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My Father the Hero (1994)

A teenage girl on vacation in the Bahamas with her divorced father tries to impress a potential boyfriend by saying that her father is actually her lover.

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Dalton James ...
Ben
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Diana
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Mike
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Doris
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Fred
Manny Jacobs ...
Raymond
Jeffrey Chea ...
Pablo / 'The Baha Men' Band Member
Stephen Burrows ...
Hakim
Mike Robinson ...
Tom
Robert Miner ...
Mr. Porter
Betty Miner ...
Mrs. Porter
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Storyline

Andre, a Frenchman divorced from his American wife takes his teenage daughter, Nicole, on vacation with him. She's desperate to appear as a woman and not a girl, so in order to impress a local boy, she makes up more and more ridiculous stories, starting with Andre being her lover. Andre is desperate to make Nicole happy and so plays along with her crazy games, and the stories they make up get increasingly bizzare. Written by Rob Hartill

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Fathers have just one problem with raising their daughters. They grow up!

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Rated PG for language and elements of sensuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

4 February 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apám, a hős  »

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$25,479,558 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alicia Silverstone was considered for the role of Nicole. See more »

Goofs

When the father is waiting up for Nicole, he sees her walking towards the house. He runs to the couch to pretend he was already asleep. When he kicks off his shoes, one lands on the floor by the couch while the other appears to bounce off the table onto the floor on the far side of the table. We see Nicole walk in. Then when we see the father again, the straps of one of his shoes can be seen on the table by the ashtray. See more »

Quotes

Nicole: My whole life will be ruined.
Andre: No. No, no. Your life will not be ruined. Mine maybe, but yours won't.
Nicole: He'll hate me!
Andre: No, no, he won't hate you.
Nicole: Yes, he will! I'm going to die!
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Referenced in Family Matters: My Uncle the Hero (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

ISLAND BOY
Written by Eric Minnus
Performed by The Baha Men
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. / Big Beat Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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I love this movie, it's so underrated
3 March 2009 | by (Uruguay) – See all my reviews

This is a funny movie, there's not a lot of those. OK, the plot is a bit disturbing, but very original. A teen trying to get even with dad, because he hasn't been around and almost sending him to jail because she lie to impress an older boy, how could that not be funny? Plus it not the typical movie featuring teens. First remake i've seen, that is better than the original, the only problem with both: Gerard Depardieu. With another actor this would be a perfect 10, because he plays all rolls the same way, sucks. Another problem it's all the women melting over him, that's not remotely believable, he is not attractive!, y had a rubber troll that was better looking than him, come on!


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