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Superdad (1973)

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Charlie McCready is a worried father. His daughter, Wendy will be attending college in the fall, and he feels the crowd she's hanging out with has no ambition, especially her boyfriend, ... See full summary »

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

Joseph L. McEveety, Harlan Ware (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Crane ... Charlie McCready
Kurt Russell ... Bart
Barbara Rush ... Sue McCready
Joe Flynn ... Cyrus Hershberger
Kathleen Cody ... Wendy McCready
Joby Baker ... Klutch
Dick Van Patten ... Ira Kushaw
Bruno Kirby ... Stanley (as B. Kirby Jr.)
Judith Lowry ... Mother Barlow
Ivor Francis ... Dr. Skinner on TV
Jonathan Daly Jonathan Daly ... Rev. Griffith
Naomi Stevens ... Mrs. Levin
Nicholas Hammond ... Roger Rhinehurst
Jack Manning Jack Manning ... Justice of the Peace (as John Manning)
Jim Wakefield Jim Wakefield ... House Manager
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Storyline

Charlie McCready is a worried father. His daughter, Wendy will be attending college in the fall, and he feels the crowd she's hanging out with has no ambition, especially her boyfriend, Bart. He knows that Wendy's friends will all be attending the same college, so, he concocts a plan where Wendy will receive a scholarship to a different college. This college being the same one where his wife attended. All goes as planned. Wendy attends Huttington and sees less of her old crowd. Soon Charlie's plan backfires, Wendy discovers her fathers scholarship plan and becomes rebellious. When she starts dating a hippie artist, Charlie realizes he has made a big mistake and must do something before Wendy goes too far. Written by Kelly

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Taglines:

Young love is making waves...and Dad's about to get beached! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dai papà... sei una forza! See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is referenced in Paul Schrader's Auto Focus (2002), his biopic about the life and death of lead actor Bob Crane. Greg Kinnear, who played Crane in the film, enacts a couple of the scenes from Superdad (1973). See more »

Goofs

The size and shape of the paint stains on Charlie's suit and face during the fight with the artist. See more »

Quotes

College Students: [Chanting] Hershberger is HAMBURGER! Hershberger is HAMBURGER! Hershberger is HAMBURGER! Hershberger is HAMBURGER...
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These Are The Best Times
Written by Shane Tatum
Performed by Bobby Goldsboro
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Kurt fans will be Super-Delighted
26 September 2005 | by Hollywood_YodaSee all my reviews

I really liked this movie!! And why not, it is a combination of Disney and Kurt Russell, pure magic if you ask me. This really was a great story though. It was a love story of teens going off to college, and not being able to be with each other. And with all the kids going off to college these days, and different ones at that, trying to have a long distance relationship is hard. This movie reminded me of the hardships people overcome to be with the one they love. And the father in this film, is very overwhelming of his daughter, who loves Russell's character, but wants her to marry a man that he likes. In the end, like all good love stories, it had a great ending, which I think everyone will be delighted with. The story was great, and the actors as younger "kids" were good too. Most notably the acting of Kurt Russell and Bruno Kirby (billed as B. Kirby Jr.). Overall, this film deserved a 10 out of 10.


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