• Publication date: April 12, 2013

Ghost Dad

Workaholic widower, Elliot Hopper, is days away from a big promotion that will sort his and his family’s financial worries for good. One day, he gets into a taxi-ride from hell with a Satanic driver named Curtis, that Elliot, in an attempt to control him, tells Curtis that he is the ‘devil’ himself. This of course makes Curtis lose control driving off a bridge. When Elliot comes to he realizes that he is a ghost…

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 1990

MBC Max:

April 16, 2013 16:00 (KSA) ~ April 16, 2013 15:00 (CLT)

Workaholic widower, Elliot Hopper (Bill Cosby), is days away from a big promotion that will sort his and his family’s financial worries for good. When he misses his daughter Diane’s birthday he promises her she can have his car, counting on the coming promotion. Only Diane (Kimberly Russell) persuades him to hand over the keys early, and so he gets into a taxi-ride from hell with a Satanic driver named Curtis (Raynor Scheine) that Elliot, in an attempt to control him, tells Curtis that he is the ‘devil’ himself. This of course makes Curtis lose control driving off a bridge.

When Elliot comes to he realizes that he is a ghost- but not quite; you can see him if a room is dark enough. But then he is whisked away to London by Sir Edith (Ian Bannen), a paranormal researcher, who explains that Elliot has simply been frightened out of his body, and if they can find it in time, he can slip back in and continue with his life. Or else, he will fade away and die…

 Starring:

  • Bill Cosby
  • Kimberly Russell
  • Denise Nicholas
  • Ian Bannen
  • Christine Ebersole
  • Salim Grant
  • Holly Guthrie
  • Barry Corbin
  • Dana Ashbrook
  • Omar Gooding
  • Brooke Fontaine
  • Raynor Scheine

Directed by:  Sidney Poitier

Rating:  PG for a couple of mild profanities, some sexual innuendo and mildly vulgar jokes.