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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Gérard Lauzier (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 February 1994 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Fathers have just one problem with raising their daughters. They grow up!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gérard Depardieu ... Andre

Katherine Heigl ... Nicole

Dalton James ... Ben

Lauren Hutton ... Megan

Faith Prince ... Diana

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Mike
Ann Hearn ... Stella

Robyn Peterson ... Doris
Frank Renzulli ... 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

Roberto Escobar ... Alberto
Yusef Bulos ... Cab Driver
Stacey Williamson ... Airport Bartender
Malou Corrigan ... Ben's Girlfriend
Robin Bolter ... Raymond's Girlfriend
Steve Wise ... Ben's Father
Judy Clayton ... Ben's Mother
Bonnie Byfield ... Guest
Jennifer Roberts ... Girl #1
Felicity Ingraham ... Girl #2
Noa Meldy ... Pablo's Girlfriend

Sid Raymond ... Elderly Guest
Anthony Delaney ... Hotel Bartender
Michelle Riu ... Girl on TV
Dave Corey ... Father at Beach
Joel Goodman ... David (as Dorian Jones)
Tom Bahr ... Guest
Juan Santillán ... Tango Dancer
Eileen Santillan ... Tango Dancer
Isiah Taylor ... The Baha Men Band Member
Nehemiah Hield ... The Baha Men Band Member
Colyn Grant ... The Baha Men Band Member
Fred Ferguson ... The Baha Men Band Member
Herschel Small ... The Baha Men Band Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Emma Thompson ... Isabel (uncredited)
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Directed by
Steve Miner 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Gérard Lauzier (screenplay "Mon père, ce héros")

Francis Veber (screenplay) and
Charlie Peters (screenplay)

Produced by
Jacques Bar .... producer
Edward S. Feldman .... executive producer
Jean-Louis Livi .... producer
Ted Swanson .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
David Newman 
Michael Muhlfriedel (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Daryn Okada (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Marshall Harvey 
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
 
Production Design by
Christopher Nowak 
 
Art Direction by
Patricia Woodbridge 
 
Set Decoration by
Don K. Ivey 
 
Costume Design by
Vicki Sánchez  (as Vicki Sanchez)
 
Makeup Department
Giuseppe Campagna .... makeup artist
Allegra Curtis .... assistant makeup artist
Bernard Gough .... assistant hair stylist
Marsha Lewis .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Eric Angelson .... production supervisor: New York
Ted Swanson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David R. Ellis .... second unit director (as David Ellis)
T. Sean Ferguson .... additional second second assistant director
Darryl Frank .... second second assistant director (as Darryl B. Frank)
John Gallagher .... second assistant director (as John E. Gallagher)
Dennis Maguire .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
John Balling .... head scenic artist
Peter Benson .... swing gang (as Peter K. Benson)
Michelle Brandon .... stand-by painter
Hali Breindel .... interior designer: Megan's apartment
Christina Callender .... swing gang (as Christy Callender)
Lars Carroll .... construction assistant
Michael Charboneau .... construction foreman
James Patrick Coll .... assistant property master (as James P. Coll)
Harold Collins .... construction coordinator
Henry Dando .... greensman
Claudette Didul .... set decorator: New York
Rod England .... set dresser
Pebbles Gardner .... art department assistant
Barbara A. Kastner .... property master: New York (as Barbara Kastner)
Brian Keane .... swing gang
Doug Lefler .... storyboard artist
William D. McLane .... leadperson
Alan S. Reynolds .... assistant scenic artist
Nicholas J. Romanac .... property master
Louis Sanchez .... construction coordinator: New York
Christopher Scheetz .... construction foreman
 
