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Abba Ganuv (1987)

Respectable single father and tour boat captain Chico fights tooth and nail to maintain custody of his dear son Ben while developing a romantic relationship with beautiful lawyer Galia.

Director:

Jacob Goldwasser (as Yankol Goldwasser)

Writers:

Haim Marin (screenwriter), Pini Eden (idea)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yehuda Barkan ... Yitzhak 'Chiko' Ben David
Alona Kimhi ... Galia Reshef
Ben Tzion Ben Tzion ... Ben Ben David
Keren Mor ... Maggie Weinberg
Uri Shamir Uri Shamir ... Lawyer Natan Kugler
Gita Luka ... Sonia
Leni Ravitz Leni Ravitz ... Sam Weinberg
Dan Harden Dan Harden ... Judge
Zare Vartanian Zare Vartanian ... Morduch
Yaacov Cohen ... Beber
Yarden Ross Yarden Ross ... Tina
Aryeh Cherner Aryeh Cherner ... Ringo
Ilana Berkovitz ... Efrat Reshef
Yael Amit ... Shula
Dodi Shoshani Dodi Shoshani
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Respectable single father and tour boat captain Chico fights tooth and nail to maintain custody of his dear son Ben while developing a romantic relationship with beautiful lawyer Galia.

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Drama | Comedy

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

1987 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

The Skipper See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv, Israel See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Roy Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

Hayim Gnuvim
Words by Ilan Goldhirsch
Music and Performance by Moshe Hillel
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A heart warming story...
29 September 2002 | by DolphinBoySee all my reviews

Abba Ganuv (1988), "Cool Dad" in a loose translation, is the heart warming story of single father "chiko Ben David" a struggling sailor and his only son "Ben".

this story,spreading over 3 sequels, is all about the struggle of a father and his son to stay together in spite of the mother's constant attempts to claim her son back after years of leaving him since he was a baby, in order to find a better life for herself.


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