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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 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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Taglines:

Jack Charles Really Enjoyed Being A Father...Until His Kids Showed Up. 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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Trivia

Notable U.S. locales, in which this movie filmed, included Las Vegas, Nevada; the Cascade Caverns caves in Texas; the Hoover Dam on the Arizona-Nevada border; and the Mississippi River and the Steamer New Orleans Historical Marker, both of the latter in the state of Louisiana. See more »

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Referenced in Dog the Bounty Hunter: Father-Hood (2006) See more »

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When your kids find you its time to find yourself!
25 September 2004 | by nd-electricalSee all my reviews

Patrick Swayze stars as a father who is lost to beer, woman and the bad boy life. One day, out of the blue, his children find him but are ripped away by the system. In typical character, after seeing his children handcuffed to a waist belt into the bus back to the home for disturbed children, Swayze decides enough is enough and hijacks the bus, which leads to a cannon ball run trek across America to New Orleans, where the next heist of money will get Swayze the good life.

On the way there, he starts to fall in love with his kids and helped by Halle Berry, the reporter who has tried to stop the home molesting children and billing for trips out with the kids that never really took place, Swayze has to decide whether he should take the money and run or look out for his new found family's interests.

I really enjoyed this film and recommend watching it, if you missed it back in '93, and the music played during the chases is soulful and funky throughout, which gelled nicely with the plot, especially the last track (wonderful one, if thats its name) which took me right to the end of the credits. I just hope in the next few years we get another version of 'Father Hood' and they stick to the northern soul tracks that blessed this version. Just please please please shut the blonde loud mouth kid up, his character played too well and was as annoying as he was paid to be!!!!!


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