Sound Department
Martin J. Bram .... dialogue editor (as Martin Bram)
Peter Brancaccio .... assistant sound editor
G.W. Brown .... adr supervisor
Betty Burkhart .... assistant sound editor
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dave Campbell)
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor
Joseph Geisinger .... sound mixer
David Gertz .... foley mixer
Tom Hammond .... foley editor
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Kini Kay .... foley supervisor
Les Lazarowitz .... sound mixer: New York
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
James Moriana .... foley artist
Chris Morrison .... cableperson
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer (as John Reitz)
Charles W. Ritter .... digital/analog sound engineer (as Charles Ritter)
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Steinbeck .... boom operator (as Mark D. Steinbeck)
Todd Toon .... sound effects editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Paul J. Zydel .... adr mixer (as Paul Zydel)
Tricia Linklater .... sound assistant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bob Cooper .... special effects
 
Stunts
Tim A. Davison .... stunt coordinator (as Tim Davison)
Tim A. Davison .... stunts (as Tim Davison)
Cheyenne Ellis .... stunts
Mike Hazelwood .... stunts
Donna Keegan .... stunts
Irving E. Lewis .... stunts (as Irving Lewis)
Gavin McKinney .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts
Giselle Pyfrom .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Norman Bee .... Steadicam operator
Guy Norman Bee .... camera operator: "b" camera
Walter Bithell .... electrician
John Boccaccio .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Bonsignore .... grip
Billy Braithwaite .... grip
Tom Braithwaite .... grip
Thomas C. Cook .... key grip
Philip Dann .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Sean D. Eccleston .... best boy electric (as Sean Daniel Eccleston)
David Fay .... key grip: second unit
Mike Fay .... best boy grip: second unit (as Myke Fay)
Richard Foreman Jr. .... still photographer (as Richard Foreman)
Brett F. Gates .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Brett Gates)
Todd Griffith .... best boy grip (as Todd M. Griffith)
Wayne Grunden .... grip
Rick Herres .... grip
Jamie Klein .... electrician
C. James Lewis .... second assistant camera: second unit
Charlie Marroquin .... dolly grip: New York
Scott McCutchen .... video assist operator
Nick McLean .... director of photography: second unit
Paul B. Mixon .... grip
Kai Morbey .... generator operator
John O'Connor .... camera loader
Paul Olsen .... electrician
Ray Quinlan .... chief lighting technician: New York (as Raymond Quinlan)
Martin Rudder .... electrician
Bernie Schwartz .... grip
John Seakwood .... still photographer: New York
Robert D. Shulman .... key grip: New York (as Robert Shulman)
Steve Spallone .... electrician
Egon Stephan .... first assistant camera: second unit
Donald Sweeney .... aerial cinematographer: New York
Jordan Valenti .... electrician
Philip Todd Velie .... grip
Warner R. Wacha .... additional assistant camera: second unit (as Warner Wacha)
Tommy D. Walker .... dolly grip
Simon Worley .... grip
James Boniece .... best boy (uncredited)
James Boniece .... grip (uncredited)
Chris Hammond .... electrician: New York (uncredited)
Stephan Lloyd Jones .... grip (uncredited)
Gábor Kövér .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Joy Dickson .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Michael Dock .... casting associate: Miami
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Ellen Jacoby .... casting: Bahamas
Ellen Jacoby .... casting: Miami
Timothy McDowell .... casting assistant: New York
Liz Roberts .... extras casting
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting: New York (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Aiken .... seamstress
Sharon Iris Crall .... costumer
Shari Feldman .... costume supervisor
Bridget Ostersehlte .... costume supervisor
Erik Spangler .... costumer
Deidre Turnquest .... costumer
Jo Ynocencio .... costume consultant: New York
 
Editorial Department
David Orr .... color timer
David Reale .... first assistant editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Jim Schulte .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Sandy DeCrescent .... contractor
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer (as Bob Fernandez)
Marty Frasu .... synthesizer programmer (as Martin Frasu)
Jo Ann Kane .... supervising music copyist (as JoAnn Kane)
David Newman .... music arranger: vocal arrangements
David Newman .... orchestrator
Maria Newman .... musician
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Ashley Thompson .... vocals
Tom Villano .... supervising music editor
Mervyn Warren .... music arranger: vocal arrangements
Mervyn Warren .... vocals
Paul Wertheimer .... score recordist
 
