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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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Gérard Depardieu reportedly liked the role of Andre much better the second time around as he had the chance to play the character a little lighter than Andre had been in Mon Pere Ce Heros (1991). 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 »


Nicole: You know, one these days I'm leaving and I'm never coming back.
Megan: Fine. Go live with you father.
Nicole: Oh, you're such a bitch.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Dead Talk Back (1994) See more »


Performed by The Baha Men
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. / Big Beat Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Funny, intelligent and realistic comedy
17 November 1999 | by (Québec, Québec, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a funny, intelligent and, in a sense, realistic comedy about a 14-year-old trying to live her first love while on vacation, and also about the complex, sometimes amusing, sometimes touching, relation between a divorced father and her growing daughter... and about how far a women (not only Nicole, the teen-ager) can go to get the man she loves! I laughed a lot with this lively scenario that never drags.

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