Favorite Dad In A Spirited Comedy!
the verge of completing a major business deal, over-worked
widower Elliot Hopper (Bill Cosby) winds up trapped between the
here and the hereafter when a harrowing taxicab ride ends in the
bottom of the river. Now a ghost, he must learn how to be seen
and heard so that he can take care of his family in an
outrageous, out-of-body comedy that co-stars Kimberly Russell,
Denise Nichols, and Ian Bannen. This warm and whimsical fantasy
reunites Cosby with Oscar winner Sidney Poitier, who directed
him in the hit comedies "Uptown Saturday Night,"
"Let's Do It Again," and "A Piece of The
Action." Co-written by Brent Maddock and S.S. Wilson
("Short Circuit," "Tremors") and scored by
Academy Award winner Henry Mancini ("Breakfast at
Tiffany's," "Victor/Victoria"), this family film
is so funny, it'll raise the dead!
Collins is the CEO of Collins Limited. Collins gets mad
at Elliot (Bill Cosby) for disappearing right on the verge of an
important meeting. This sets up Collins on a man hunt taking
along the members of the board to Elliot's house to settle an
issue. Finding Elliot, Collins is set to bring the meeting to
order when Elliot disappears again infuriating Collins. Elliot
returns just as the meeting is closed but now Collins is enraged
and will accept no excuses or apologies from him.
This is one of
Barry's three smaller movie roles in 1990. He also appeared in
"The Hot Spot" and in
"Short Time" just
prior to landing his role as Maurice Minnifield in the TV series