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Ghost Dad

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Ghost Dad

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
83 minutes
performer:
Bill Cosby, Kimberly Russell, Sidney Poitier, Ian Bannen, Barry Corbin, Christine Ebersole
director:
Sidney Poitier
distributor:
MCA/Universal Home Video
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Comedy

We gave it a C-

The ghost of Leonard Part 6. Scathing reviews (including a D- in Entertainment Weekly) helped save millions of moviegoers from paying to see Bill Cosby mug his way through Ghost Dad in theaters. But with a lot of fast-forwarding through Cosby’s silly histrionics, this spiritless rip-off of the classic movie comedy Blithe Spirit offers a few moments of dumb fun. The highlights of the film, directed by Sidney Poitier, are certainly the refreshingly, subversive performances by Twin Peaks‘ Dana Ashbrook as a teenager-from-hell and Raynor Scheine as the bearded, demented cabbie who sets off the story by driving Cosby off a bridge. ”I like you,” the cabbie says. ”Do you worship Satan?” C-