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FULL SYNOPSIS

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

Cast

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
Joseph Hajduk
Norman Merrill
Nancy Nayor
Pamela Poitier
as Nurse Satler
Dakin Matthews
as Mr. Seymour
Raynor Scheine
as Cabbie
Arnold Stang
as Mr. Cohen
Donzaleigh Abernathy
as E.R. Nurse
George Ganz
as Mr. Nero
Cindi Gossett
as ER Doctor
Kevin Lee
as Student #2
Becky Katzen
as Student #3
Bryant Edwards
as Student #4
Trenton Teigen
as Student
Mary Munday
as Executive #1
Nathaniel Merrill
as Executive #2
Ted Hayden
as Executive #3
Amy Hill
as Nurse #1
Patrika Darbo
as Nurse
Adam Jeffries
as Buddy #2
Austin Garrett
as Buddy #3
James McIntire
as Sheriff
Eric Menyuk
as Clinic Doctor
Rita Vassallo
as I.C.U. Nurse #1
Jeanne Mori
as I.C.U. Nurse #2
Robin Pearson Rose
as Hospital Administrator
Becky Sweet
as Classmate
Robert Covarrubias
as Man in Waiting Room
Cedric Scott
as Announcer
Kaleena Kiff
Jonathan Brandis
Arnold Stang
as Mr. Cohen
Donzaleigh Abernathy
as E.R. Nurse
Cedric Scott
as Announcer
Cindi Gossett
as ER Doctor
Kevin Lee
as Student #2
Dakin Matthews
as Mr. Seymour
Bryant Edwards
as Student #4
Trenton Teigen
as Student
James McIntire
as Sheriff
Raynor Scheine
as Cabbie
Eric Menyuk
as Clinic Doctor
Austin Garrett
as Buddy #3
Robert Covarrubias
as Man in Waiting Room
Ted Hayden
as Executive #3
Nathaniel Merrill
as Executive #2
Robin Pearson Rose
as Hospital Administrator
Patrika Darbo
as Nurse
Becky Sweet
as Classmate
Adam Jeffries
as Buddy #2
Amy Hill
as Nurse #1
Jeanne Mori
as I.C.U. Nurse #2
Mary Munday
as Executive #1
Rita Vassallo
as I.C.U. Nurse #1
Becky Katzen
as Student #3
George Ganz
as Mr. Nero
Pamela Poitier
as Nurse Satler

Crew

Sidney Poitier
Director
Terry Nelson
Producer
Chris Reese
Screenwriter
Brent Maddock
Screenwriter
S.S. Wilson
Screenwriter
S.S. Wilson
Screen Story
Jeffrey Laszlo
Cinematographer
Bill Conti
Songwriter
Terry Lewis
Songwriter
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
Stunts
Jim Halty
Stunts
Nancy Nayor
Casting
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