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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Jerry
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Skinny Guy
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Mrs. Carter (as Martha Velez-Johnson)
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Andy (as Joshua Lucas)
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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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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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Referenced in Dog the Bounty Hunter: Father-Hood (2006) See more »

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Not an easy film to classify, but Patrick is gorgeous.
30 March 1999 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Like most action movies, this one has an improbable plot and some impossible sequences. But this can be forgiven, since the movie is primarily a comedy. Patrick Swayze strikes the right note of comic, underclass insouciance, but the film does attempt to say something about parental responsibility and father/child bonding. It also raises some disturbing questions about the predicament of children in state foster care.

There are no love scenes, and little violence. With some language dubbing, this might be suitable for family viewing.

Note to Patrick Swayze fans: Even in his goofy rayon shirts, he's still gorgeous. And we never have to see him in prison clothes.


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