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Father Hood (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 27 August 1993 (USA)
A deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus. Based on the true life stories and experiences of Michael J. Hardy.

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Darrell Roodt (as Darrell James Roodt)

Writer:

Scott Spencer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Swayze ... Jack Charles
Halle Berry ... Kathleen Mercer
Sabrina Lloyd ... Kelly Charles
Brian Bonsall ... Eddie Charles
Michael Ironside ... Jerry
Diane Ladd ... Rita
Bob Gunton ... Lazzaro
Adrienne Barbeau ... Celeste
Georgann Johnson ... Judge
Marvin J. McIntyre ... Skinny Guy
William Bumiller ... Travis
Vanessa Marquez ... Delores
Martha Velez Martha Velez ... Mrs. Carter (as Martha Velez-Johnson)
Ray DeMattis Ray DeMattis ... Lawyer
Josh Lucas ... Andy (as Joshua Lucas)
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A deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus. Based on the true life stories and experiences of Michael J. Hardy.

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The Hilarious Action-Packed Hit! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material concerning children endangered by adults | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desperado See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,286,806, 27 August 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,418,141
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Jack Charles (Patrick Swayze) was inspired by the real-life person, Mike Hardy, who also served as a Technical Consultant to the production. See more »

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Features Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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Not an easy film to classify, but Patrick is gorgeous.
30 March 1999 | by Pat-118See all my reviews

Like most action movies, this one has an improbable plot and some impossible sequences. But this can be forgiven, since the movie is primarily a comedy. Patrick Swayze strikes the right note of comic, underclass insouciance, but the film does attempt to say something about parental responsibility and father/child bonding. It also raises some disturbing questions about the predicament of children in state foster care.

There are no love scenes, and little violence. With some language dubbing, this might be suitable for family viewing.

Note to Patrick Swayze fans: Even in his goofy rayon shirts, he's still gorgeous. And we never have to see him in prison clothes.


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