 1990 (USA)  »

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El fantasma de papá  »

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$24,707,633 (USA)
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Steve Martin was originally set to star as Elliot Hopper with John Badham directing. See more »

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When Joan goes upstairs to make a phone call, there are no skates on the stairs. Then they appear when Diane falls down the stairs from the skates being in the way. See more »

Quotes

Elliot Hopper: [answering phone] Hello?
Stuart: Hi, Mr. Hopper?
Elliot Hopper: Yes, I'll go get Danny for you.
Stuart: No, it is you that I want to talk to.
[pause]
Stuart: You see, I know you're an alien.
Elliot Hopper: [leans closer to phone] Say what?
Stuart: I want $50,000 in small-unmarked bills right now, or I go to the newspapers.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Worst of '90 (1991) See more »

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from the motion pictures Neighbors (1981) and Big Trouble (1986)
Composed by Bill Conti
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures
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Face-pulling pointlessness with Bill Cosby
4 May 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

If one were to hear of a movie concerning the antics of a dead Bill Cosby trying to help his children, the cineast in you would not be stirred to see/rent it. However, I still managed to be unpleasantly surprised by the gall of this movie. Each turn around the seemingly aimless plot reveals fresh idiocy. Every moment of Cosby's acting seems an excuse for a new stupid face to pull, though even these become horrendous. One is left with an over-riding feeling of disbelief, after having been asked to suspend exactly that from new levels for the duration of the picture. I suppose really odd Dana Ashcroft fanatics may wish to see this. But this movie is for children. Stupid children.


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