Superdad (1973)

Superdad (1973)

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In this family-oriented Disney comedy, a concerned father decides that the only way he will be able to really be able to understand his perplexing teenage daughter is to act like a teen himself and hang out in her world.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Comedy , Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
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Runtime:
Studio:
Walt Disney Productions

Cast

Bob Crane
as Charlie McCready
Kathleen Cody
as Wendy McCready
Barbara Rush
as Sue McCready
Joe Flynn
as Cyrus Hershberger
Bruno Kirby
as Stanley
Joby Baker
as Klutch
Dick Van Patten
as Ira Hershaw
Judith Lowry
as Mother Barlow
Ivor Francis
as Dr. Skinner
Jonathan C. Daly
as Rev. Griffith
Naomi Stevens
as Mrs. Levin
Nicholas Hammond
as Roger Rhinehurst
Jack Manning
as Justice of the Peace
Jim Wakefield
as House Manager
Ed McCready
as Cab Driver
Larry Gelman
as Mr. Schlimmer
Stephen Dunne
as TV Moderator
Allison McKay
as Secretary
Leon Belasco
as Limousine Driver
Sarah Fankboner
as Scout Girl
Christina Anderson
as Member of the Gang
Ed Begley Jr.
as Member of the Gang
Don Carter
as Member of the Gang
Joy Ellison
as Member of the Gang
Anne T. Marshall
as Member of the Gang
Mike Rupert
as Member of the Gang
Joe Flynn
as Cyrus Hershberger
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Critic Reviews for Superdad

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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Superdad

I like to consider Vincent McEveety, Kurt Russell and Bob Crane the unsung heroes of Disney. "Superdad," though a fun exercise in camp, does not help my case. This is not to say it wouldn't be something to have playing in the background during a late night party where young adults are consuming alcohol, but I wouldn't know anything about that seeing as I watched it alone. It was late at night though, and that seemed to make it better, at least at the time. You had to be there. Alone though.

J M
J M
½

:rotten: :rotten: [b][color=yellowgreen]1/2[/color][/b] (out of four) [color=plum]The first half of this light and brisk Disney comedy works fairly well. Though typical for the studio at that time, it did have a certain relatability and the clash between the older and younger culture is quite funny, but it falls apart as it tries hard to actually tie things up. The introduction of a psyched out hippy, layed by Joby Baker who becomes overly aggressive with the daughter, quickly grounds the hi-jinx.[/color] [color=#dda0dd][/color] [color=#dda0dd]Bob Crane is an overly protective father who wants his daughter to get serious with a lawyer-type instead of beach boy Bart (Kurt Russell). Crane schemes of ways to keep them apart while attempting to undertand the youth culture.[/color] [img]http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a219/hstngs2000/IMG_4598.jpg[/img]

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Probably the least known Disney movie ever (I had to request it be added to Flixter), it's sometimes corny and cheesy, but overall a lot of fun. A good "discovery" if you're into the Disney classics.

Nichole Foster
Nichole Foster

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