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Daddy's Girl (1996)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  23 December 1996 (USA)
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A girl's bright smile masks a psychopathic soul that will eliminate anyone who comes between her and her doting father.



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Complete credited cast:
Don Mitchell
Michele Greene ...
Barbara Mitchell
Roxana Zal ...
Karen Conners
Mimi Craven ...
Rachel Landers
Mark Springer
Gabrielle Boni ...
Jody Mitchell
Ruth Manning ...
Mrs. Hemp
Claire Landers
William Tucker
Dr. Marsh
Dr. Richardson
Sarah Long ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jennifer Drake


After a troubled year in school, Jodi is informed by her teacher, Ms. Hemp, that she will recommend to Jodi's father that the girl be sent to a special boarding school next year. Horrified at the thought of being separated from her beloved father, Jodi does what any young child in the same situation would do: she sneaks into the school the next day when nobody is there but Ms. Hemp is there and brutally murders her by crushing her with a bookcase so Ms. Hemp can't meet with her father. Well, maybe Jodi isn't like the other children. As other people start to come between the girl and her father, they also meet similar fates. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Evil has an innocent face


Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and menace perpetuated by a child | See all certifications »





Release Date:

23 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Menina do Papá  »

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When Jodi is first going to the school, she has her school record in her bike basket. She later picks it up from the file cabinet after killing the principal. See more »


Jody Mitchell: [after killing Rachel] Divorce this bitch!
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Spoofs The Bad Seed (1956) See more »

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Surprisingly good!
6 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

In these days of single parenting and broken families, many daughters miss out on having great relationships with their fathers. In fact, this could be the primary reason so many young women these days have terrible attitudes towards men. In this movie we see just how strong this bond can be for a girl who lost her father at an early age (killed in cold blood by his wife, something chillingly common in these days where juries are buying every defense under the sun for women committing murders).

Anyway, Jody is very attached to her foster father who, due to not having a regular job, spends lots of time with her and spoils her. Having lost her real father and another foster father, she's extremely attached and protective of the relationship. Anyone who threatens to break up their family will pay!

And this is where the film gets fun. This innocent looking young girl goes about killing and maiming teachers, grandmothers and the pushy bitter slut who's trying to convince her friend to get a divorce even though they have a pretty good marriage. I must say I didn't feel too bad when she got whacked! The music deserves special mention here, it's really dark and completely over the top in these scenes, like we're really meant to believe this little 80 lbs girl could is scary!

The performance of young Gabrielle Boni as Jody is some excellent child acting (in a fairly varied role), she's absolutely charming and gorgeous (I'm a sucker for red hair and freckles) - I hope that adult Gabrielle Boni gets some more films, I'd love to see her all grown up. In fact the acting all round is pretty decent for such a low budget small studio film.

Anyway, it's a fun film and an interesting spin on stalker/slasher type movies. This time the terror is a 10 year old girl!


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