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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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$24,707,633 (USA)
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Trivia

In one sequence, the "Ghost Dad" is invisible and dressed in garb with a look of the kind resembling movies which have featured "The Invisible Man". 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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Mr. Emery Collins: To call your recent behavior incompetent would be like calling World War II a spat! I could tear you apart with my bare hands!
Mr. Seymour: He's a little upset.
Mr. Emery Collins: I cannot believe you would walk out of negotiations just when we are closing them!
Mr. Seymour: I'm sure you had an excellent reason.
Mr. Emery Collins: If I hadn't stepped in, the deal would've fallen through and I'd have had to kill you!
Mr. Seymour: But we closed the deal so he doesn't actually have to kill you now.
Mr. Emery Collins: So instead I'm going to ruin you.
Mr. Seymour: This is the part I was telling you about.
Mr. Emery Collins:
Elliot Hopper:
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Born To Love
Written by Jay Graydon, Glen Ballard and Cliff Magnus
Performed by Planet III
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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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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