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Ghost Dad (1990)

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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 »

Director:

Sidney Poitier

Writers:

Brent Maddock (story), S.S. Wilson (story) | 3 more credits »
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Cosby ... Elliot Hopper
Kimberly Russell ... Diane Hopper
Denise Nicholas ... Joan
Ian Bannen ... Sir Edith Moser
Christine Ebersole ... Carol
Barry Corbin ... Mr. Emery Collins
Salim Grant Salim Grant ... Danny Hopper
Brooke Fontaine Brooke Fontaine ... Amanda Hopper
Dakin Matthews ... Mr. Seymour
Dana Ashbrook ... Tony Ricker
Omar Gooding ... Stuart
Raynor Scheine ... Curtis Burch, the Cabbie
Arnold Stang ... Mr. Cohen, elderly patient
Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Teacher (as Brian Mitchell)
Lisa Mene Nemacheck Lisa Mene Nemacheck ... Jonelle
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Bill Cosby as you've never seen him before... invisible. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El fantasma de papá See more »

Filming Locations:

Boise, Idaho, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$24,707,633
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Cosby's first film since Leonard Part 6 (1987). See more »

Goofs

When Elliot's daughters first see him as a ghost, their hair changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Emery Collins: To call your recent behavior incompetent would be like calling World War II a spat! I could tear you apart with my bare hands!
Mr. Seymour: He's a little upset.
Mr. Emery Collins: I cannot believe you would walk out of negotiations just when we are closing them!
Mr. Seymour: I'm sure you had an excellent reason.
Mr. Emery Collins: If I hadn't stepped in, the deal would've fallen through and I'd have had to kill you!
Mr. Seymour: But we closed the deal so he doesn't actually have to kill you now.
Mr. Emery Collins: So instead I'm going to ruin you.
Mr. Seymour: This is the part I was telling you about.
Mr. Emery Collins:
Elliot Hopper:
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Demo Reel: The Dark Knight Begins Rising (2012) See more »

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Miss You Much
Written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Performed by Janet Jackson
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Not Bad!
20 March 2014 | by mnethersoleSee all my reviews

OK so let's be honest here "Ghost Dad" is not any place near to being a great movie or the best movie you will ever watch. But at the same time it is also not what so many people say it is which is a horrible movie or even "the worst movie of all time"... for one thing it is Bill Cosby back in his time as one of the best comedians and entertainers, in his prime. So that alone means that there is going to be some really funny entertainment value in this movie. The movie can be a little darker than most things you would expect out of Bill Cosby but in a way that made it a little more special. I don't want to give away too much of the story for you people but near the beginning Cosby is in a horrible car accident with a crazy devil-worshipping cab driver and comes back as a ghost, trying to get back to his family and learning what's really important in his life.


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