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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 overview, first billed only:
Dalton James ...
Manny Jacobs ...
Jeffrey Chea ...
Pablo / 'The Baha Men' Band Member
Stephen Burrows ...
Mike Robinson ...
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

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


$25,479,558 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film makes Gérard Depardieu one of the few actors to have played the same role in two languages; in particular English and French. One of the others is José Ferrer, who played Cyrano de Bergerac in English and French--a role also played by Depardieu. 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: 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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References Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) See more »


Written by Fred Ferguson, Steve Greenberg, Curtis Jones, Herschel Small and Kendal Stubbs
Performed by The Baha Men
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. / Big Beat Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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"Thank Heaven" ... for this wild comedy!
30 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great comedy and I recommend it to many viewers. The most hilarious scene in my opinion is when Depardieu is playing the piano in a bar; he doesn't know that his daughter is trying to pass him off as her boyfriend, and he's singing "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" ... all the patrons except for one woman walk out in disgust, thinking he's a child molester! That scene is absolutely priceless and will leave you splitting your sides, guaranteed.

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