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Ghost Dad (1990)

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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America's favorite dad in a spirited comedy! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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PG | See all certifications »

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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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2.35 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Curtis Burch, the Cabbie: I like you.
Elliot Hopper: Thank you.
Curtis Burch, the Cabbie: Do you worship Satan?
Elliot Hopper: How much do you want to stop this cab? I'll give you $20 to stop. I'll give you $40. I've got $76. All you have to do is stop the cab!
Elliot Hopper: I'll throw in the wallet. It's from Gucci. You can impress all your friends in Hell.
Elliot Hopper: [hands Burch the wallet] Now stop the damn cab!
Curtis Burch, the Cabbie: DO YOU WORSHIP SATAN?
Elliot Hopper: Worship him? I AM Satan! I command you to stop this cab!
[both scream]
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Referenced in Bob's Burgers: Crawl Space (2011) 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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Ghost Dad, the movie you live to watch, and watch to live!
16 June 2004 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Ghost Dad is one of those movies that has that sort of corney cheesy feel to it, but is very entertaining and fun. I remember watching this as a kid on TV and the one part that always stuck in my mind was when Elliot (Cosby) is done getting his life insurance physical, and he's walking down the hall and his face and hands are gone, and his sun glasses and hat are floating above is body. That's always been my favorite part in the movie, just because it had freaked me out as a little kid. Well, over 10 years passed, and I finally saw the movie again. Needless to say, that part looked a lot different than I remember it. The part where he goes 'through' the bus, and when he falls though the floor are other parts that I remember pretty well too. Anyway, I definitely recommend this movie. The only part I can see a problem with around younger kids is when he comes through the phone, and chokes the guy, and used the 'b' word a couple times.

Buy it, rent it, or watch it on TV. Either way, you'll like it!


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