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51 Ratings

Where's Poppa?

Directed by Carl Reiner
United States, 1970


When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging, senile mother, even though he promised his late father that he’d always take care of her.

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Where's Poppa? Directed by Carl Reiner

Awards & Festivals

Writers Guild of America

1971 | Nominee: Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium (Screen)

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1971 | 2nd place: Best Actor

Critics reviews

Where’s Poppa? is . . . punchier and more deeply satirical [than Fire Sale], well directed by Reiner, and featuring a performance by Segal that’s wonderfully manic and desperately despairing and, yet, very human and likable.
July 24, 2017
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With her inimitable line readings and face-scrunching expressions, Ms. Gordon — who was in her mid-70s when “Where’s Poppa?” was made — is one of the most ruthless clowns to ever appear before the camera. Her imperiously addled Mrs. Hocheiser is one of the period’s great comic creations, as well as one of the most disturbing.
October 07, 2016
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