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Father Hood (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 27 August 1993 (USA)
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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Jack Charles
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Jerry
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Lazzaro
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Celeste
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Skinny Guy
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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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It's the Charles Family's High-Speed Road Trip from Hell with Exploding Cars at the Hoover Dam, a Gunfight, and a Helicopter Pursuit down the Mississippi River in a Stolen Speedboat! See more »

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

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$3,418,141 (USA)
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Actor Michael Ironside, who plays the character of Jerry, whom Jack Charles (Patrick Swayze) drops in on with his kids during their road trip, previously had portrayed a character called Jerry in an episode of Tales from the Crypt (1989) entitled "The Sacrifice" [See: Tales from the Crypt: The Sacrifice (1990)]. See more »

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comedy not funny
12 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Siblings Kelly (Sabrina Lloyd) and Eddie Charles (Brian Bonsall) eagerly wait for the release of their father Jack Charles (Patrick Swayze) from prison along with Kathleen Mercer (Hallee Berry). Fifteen months earlier, Kelly escapes from the Dickensian Bigelow Hall. Jack is a petty criminal facing prison time. He robbed drug dealers until he robbed an uncover cop pretending to be a drug dealer. He's also waiting for a large deal to come in. With their mother dead, the kids were left in the foster system. Kelly tells Jack that Eddie is about to be placed in Bigelow Hall. After witnessing director Lazzaro lying to the court, Jack takes matters into his own hands and breaks Eddie out. Jack intends to leave the kids with his grifter mother Rita (Diane Ladd) but their case has become big news. Jack confronts Mercer for her flawed reporting but she's actually investigating the Hall for fraud.

The filmmaker may be attempting for comedy but there are no laughs to be had. This is a somewhat functional road movie of sorts. The little one is a bit annoying. Swayze is caught failing to be funny but his ample charms keep the movie from completely failing. This really doesn't work but the basic premise with Swayze almost works anyways.


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