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Ghost Dad Details


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


Sidney Poitier
Terry Nelson
Chris Reese
Brent Maddock
S.S. Wilson
Screen Story
S.S. Wilson
Jeffrey Laszlo
Henry Mancini
Composer (Music Score)
Terry Lewis
Joe Kenworthy
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bill Conti
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