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Ghost Dad (1990)

 -  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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America's favorite dad in a spirited comedy! 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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The movie's A-crew featured two veteran "Henrys" of the Hollywood film industry. They were composer Henry Mancini and production designer Henry Bumstead. 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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Diane Hopper: [pops TV dinner in microwave] All I get is grease around here. I clean up. I do the laundry.
Amanda Hopper: I take out the garbage.
Diane Hopper: I cook the meals and what do I get for it? Nothing but complaints.
Elliot Hopper: [yells] I don't complain about your cooking!
Diane Hopper: Yes you do. All the time. Loud and clear. What about... what about Wednesday, huh? What about... what about last Friday? What about last Saturday night, huh? Quote, "Oh, Diane, how can you screw up Spaghetti-Os?"
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(Theme from Sorcerer (1977))
Music by Edgar Froese
Music by Christoph Franke
Music by Peter Baumann
Performed by Tangerine Dream
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Enjoyable Family Movie
5 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, yes it has an implausible plot and the story line is totally cheesy. Having said that, however,it's also a very cute movie with a nice lesson in it. I've noticed that some of the other reviewers seem disappointed that this movie isn't an intellectual marvel. It's not meant to be. Sometimes movies are just supposed to be entertaining without having to be analyzed. This is one of those movies. Bill Cosby is as usual a comedic genius. I never get tired of watching him because he plays the father role very well. The supporting child actors are cute, most especially the youngest daughter. This movie is a good one for family viewing. I suggest you at least rent it, pop some popcorn, and sit with the family and enjoy it.


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