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Invisible Dad

1997 PG 1h 30m DVD

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Invisible Dad

1997 PG 1h 30m DVD
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Young Doug's slightly weird father turns invisible after one of his inventions goes haywire -- and that's just the beginning of Doug's wild ride. Doug thinks his dad's pretty cool when he uses his invisibility to put an end to a co-worker's evil plans, but it soon becomes apparent that his father's in danger, and the youth must find a way to change him back to normal before it's too late. Karen Black, Russ Tamblyn and Ross Hagen star.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
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age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Invisible Dad is a highly improbable, groan-worthy, low-budget movie about a kid who accidently renders his father invisible, and it ends up being far more inadvertently hilarious than it ever could have intended. This late-1990s flop features terrible special effects, mostly terrible acting, a needlessly convoluted plot, and some risqué scenes, such as when a tween boy lusts after women in bikinis and a man rips a woman's dress off as he grabs on to her to break his fall (she's wearing a slip). There's light adult drinking and a few instances of profanity ("hell"). The film attempts to impart some positive messages about learning for the sake of it and fighting for yourself when you've been wronged, but mostly it's a spectacle of B-movie antics that are almost so bad they're good.

Sexual Content

A guy falls on a woman, ripping off her dress as he stumbles and revealing her slip underneath; son shows a magazine spread of a woman in bikini to dad; watches a TV show where women in bikinis splash in a pool; son mocks dad, saying he flunked the class on trying to pick up chicks; a woman in a bikini is conjured by magic into boy's bedroom.


Guy slams head on podium; guy punched by invisible man; guy punches invisible man.



Social Behavior

Fixing your mistakes; telling the truth.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Cigar smoking in one scene; wine at a restaurant; champagne at a celebration; man sips flask in a few scenes; cocktails at a bar.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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