Anyway, I definitely recommend this movie. ( Log Out / Who ever thought this was a good idea? Ghost Dad is one of those movies that has that sort of corney cheesy feel to it, but is very entertaining and fun. "25 Films With Completely Baffling CinemaScores", Box Office Mojo movie box office performance, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ghost_Dad&oldid=984954419, Pages using infobox film with unknown empty parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 October 2020, at 02:42. His late wife's illness was very expensive and this deal could bring them out of the red. The family rush her to the hospital where her spirit has also jumped out of her body. Shocked to see his "Evil Master", Burch drives off a bridge and into the river. When he collapses, Diane becomes concerned and races into the intensive-care unit to find her father's body. , In the film's opening weekend, it earned $4,803,480. It was critically panned and remains Poitier's last directorial effort. Ghost Rider location: Johnny Blaze leaps the ’copters at the ‘SoBe Dome’ in ‘Texas’: Etihad Stadium, Bourke Street, Docklands, Melbourne Mark Steven Johnson ’s big screen outing for the popular comic book character is too daft to be a serious origins story, but … Ghost Dad is a 1990 American fantasy comedy film directed by Sidney Poitier and starring Bill Cosby, in which a widower's spirit is able to communicate with his children after his death. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The house from the 1990 Bill Cosby comedy "Ghost Dad" can be found in South Pasadena, California. When he gets home he discovers that his three children can see him, but only in a totally dark room, and they can't hear him at times. A young girl's life turns hairy when her new pet monkey turns out to be a trained pickpocket on the run from a scheming Gypsy. Curtis agrees enthusiastically and drives off while Elliot, Joan, Edith and the family leave the hospital. Elliot commands Burch to go to hell and sit on red-hot coals waiting for him "until it snows". Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Ghost Dad is a 1990 American fantasy comedy film directed by Sidney Poitier and starring Bill Cosby, in which a widower's spirit is able to communicate with his children after his death. But he gets into a cab that the maniac driver crashes, and the next thing he realizes is that he's floating around and landing in the lab of a scientist who studies the paranormal. But he gets into a ... 11 of 21 people found this review helpful. He asks the scientist to send him back so he can finish the deal and make sure his children will be taken care of when he's gone for good. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. That's always been my favorite part in the movie, just because it had freaked me out as a little kid. A 14-year-old teenager goes to desperate lengths to get attention when her mother gives birth to quints. How did a production executive go for it? After being persuaded to give the car to his daughter early, Elliot must hail a taxi from work, which is driven by Satanist Curtis Burch (Raynor Scheine), who drives erratically and is out of control. Directed by Sidney Poitier. firstname.lastname@example.org. He struggles to tell them what happened when he is whisked away to London by paranormal researcher Sir Edith Moser (Ian Bannen), who tells him he is a ghost who has yet to enter the afterlife because "they screwed up"; his soul will not cross over until Thursday. Well, over 10 years passed, and I finally saw the movie again. She helps him into the room and they discover that Burch had swapped wallets with Elliot, meaning Elliot was wrongly identified by the hospital as Burch.