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Father Hood (1993)

 -  Comedy  -  27 August 1993 (USA)
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A deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus. Based on the true life stories and experiences of Michael J. Hardy.

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A deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus. Based on the true life stories and experiences of Michael J. Hardy.

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He's America's most wanted...Dad!

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material concerning children endangered by adults | See all certifications »

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27 August 1993 (USA)  »

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Desperado  »

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$3,418,141 (USA)
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The bus kidnapping scene was almost done to the exact detail, except the real kids in the foster home were both girls ,the daughters of Mike Hardy. See more »

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Bad, but not one of the worst films of all time...
12 February 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Father Hood

I can understand why a lot of people hate this tale of a father kidnapping his two children and carrying them across America, but I've seen much worse, and--when I saw this years ago--I didn't think it was particularly awful. Patrick Swayze is the worried father who takes his kids on the run with him for personal reasons, and Halle Berry is the cop chasing them down.

Overall a decent way to spend a couple hours of your life. You could certainly do worse--ever hear of the film "Pod People"?

** 1/2 out of *****

Rated PG-13 for some traumatic scenes, adult content matter, violence and language.


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