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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 takes the helm... and DAD FLIPS OUT! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

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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)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The lead character (Bob Crane) and his family are called McCready, which also happens to be the name of one of the other actors, Ed McCready. One of Kurt Russell's iconic roles was MacReady in The Thing (1982). See more »

Goofs

During the water-ski scene, the Bruno Kirby character is filming Bob Crane's character. When they are watching the film in a later scene, it is simply the scene from the movie, complete with edits and slow motion effects instead of what the character would really have filmed. See more »

Quotes

College Students: [Chanting] Hershberger is HAMBURGER! Hershberger is HAMBURGER! Hershberger is HAMBURGER! Hershberger is HAMBURGER...
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Interesting idea for a fmily comedy crushed by lame slapstick and smirky sentiment...
17 September 2010 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Bob Crane, Kurt Russell and a host of overaged stable-players from the Disney studios struggle to inject some life into flaccid farce about a middle-aged California businessman who schemes to separate his college-age daughter from her beach-bum friends. A continuation of the generation-gap ideas introduced earlier in films such as "Take Her, She's Mine" and "The Impossible Years"--this time, however, without the political activism. Director Vincent McEveety, working from a script by his uncle, Joseph L. McEveety (also from Disney's stable), eschews any meaningful underpinnings for the sake of yahoo laughs, such as Crane attempting to water-ski (the gang records Dad's antics with a home-movie camera for posterity, managing to capture his clumsy moves from an array of different angles!). What can you say about a Disney picture the company itself didn't want to release? Crane, at this point in his career, had developed a permanent bitter scowl on his face. His concerns about his daughter are understandable at first (and rather trenchant), but the McEveetys are too interested in maintaining the comic chaos, to which Crane's unflappable persona isn't well-suited. *1/2 from ****


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