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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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Ahh... the joys of transparenthood. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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29 June 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El fantasma de papá  »

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$24,707,633 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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A novelization of the movie was written by Mel Cebulash and was first published about a fortnight after the movie launched stateside in mid-1990. 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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Elliot Hopper: But I've got to make it to Thursday. It's for my children. My wife died a few years ago and I'm all they have left. Please, Sir "Edith."
Sir Edith Moser: Sir "Edd-ith." Mozer.
Elliot Hopper: But on... on the book it's spelled "Edith."
Sir Edith Moser: But it's pronounced "Edd-ith."
Elliot Hopper: That's a girl's name.
Sir Edith Moser: Look here, it is not a girl's name. Edith is a boy's name.
Elliot Hopper: Who were you named after?
Sir Edith Moser: I was named after my grandmama!
Elliot Hopper: And they called her "Edd-ith?"
Sir Edith Moser: No! Her name is "Edith!"
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Referenced in Your Studio and You (1995) See more »

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Miss You Much
Written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Performed by Janet Jackson
Courtesy of A&M Records
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This movie is great.
13 May 2004 | by (Pickerington, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I don't care what anyone else has said this is a great movie. I have seen this movie several times and Bill Cosby is funny, A single dad trying to raise 3 children until he has his accident and becomes a ghost. The adventures that Cosby goes through in this movie while he is a ghost are interesting. It is a great film for children of all ages. So, see this movie if you haven't already and I think you will be very surprised at the adventures of Cosby and the other Characters in this film.


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