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O'Hara's Wife (1982)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 1 January 1984 (USA)
A mourning workaholic's deceased wife comes back to haunt him, but in a benevolent way, trying to get him to change his dreary attorney life into a life where he has a relationship with his children and is happier with himself.

Director:

William Bartman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Asner ... Bob O'Hara
Mariette Hartley ... Harry' OHara
Jodie Foster ... Barbara O'Hara
Perry Lang ... Rob O'Hara
Tom Bosley ... Fred O'Hara
Ray Walston ... Walter Tatum
Allen Williams ... Billy Tatum
Mary Jo Catlett ... Gloria
Nelson Welch Nelson Welch ... Nelson Attleby
Richard Schaal ... Jerry Brad
Nehemiah Persoff ... Doctor Fischer
Kelly Bishop ... Beth Douglas
Erik Kilpatrick Erik Kilpatrick ... Police Officer
Dean Santoro ... Appraiser
Howard Mann Howard Mann ... Moving man
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Storyline

Workaholic attorney Bob O'Hara (Asner) is devastated when his wife (Hartley) dies suddenly. She returns to "haunt" him, however, (a la "Topper") and her mission is to persuade him to slow down, watch his own health, and renew relationships with his two grown children (Foster and Lang.) Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Taglines:

Heaven can wait... But O'Hara's Wife won't!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Posters prominently feature Jodie Foster even though she has a relatively small role. See more »

Quotes

Bob O'Hara: C'mon Doc. I haven't been sick in years. I'm not worried about my body.
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Connections

Referenced in Alpha to Omega: Exposing 'The Osterman Weekend' (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

I'LL NEVER SAY GOOD BYE
Written by Atrie Butler, Molly Ann Leiken
Performed by Billy Preston
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I don't care what others say, I liked it!
19 April 2002 | by I_love_busomsSee all my reviews

I saw this film over 15 years ago on Cable TV. There are far worse films out there that you can watch. I liked and cared for the characters, and that's more than you can say about a lot of films. And I remember the plot after all this time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O'Hara's Wife See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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