G | 96 min | Friday, December 14, 1973
Disney was a little late in addressing the "generation gap" and Vietnam-era issues of the late 1960s, and apparently the 1973 comedy, Superdad, was the studio's way of "getting in the game."
Starring Bob Crane (Hogan's Heroes) as a father whose vehement disapproval of his daughter's (Kathleen Cody) boyfriend (Kurt Russell) leads to upheaval at home, and then his over-compensation in trying to be a "Superdad" only further exacerbates the situation. There are some funny moments at Superdad's attempts to "fit in."
Others in the cast include Barbara Rush, Joe Flynn, Judith Lowry and Bruno Kirby in his big screen debut. Veteran Disney contributor (The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, the 'Herbie' series) Vincent McEveety directed, while Superdad was written by his brother, Joseph L. McEveety.
Superdad tries hard to be relevant and "hip," but falls short. Perhaps if it had been produced five years earlier, its legacy would have been more favorable.
Disney Movie Rating:
60.35 out of 100. Total of 13 votes.
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