Ghost Dad (1990)

Director
Sidney Poitier

Main cast
Bill Cosby; Kimberly Russell; Denise Nicholas; Salim Grant; Ian Bannen

Genres
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Description
Elliot Hopper is a widower with three children, he is currently working on a deal. It seems like his wife illness was very costly and this deal could put them out of the red. However he gets into a cab that is driven by a maniac, and Elliot crashes into a river. Elliot is sent back so that he could finish the deal and make sure that his children are taken care of.


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