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Ghost Dad (1990)

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A widowed father tries to support his children after he becomes a ghost in an accident.

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, a widower with three children, is currently working on a deal. His late wife's illness was very expensive and this deal could bring them out of the red. But he gets into a cab that the maniac driver crashes, and the next thing he realizes is that he's floating around and landing in the lab of a scientist who studies the paranormal. He asks the scientist to send him back so he can finish the deal and make sure his children will be taken care of when he's gone for good. 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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Trivia

Premiered in the U.S. in late June 1990, two weeks before Ghost (1990). At least five crew members worked on both movies. See more »

Goofs

The song "Miss You Much," by Terry Lewis, is credited to Jerry Lewis in the end credits. See more »

Quotes

Elliot Hopper: Mr. Nero, how are you?
Mr. Nero: Oh, good. I'm eating solid foods again.
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Connections

Referenced in Alone Together: Property Management (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Strong As Steel
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Gladys Knight
Produced by A.Z. Groove for Groove Specialist Productions
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Strong candidate for bottom 100 list
28 June 1999 | by AltairaSee all my reviews

This movie is probably the worst I have ever seen, and I saw both of the Problem Child disasters. Bill Cosby, a normally competent TV actor fails here as does the rest of the cast--most of whom have a serious lack of acting skills (especially the daughter in the hospital scenes.) The writing is childish, nose-wrinklingly weak and so boring I found myself wondering who put up the money to actually produce this monstrosity. The end, which is supposed to be touching, is the only enjoyable part because the credits are soon to roll. Personally, I'd be embarrassed to have my name appear in connection to this cinematic mistake.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Dad See more »

Filming Locations:

Boise, Idaho, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,803,480, 1 July 1990

Gross USA:

$24,707,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,421,633
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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