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[[Performer~P85992~Bill Cosby~billcosby]] mugs so uncontrollably that it looks as if he may be the victim of a muscular disorder in the inane and unfunny Ghost Dad. Cosby plays Elliot, a workaholic widower with three children -- Danny ([[Performer~P28249~Salim Grant~salimgrant]]), Amanda ([[Performer~P24121~Brooke Fontainbe~brookefontaine]]), and the teenage Diane ([[Performer~P62231~Kimberly Russell~kimberlyrussell]]). Elliot is hoping to close a big deal that will mean a promotion, more money, and lots of perks, but a cab ride with a freaked-out cab driver causes his untimely demise. Elliot discovers that he is now a ghost and has to learn to spend more time with his kids rather than worry about money and career. Otherwise, after three days, he'll be whisked away into the great beyond. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:June 29, 1990


Bill Cosby
as Elliot Hopper
Kimberly Russell
as Diane Hopper
Ian Bannen
as Sir Edith Moser
Christine Ebersole
as Carol
Salim Grant
as Danny Hopper
Brooke Fontaine
as Amanda Hopper
Barry Corbin
as Mr. Collins
Dana Ashbrook
as Tony Ricker
Omar Gooding
as Stuart
Trenton Teigen
as Student
Bryant Edwards
as Student #4
Joseph Hajduk
Donzaleigh Abernathy
as E.R. Nurse
Jonathan Brandis
Dakin Matthews
as Mr. Seymour
Arnold Stang
as Mr. Cohen
Cedric Scott
as Announcer
Cindi Gossett
as ER Doctor
Norman Merrill
Kevin Lee
as Student #2
Raynor Scheine
as Cabbie
Kaleena Kiff
James McIntire
as Sheriff
Austin Garrett
as Buddy #3
Eric Menyuk
as Clinic Doctor
Robin Pearson Rose
as Hospital Administrator
Nathaniel Merrill
as Executive #2
Robert Covarrubias
as Man in Waiting Room
Ted Hayden
as Executive #3
Patrika Darbo
as Nurse
Pamela Poitier
as Nurse Satler
Nancy Nayor
Amy Hill
as Nurse #1
Becky Sweet
as Classmate
Adam Jeffries
as Buddy #2
Becky Katzen
as Student #3
George Ganz
as Mr. Nero
Rita Vassallo
as I.C.U. Nurse #1
Jeanne Mori
as I.C.U. Nurse #2
Mary Munday
as Executive #1


Sidney Poitier
Terry Nelson
Chris Reese
Brent Maddock
S.S. Wilson
S.S. Wilson
Screen Story
Jeffrey Laszlo
Bill Conti
Terry Lewis
Joe Kenworthy
Musical Direction/Supervision
Henry Mancini
Composer (Music Score)
Rick Carter
Production Designer
Henry Bumstead
Production Designer
David Wisnievitz
Associate Producer
Michael Evje
Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Helmer
Special Effects
Richard Yuricich
Special Effects
Alan Oliney
Jim Halty
Nancy Nayor