Ghost Dad

Ghost Dad

Sidney Poitier (1990)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Bill Cosby has had a disastrous time trying to transfer his TV popularity to the big screen. Following the ill-conceived spy spoof Leonard, Part 6 came this equally daft supernatural comedy that, despite the efforts of director Sidney Poitier, also went straight to video over here. Cosby plays a harassed businessman who is killed in a car accident and only then discovers that he's been missing out on the joys of family life. Cosby mugs away for all he's worth, but good gags are few and far between.


A widowed businessman's punishing work schedule is cut short by a fatal car crash - leaving him just a few days to walk the Earth in spirit form and ensure his children are left with a secure future. Fantasy comedy, starring Bill Cosby, Kimberley Russell, Ian Bannen, Denise Nicholas and Dana Ashbrook. Directed by Sidney Poitier.

Cast & Crew

Elliot Hopper Bill Cosby
Diane Hopper Kimberly Russell
Joan Denise Nicholas
Sir Edith Moser Ian Bannen
Carol Christine Ebersole
Mr Collins Barry Corbin
Danny Hopper Salim Grant
Amanda Hopper Brooke Fontaine
Mr Seymour Dakin Matthews
Tony Ricker Dana Ashbrook
Stuart Omar Gooding
Cabbie Raynor Scheine
Director Sidney Poitier
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for some of its language. Available on: video
Comedy Drama Children's