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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 cared of. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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He's been walking through doors. He's been falling through floors. He's been going through a lot lately, but he's still Dad. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Pamela Poitier:  The daughter of Sidney Poitier as X-ray Nurse Satler. See more »

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Position of Elliot's daughters hair, when they first see Elliot as a ghost. See more »

Quotes

Diane Hopper: Look, Romeo and Juliet. That's love. He... he took poison for her! What have you ever done for me?
Elliot Hopper: Ate the Spaghetti-Os.
[Diane groans]
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Born To Love
Written by Jay Graydon, Glenn Ballard and Cliff Magnus
Performed by Planet III
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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The Cos' finest hour.
16 September 2003 | by (Olympia, WA) – 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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