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A hard-nosed, conservative Marine impulsively proposes to the liberal reporter doing a story on him and agrees to help her raise her three daughters.

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  • Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations.
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Series Cast Summary

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  Major John D. MacGillis (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Shanna Reed ...
  Polly Cooper (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
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  Robin Cooper McGillis (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Chelsea Hertford ...
  Casey Cooper McGillis (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
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  Elizabeth Cooper McGillis (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
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  Lt. Eugene 'Gene' Holowachuk (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Beverly Archer ...
  Gunny Sgt. Alva Bricker (70 episodes, 1990-1993)
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  Gen. Marcus C. Craig (69 episodes, 1990-1993)
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  Chip Russell / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Marlon Archey ...
  Sgt. Byron James (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Whitney Kershaw ...
  Merilee Gunderson (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
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  Jesse Menlow (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tom Williams ...
  Baby V.O. (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
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  Major Smiley (3 episodes, 1989)
Mike Rauseo ...
  Bartender (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
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  Jeffrey Craig (3 episodes, 1990)
Wayne Bradley ...
  Delivery Man / ... (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
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  Private Tommy Harris (3 episodes, 1991)
Tim Schnabel ...
  Billy Sparling (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
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  Gloria Wheaton (3 episodes, 1992)
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  Father Mohala (2 episodes, 1989)
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  Marvin (2 episodes, 1991)
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  Constantine (2 episodes, 1991)
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  Jake MacGillis (2 episodes, 1992)
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  Brian / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
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  Linda / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
Richard Devin ...
  Joe / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
James Larson ...
  Joey Whitaker (1 episode, 1993)
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  Zaff (1 episode, 1989)
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  Buzz (1 episode, 1989)
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  Marty (1 episode, 1989)
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  Mike Rossovich (1 episode, 1989)
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  Miss Shields (1 episode, 1989)
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  Dad (1 episode, 1989)
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  Esther Nettleton (1 episode, 1989)
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  Mom (1 episode, 1989)
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  Faith (1 episode, 1989)
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  Peach Farmer (1 episode, 1989)
Lisa Melilli ...
  Francesca (1 episode, 1989)
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  Sgt. Williams (1 episode, 1989)
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  Deputy (1 episode, 1989)
Bill Capizzi ...
  Ernie Buckholtz (1 episode, 1989)
Jessica James ...
  Dottie (1 episode, 1989)
Jamie Lynn Grenham ...
  Anita (1 episode, 1989)
Derek Stewart ...
  Delbert Tate (1 episode, 1989)
Kenny Eckman ...
  Dwayne Woodcock (1 episode, 1989)
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  Cassandra Loomis (1 episode, 1990)
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  Mike Eagleton (1 episode, 1990)
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  Maj. Buddy Hargrove (1 episode, 1990)
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  Lt. Colonel Maggie Connell (1 episode, 1990)

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Plot Summary

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 three daughters, the two get married within weeks. Now Polly and her girls must learn how to deal with being a Marine family, while Major MacGillis must learn how to be a Dad. Written by Afterburner

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Also Known As
  • Papá comandante (Spain)
  • Папочка-майор (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Far er major (Denmark)
  • Tata major (Poland)
  • Agli ordini papà (Italy)
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  • 30 min
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Trivia Polly's middle name is "Esther" (making her "Polyester"). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Undercover Brother (2002). See more »
Quotes Casey: It's GI Joe!
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