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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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29 June 1990 (USA)  »

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El fantasma de papá  »

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$24,707,633 (USA)
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Sidney Poitier's first film since Fast Forward (1985). See more »

Goofs

When Joan goes upstairs to make a phone call, there are no skates on the stairs. In the next shot, Diane falls down the stairs after tripping over skates. See more »

Quotes

Danny Hopper: How am I doing?
Teacher: You're getting an A.
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Referenced in Family Guy: Business Guy (2009) 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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Corny (in retrospect) but fun family fun.
5 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

I watched it as a child with my brother. It was corny but hell it was fun! I loved Bill Cosby in this role and the premise of the whole movie was, while a bit of a stretch, quite fun in itself. Here you have a hard-working dad and his children..what happens of the dad suddenly "leaves his body", while nit exactly being dead? A comedy ensues as all of them struggle to adjust to the dad's new predicament, doing all sort of weird stuff.

There is also the memorable taxi driver from hell. I was never quite able to forget him. This was a good family movie and both me and my brother had a lot of fun.

It was silly, it was goofy, it was cheesy, but it was warm and lively and entertaining. A lot more credit should be given to this movie. For me, it will always remind me of the days when me and my brother watched things together. Good times.

You might be put off by the goofiness and corniness of it but for me it is an 8/10. Good 'ole Bill Cosby.


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