My Father the Hero (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  4 February 1994 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Manny Jacobs ...
Jeffrey Chea ...
Pablo / 'The Baha Men' Band Member
Stephen Burrows ...
Robert Miner ...
Mr. Porter
Betty Miner ...
Mrs. Porter


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!


Comedy | Romance

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






Release Date:

4 February 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apám, a hős  »

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Box Office


£2,003,233 (UK) (17 June 1994)

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1.85 : 1
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Although Andre is a bad dancer, Gérard Depardieu who plays him actually studied dance for many years. See more »


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 »


Andre: Look at the Goddamn moon! It's glorious!
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References Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) See more »


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Ralph Grierson
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Trying to figure out the name of the resort
24 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favourite movies EVER... I have seen it about a million times and would never turn down the opportunity to watch it again. In fact, I love it so much that I REALLY wanted to check out the resort where it was filmed on my upcoming vacation... does anyone know the name of it? If so, please email me!!! I watched this movie for the first time when it was first released and I was about Nikki's age and for the longest time I bugged my dad to take me to away somewhere because of course I expected the same thing to happen to me! It's just such an amazing setting and such a cute puppy-love story. This is a definite DVD collector's must!

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