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Invisible Dad (1998)

Doug Baily's father is weird, but a strange machine in the garage now makes him invisible too. Its a roller coaster ride of fun and hijinks as Doug tries to turn his invisible dad back to ... See full summary »


Fred Olen Ray


Steve Latshaw (screenplay), Fred Olen Ray (story)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Black ... Courtney Whitmer
Charles Dierkop ... Mr. Weiderman
Daran Norris ... Andrew Baily
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Sandy Collier
William Meyers William Meyers ... Doug Baily
Steve Scionti Steve Scionti ... Duncan Gilbert
Nicholas Dunn Nicholas Dunn ... Jimmy
Robert Donavan ... Gerald Rivington / J. Emerson Rivington
Ross Hagen ... Stillwell
Shayna Ryan ... Shari Vall
Vicki Skinner Vicki Skinner ... Mrs. Weiderman
Mark Kadlec Mark Kadlec ... Artie
Hoke Howell ... Mr. Wilson
Carl Lamb Carl Lamb ... Detective
John Maynard John Maynard ... Algernon


Doug Baily's father is weird, but a strange machine in the garage now makes him invisible too. Its a roller coaster ride of fun and hijinks as Doug tries to turn his invisible dad back to normal again. Written by Tim Briscoe <briscoe@iquest.net>

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Now you see him ... now you don't


Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild sensuality, language and violence | See all certifications »






Release Date:

24 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hilfe, mein Dad ist unsichtbar See more »

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Did You Know?


Features Daran Norris, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and Peter Spellos, all three are voice actors. See more »


During the scene in the police station when the cop and store owner are getting hit by the mop wielded by the invisible dad, you can clearly see a non-invisible hand at the edge of the screen holding the mop and poking it at the pair. See more »


Referenced in Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #6 (2014) See more »

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Just Plain Sad
6 March 2004 | by techi3See all my reviews

When I borrowed this movie, I wasn't expecting a high-quality performance, but this was just sad.

Most of the acting was so unbelievably bad that you couldn't easily get into this movie if you tried. There's nothing quite like seeing a kid announce things like "Oh no! My Dad is invisible!" or "I wonder what this does?" in the same monotone that one might announce traffic advisories over the radio with. There are some good actors, but they are wasted on smaller parts.

The story is decent, though it would be fairly easy to guess, considering that there aren't too many real plot changes. Lots of holes, too. For example, the Dad is invisible, and the inventor figures out what part is needed to make him visible again. So the boy goes and steals the part from an electronics store. Couldn't he just ask his Dad for the cash?

This shows up in the Comedy category, but most of the comedy in this movie was fairly dumb, like the Invisible Dad taking off his clothes while invisible and then almost reappearing naked during a meeting, or walking around with his head covered at all times. Funny at first, but it gets old.

2/5, because it is watchable, and it's one of those movies that are funny in their own way... like the monotone recitation of lines.

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