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Ghost Dad (1990)

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

Goofs

The taxi driver who was in the same cab where Elliot died turns up just fine at the end of the film despite the fact that he should have been killed in the crash. 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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Referenced in Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991) See more »

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It's Just A Girl Thing
Written by C.C. Orange, Jay McGowan, Renita Johnson and Mike Mike Phillips
Performed by Icey Jaye
Courtesy of Arista Records
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The HOLY GRAIL of Supernatural Comedies
23 January 2002 | by See all my reviews



After the colossal artistic and commercial triumph of Leonard: Part 6, "The Cos" decided to make his next film a more organic, "Art-House" picture and proves once again that he has the cinematic midas touch. In a premise that might seem silly in other hands, Cosby and director Sidney Portier deftly weave a tightly knit tapestry of familial melodrama and undead hijinks. The lush cinematography lends a documentary feel to the proceedings, a much needed dose of gritty reality which helps immeasurably when dealing with the afterlife. Cosby's bravura performance is both ferocious and demure in equal measure, but always REAL. Also, the underlying message of fatherly responsibility seems remarkably apt in these times of the "Baby Boy" syndrome. An often overlooked masterpiece in the Cosby canon, Ghost Dad is without a doubt a labour of love from one of the cinemas greatest pioneers.


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