Transportation Department
Myra Hill .... transportation coordinator (as Myra L. Hill)
Jerry Lyles .... transportation captain
Steve Symmonett .... transportation co-captain
Louis Volpe .... transportation captain: New York
Alexander Yurchikov .... driver
 
Other crew
Jay Albury .... marine crew
Jane Alden .... adr voice
Tamara Allen .... assistant production coordinator
Eric Angelson .... production coordinator: second unit
Jane Arganbright .... production assistant
Barbara Austin .... animal trainer: New York
Tony Eugene Bell .... tutor
Michael Boonstra .... production coordinator: New York
Joan Carroll .... location manager
Martina Carroll .... assistant location manager
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot: New York
Karen Chalk Wheeler .... assistant accountant (as Karen Chalk)
Joshua R. Clark .... production assistant
David Coburn .... adr voice
Antonio De Leon .... caterer: Michelson Food Services
Roosevelt Dupich .... marine crew
Judi M. Durand .... adr voice (as Judi Durand)
Mark A. Echevarria .... animal trainer (as Mark Echevarria)
Greg Finley .... adr voice
Kim Haggerty .... production assistant: second unit
Daamen J. Krall .... adr voice (as Daamen Krall)
Frédérique Lauzier .... production assistant (as Frederique Lauzier)
Mable Lawson-McCrary .... script supervisor
Burke Mattsson .... title designer
Rob McEntegart .... production legal
Gavin McKinney .... marine coordinator
Noa Meldy .... script supervisor: second unit
Lynden Newbold .... production assistant
Ashley Nolan .... production assistant (as Ashley W. Nolan)
Chuck Pinder .... marine crew
David Pinder .... marine crew
Mike Pinder .... marine crew
Paige Pollack .... adr voice
David Randolph .... adr voice
Dale Raoul .... adr voice
Noreen Reardon .... adr voice
Mark Roberts .... craft service
Charles Rowley .... shipping coordinator
Rowan Sanders .... production assistant: second unit
Kathi Scharer .... assistant accountant
Vernon Scott .... adr voice
Debbie Sharp .... assistant: Mr. Feldman
Shannon Smith .... marine crew
Daniel Strol .... location manager: second unit
Matilde Valera .... production accountant: New York
Ginny Warner .... production coordinator
Deborah Wuliger .... unit publicist
Gerardo Yubero .... production accountant (as Gerard Yubero)
Jeff Coopwood .... adr voice (uncredited)
Steve De Leon .... uncredited
Daniel Projansky .... assistant location manager: New York (uncredited)
 
Thanks
John Ptak .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for language and elements of sensuality
Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Baha men provided most of the soundtrack for the film with the exclusion of the musical score and Gérard Depardieu's musical performances.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 stands up, wearing a thong bathing suit]
Andre:What - what's that?
Nicole:What's the matter?
Andre:What are you wearing?
Nicole:My bathing suit!
Andre:The whole thing?
Nicole:What, you don't like it?
Andre:Are you sure you didn't leave part of it in the box?
Nicole:Get real, Andre. Everybody's wearing them.
Andre:Everyone's staring at you!
[...]
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I LOVE IT!, 29 September 2003
Author: sukapesta from p-town

First time I watched this movie was on Laser Disc about 5 years ago. I liked it so much I taped it from HBO a couple of years later. The plot is a wee bit cliche, but there are many unexpectedly entertaining scenes, like when Gerard Depardieu (Andre) sang 'Thank Heavens for Little Girls', inoblivious to the fact that the audience thought he was a paedophile, and all those fights between Katherine Heigl (Nicole) and James Dalton (Ben) were just so... amusing, especially with Dalton being impossibly cute and all. Anyway, now I've finally bought the DVD and I'm re-watching it regularly.

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