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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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Cast

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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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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

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$25,479,558 (USA)
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Trivia

Disney paid four hundred fifty thousand dollars for the remake rights to the French original, before it had even been released in the U.S. 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

Andre: How did it go?
Nicole: He's very impressed by you. He thinks you're a great guy.
Andre: [sarcastically] What a relief.
Nicole: And I told him I'm staying with you.
Andre: Isn't he jealous?
Nicole: I told him there's nothing to be jealous of. That there's nothing between us anymore because of... Promise you won't get mad?
Andre: Why do I get so frightened every time you ask me that?
Nicole: Because of your heart.
Andre: My heart? What about my heart?
Nicole: I told him you were dying.
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Connections

Remake of Mon père, ce héros. (1991) See more »

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THANK HEAVEN FOR LITTLE GIRLS
Written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
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Great Movie for Fathers and Daughers
28 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a great movie this is. I found it full of the delightfully unexpected pain of being a single father of a teenage girl. And it is set in a tropical island 'paradise'as well.

Gerard Depardeiux brings his special European flair to this story about a divorced father of a teenage girl. They are on holiday together and she begins to add to the excitement on the island in many unexpected ways. But you will need to see the film for yourself to see all the hilarious situations they find for themselves.

There are a few cult classics which all teens should see. This movie should be added to the list. In addition to Dirty Dancing, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Animal House, My Father the Hero should be required film study. Watch it as if you had a teenage daughter and you'll be rolling with laughter. Watch it with your teenage daughter and prepare to be laughed at for months.


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