A hard-nosed, conservative Marine impulsively proposes to the liberal reporter doing a story on him and agrees to help her raise her three teenage daughters.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Gerald McRaney ...  Major John D. MacGillis 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Shanna Reed Shanna Reed ...  Polly Cooper 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Nicole Dubuc ...  Robin Cooper McGillis 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Chelsea Hertford Chelsea Hertford ...  Casey Cooper McGillis 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Marisa Ryan ...  Elizabeth Cooper McGillis 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Matt Mulhern ...  Lt. Eugene 'Gene' Holowachuk 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Beverly Archer Beverly Archer ...  Gunny Sgt. Alva Bricker 70 episodes, 1990-1993
Jon Cypher ...  Gen. Marcus C. Craig 69 episodes, 1990-1993
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Major John MacGillis is a conservative, by-the-book, die-hard Marine. Polly Cooper is a pacifistic, liberal journalist. Nonetheless, when the two meet, there's instant and intense chemistry between them. With the permission of Polly's 3 daughters, the two get married within weeks. Now Polly (and her kids) have to learn how to deal with being a Marine family, while Major MacGillis has to learn how to be a Dad... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agli ordini papà See more »

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Runtime:

(96 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Polly's middle name is "Esther" (making her "Polyester"). See more »

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GREAT TV SHOW
12 September 1999 | by Bear-109See all my reviews

I started watching Major Dad when it first aired in 1989 I liked it because it showed the Military in a positive light, and it was good family entertainment not like some shows on like M.A.S.H. I could not stand that show! all they could talk about was how wrong they thought the war in Korea was and we should not have been there It slapped at all the brave men & women who sacrificed there lives in that war.


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