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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)  »

Also Known As:

El fantasma de papá  »

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$24,707,633
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2.35 : 1
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Bill Cosby's first film since Leonard Part 6 (1987). See more »

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As a ghost, Elliot is only supposed to be visible in the dark. When he returns to his workplace as a ghost, other people can see him in the brightly-lit rooms. See more »

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Amanda Hopper: Daddy. Joan said you can go bleep bleep yourself. She said you guys need to talk and she'll fill in the bleeps later.
Elliot Hopper: Okay, honey. Thank you.
[Somebody knocks on the front door]
Elliot Hopper: That must be Joan coming over to fill in the bleeps.
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Features Double Dare (1986) See more »

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Everytime I Say Goodbye
Written by Carl Sturken (as Carl Shuken), Evan Rogers and Paul Barry
Performed by Cheryl Lynn
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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The Cos' finest hour.
16 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

If you haven't seen this movie see it. Bill Cosby unsuccessfully tries to balance work and family, when he suddenly dies in a horrible car crash. He is then whisked away to HELL, AKA London, England, where a man named Edith trains him in being a ghost. Now Cosby must raise his kids as a Ghost Dad. The movie is insane. Cosby flies through walls, Pops out of a phone to strangle his daughter's boyfriend, declares himself Satan, and goes to his female neighbor's house for a little "afternoon delight". I've seen it 40 times. Why wasn't this masterpiece mentioned when director Poitier received the lifetime achievement award. "Edith is a Girl's Name!"


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