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Topper (1979)

A recently deceased couple try, any way they can, to get into heaven rather than wander the Earth as invisible souls with no purpose.

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Charles S. Dubin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Jackson ... Marion Kerby
Andrew Stevens ... George Kerby
Jack Warden ... Cosmo Topper
Rue McClanahan ... Clara Topper
James Karen ... Fred Korbell
Macon McCalman ... Wilkins the Butler
Charles Siebert ... Stan Ogilvy
Larry Gelman ... Mechanic
Gloria LeRoy Gloria LeRoy ... Saleswoman
Estelle Omens Estelle Omens ... Lucy Johnson
Lois Hamilton ... Charlene (as Lois Areno)
Frances Bay ... Mrs. Quincy
Gregory Chase Gregory Chase ... Steve
Ellen March Ellen March ... Hostess
Mary Peters Mary Peters ... Marsha
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A recently deceased couple try, any way they can, to get into heaven rather than wander the Earth as invisible souls with no purpose.

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remake | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mies joka ei osannut pitää hauskaa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cosmo Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This television film was made as a Pilot for a proposed TV series starring Jackson and Stevens. See more »

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Remake not so good.
7 November 1999 | by Springer-4See all my reviews

This remake of the wonderful Topper movies and early TV series lacks a few things...plot, acting, sets. Even the talented Rue McClanahan and Jack Warden seem as though they'd rather be anywhere else! I'm afraid that Kate Jackson and her husband at the time, Andrew Stevens, don't even come close to the charm of Constance Bennett and Roland Young in the Topper movies. And as for a snappy ghostly presence, the early TV series starring the amazing husband and wife team of Anne Jefferys and Robert Sterling, has it all over this boring version.


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