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Ghost Dad (1990)

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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Poitier

Writers:

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Ahh... the joys of transparenthood. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,803,480, 1 July 1990

Gross USA:

$24,707,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,421,633
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The novelization of the movie, written by Mel Cebulash, was published about two weeks after the U.S. release. See more »

Goofs

As a ghost, Elliot is only supposed to be visible in the dark. When he returns to his workplace as a ghost, other people can see him in the brightly-lit rooms. See more »

Quotes

Elliot Hopper: You know, one of the good things about being a ghost is that lights on, lights off, I'm still here.
Diane Hopper: [groans] Dead people can be such jerks. I hope... I HOPE this is Tony.
Elliot Hopper: I don't think so, because he's probably still sitting in the middle of the street wondering what happened to him!
Diane Hopper: [sighs]
Mr. Emery Collins: Hopper, where the hell have you been?
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A Great Movie
25 November 2000 | by mikec-19See all my reviews

I happened to really like this film. Bill Cosby did a good job acting (as always). And the other supporting actors/actresses also did quite well. I really got into the movie and felt for the characters. I was also quite happy with the ending. I felt it was well-deserved. So, if you want to see a movie that has heart and will make you feel good about life, rent "Ghost Dad" (or you can catch it on tv every once in a while).


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