Plot & Details
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.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Comedy,Family
- Run Time: 84min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/19/1990
- DVD Release Date: 05/01/2001
- Director(s): Sidney Poitier
- Starring: Bill Cosby , Kimberly Russell , Denise Nicholas , Ian Bannen , Christine Ebersole
- Themes: Parenthood,Ghosts,Widows and Widowers
- Tone: Heartwarming,Humorous,Light
- Keywords: businessperson, father, widow/widower
- Country of Origin: USA (06-29-1990)
- Language: English