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Superdad (1973)

Charlie McCready is a worried father. His daughter, Wendy will be attending college in the fall, and he feels the crowd she's hanging out with has no ambition, especially her boyfriend, ... See full summary »

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

Joseph L. McEveety (screenplay), Harlan Ware (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Crane ... Charlie McCready
Kurt Russell ... Bart
Barbara Rush ... Sue McCready
Joe Flynn ... Cyrus Hershberger
Kathleen Cody ... Wendy McCready
Joby Baker ... Klutch
Dick Van Patten ... Ira Kushaw
Bruno Kirby ... Stanley (as B. Kirby Jr.)
Judith Lowry ... Mother Barlow
Ivor Francis ... Dr. Skinner on TV
Jonathan Daly Jonathan Daly ... Rev. Griffith
Naomi Stevens ... Mrs. Levin
Nicholas Hammond ... Roger Rhinehurst
Jack Manning Jack Manning ... Justice of the Peace (as John Manning)
Jim Wakefield Jim Wakefield ... House Manager
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Storyline

Charlie McCready is a worried father. His daughter, Wendy will be attending college in the fall, and he feels the crowd she's hanging out with has no ambition, especially her boyfriend, Bart. He knows that Wendy's friends will all be attending the same college, so, he concocts a plan where Wendy will receive a scholarship to a different college. This college being the same one where his wife attended. All goes as planned. Wendy attends Huttington and sees less of her old crowd. Soon Charlie's plan backfires, Wendy discovers her fathers scholarship plan and becomes rebellious. When she starts dating a hippie artist, Charlie realizes he has made a big mistake and must do something before Wendy goes too far. Written by Kelly

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Young love is making waves...and Dad's about to get beached! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Son-in-Law for Charlie McCready See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is referenced in Paul Schrader's Auto Focus (2002), his biopic about the life and death of lead actor Bob Crane. Greg Kinnear, who played Crane in the film, enacts a couple of the scenes from Superdad (1973). See more »

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The size and shape of the paint stains on Charlie's suit and face during the fight with the artist. See more »

Quotes

College Students: [Chanting] Hershberger is HAMBURGER! Hershberger is HAMBURGER! Hershberger is HAMBURGER! Hershberger is HAMBURGER...
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Super bad....
31 August 1999 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

I wanted to like this film. Really.

After all, any Disney film with Russell, Flynn and even a young Kirby has to have something good, doesn't it?

Well, usually.

As a father who can't stand the thought of letting go of his little girl, Crane is kind of irritating as the "Superdad" of the title.

Did I say "kind of"? Scratch that: VERY irritating.

The main picture in my mind is of Crane screaming like a girl while taking a high water ski jump. After that, I'd just stay home and tell my daughter to go and have a good time.

At least Flynn's around for laughs. Why couldn't he have been the dad? Now that would have been really super.

Two stars, plus a half star extra for Flynn. Way to go, Joe.


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