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Ghost Dad [1990]

Director:Sidney Poitier
Writer:Brent Maddock
Chris Reese
S.S. Wilson
Composer:Henry Mancini
Length:83 minutes
(1 hour 23 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:4.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:5%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Elliot Hopper gets into a cab driven by a maniac and the next thing he knows he is floating around and finds himself in the lab of a scientist who studies paranormal. Elliot asks the scientist to send him back so that he could finish the deal and make sure that his children are taken cared of.

Reaction: A bit bland at times, but enjoyable.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Sidney Poitier => Director
Brent Maddock => Writer
Chris Reese => Writer
S.S. Wilson => Writer
Henry Mancini => Composer
Arnold Stang => Mr. Cohen, elderly patient
Barry Corbin => Mr. Emery Collins
Bill Cosby => Elliot Hopper
Brian Stokes Mitchell => Teacher (as Brian Mitchell)
Brooke Fontaine => Amanda Hopper
Christine Ebersole => Carol
Cyndi James Gossett => E.R. Doctor
Dakin Matthews => Mr. Seymour
Dana Ashbrook => Tony Ricker
Denise Nicholas => Joan
Donzaleigh Abernathy => E.R. Nurse
Eric Menyuk => Clinic Doctor
George Ganz => Mr. Nero
Ian Bannen => Sir Edith Moser
Jonathan Brandis => Additional Voices (voice)
Kimberly Russell => Diane Hopper
Lisa Mene Nemacheck => Jonelle
Omar Gooding => Stuart
Raynor Scheine => Curtis Burch, the Cabbie
Salim Grant => Danny Hopper

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  • Kim Basinger reportedly turned down the role of Carol, because she claimed it "horrible".