Ghost Dad

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"He's been walking through doors. He's been falling through floors. He's been going through a lot lately, but he's still Dad."
  • PG
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 4.4  (8,422)

Ghost Dad is a 1990 supernatural comedy film starring Bill Cosby, Kimberly Russell, and Denise Nicholas. The film was directed by Sidney Poitier and produced by Columbia Pictures. The plot of the movie revolves around Elliot Hopper (Bill Cosby), a workaholic widowed father of three children who rarely spends time with his family. Elliot is a successful businessman who is always on the phone or attending meetings, and his children feel neglected and unappreciated.

One day, Elliot rushes to a meeting and is involved in a car accident. He wakes up in the hospital, but soon realizes that he is no longer alive. Elliot's ghost is unable to move on to the afterlife and instead, he is stuck on Earth as a ghost.

At first, Elliot is excited at the prospect of being able to spend time with his children as a ghost. But, he soon realizes that his children cannot see or hear him. Elliot tries to communicate with his kids in various ways, such as writing notes, moving objects, and even possessing the body of a stranger.

Elliot also seeks the help of a psychic named Madame Zena (Denise Nicholas), who is the only one who can see and hear him. Madame Zena teaches Elliot how to use his ghostly powers and how to communicate with his children.

As Elliot spends more time with his family, he realizes how much he has missed out on and how much his family needs him. He tries to make up for lost time by spending quality time with his children and encouraging them to pursue their dreams.

Meanwhile, Elliot's colleagues at work are suspicious of his sudden disappearance and begin to suspect foul play. They launch an investigation into Elliot's disappearance, which puts his family in danger.

The climax of the movie is a race against time to save Elliot's family from harm and to help Elliot move on to the afterlife. The film ends with Elliot finally at peace and his family coming to terms with his passing.

Overall, Ghost Dad is a heartwarming and funny film that explores the themes of family, love, and the afterlife. Bill Cosby delivers a standout performance as Elliot Hopper, and the supporting cast is equally impressive. The film is a perfect family-friendly movie that will keep audiences entertained and engaged from start to finish.

Ghost Dad is a 1990 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.4.

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    4.4  (8,422)