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Topper (1979)

A recently deceased couple try, any way they can, to get into heaven rather than wander the Earth as invisible souls with no purpose.

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Charles S. Dubin

Writers:

Mary Ann Kasica (teleplay) (as Maryanne Kasica), George Kirgo (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Jackson ... Marion Kerby
Andrew Stevens ... George Kerby
Jack Warden ... Cosmo Topper
Rue McClanahan ... Clara Topper
James Karen ... Fred Korbell
Macon McCalman ... Wilkins the Butler
Charles Siebert ... Stan Ogilvy
Larry Gelman ... Mechanic
Gloria LeRoy Gloria LeRoy ... Saleswoman
Estelle Omens Estelle Omens ... Lucy Johnson
Lois Hamilton ... Charlene (as Lois Areno)
Frances Bay ... Mrs. Quincy
Gregory Chase Gregory Chase ... Steve
Ellen March Ellen March ... Hostess
Mary Peters Mary Peters ... Marsha
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A recently deceased couple try, any way they can, to get into heaven rather than wander the Earth as invisible souls with no purpose.

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mies joka ei osannut pitää hauskaa See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This television film was made as a Pilot for a proposed TV series starring Jackson and Stevens. See more »

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Remake of Topper (1937) See more »

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An unsuccessful variation
15 April 2002 | by NozzSee all my reviews

The Topper story is funny because it's terrifyingly serious. Images of the dead warn a man that his time is limited and that he's wasting what little there is of it.

In the TV series, Topper was a beaten-down man, his life colorless because he is becalmed somewhere between failure and success. In this new version, Topper is a great success in business and the point is that when you reach the top, there's nothing there for you. It's an interesting variation, but nobody seems to have found it a fruitful source of humor.


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