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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 teenage daughters.

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  • Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations.
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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)
Whitney Kershaw ...
  Merilee Gunderson (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Marlon Archey ...
  Sgt. Byron James (5 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)
Chance Michael Corbitt ...
  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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  Marvin (2 episodes, 1991)
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  Constantine (2 episodes, 1991)
Richard Devin ...
  Joe / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
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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)
James Larson ...
  Joey Whitaker (1 episode, 1993)
Owen Bush ...
  Peach Farmer (1 episode, 1989)
Bill Capizzi ...
  Ernie Buckholtz (1 episode, 1989)
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  Esther Nettleton (1 episode, 1989)
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  Marty (1 episode, 1989)
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  Mike Rossovich (1 episode, 1989)
Kenny Eckman ...
  Dwayne Woodcock (1 episode, 1989)
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  Buzz (1 episode, 1989)
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  Mom (1 episode, 1989)
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  Zaff (1 episode, 1989)
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  Deputy (1 episode, 1989)
Jamie Lynn Grenham ...
  Anita (1 episode, 1989)
Jessica James ...
  Dottie (1 episode, 1989)
Lloyd Kino ...
  Father Mohala (1 episode, 1989)
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  Sgt. Williams (1 episode, 1989)
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  Miss Shields (1 episode, 1989)
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  Dad (1 episode, 1989)
Lisa Melilli ...
  Francesca (1 episode, 1989)
Eileen Seeley ...
  Faith (1 episode, 1989)
Derek Stewart ...
  Delbert Tate (1 episode, 1989)
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  Lisa (1 episode, 1990)
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  Newscaster (1 episode, 1990)
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  Capt. Sommer (1 episode, 1990)
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  Heather (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 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

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Also Known As
  • Papá comandante (Spain)
  • Папочка-майор (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Far er major (Denmark)
  • 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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