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My Father the Hero (1994)

A teenage girl on vacation in the Bahamas with her divorced father tries to impress a potential boyfriend by saying that her father is actually her lover.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andre
... Nicole
... Ben
... Megan
... Diana
... Mike
... Stella
... Doris
... Fred
Manny Jacobs ... Raymond
Jeffrey Chea ... Pablo / 'The Baha Men' Band Member
Stephen Burrows ... Hakim
Mike Robinson ... Tom
Robert Miner ... Mr. Porter
Betty Miner ... Mrs. Porter
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Storyline

Andre, a Frenchman divorced from his American wife takes his teenage daughter, Nicole, on vacation with him. She's desperate to appear as a woman and not a girl, so in order to impress a local boy, she makes up more and more ridiculous stories, starting with Andre being her lover. Andre is desperate to make Nicole happy and so plays along with her crazy games, and the stories they make up get increasingly bizzare. Written by Rob Hartill

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Fathers have just one problem with raising their daughters. They grow up!

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for language and elements of sensuality | See all certifications »
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4 February 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apám, a hős  »

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$25,479,558
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Katherine Heigl says she is mortified about the white thonged swimsuit, and has said had she known then what she knows now, she would have refused to wear it. See more »

Goofs

When the father is waiting up for Nicole, he sees her walking towards the house. He runs to the couch to pretend he was already asleep. When he kicks off his shoes, one lands on the floor by the couch while the other appears to bounce off the table onto the floor on the far side of the table. We see Nicole walk in. Then when we see the father again, the straps of one of his shoes can be seen on the table by the ashtray. See more »

Quotes

Nicole: Daddy, can I talk to you about something?
Andre: Of course. You can talk to me about anything.
Nicole: Anything?
Andre: Anything at all. What is it? Tell me.
Nicole: Promise not to yell.
Andre: I promise. Now tell me.
Nicole: It's really not that bad.
Andre: Tell me.
Nicole: You said you wouldn't yell.
Andre: That was not yelling, trust me.
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Referenced in Conan: Katherine Heigl/Drew Brees/Milo Greene (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

ISLAND BOY
Written by Eric Minnus
Performed by The Baha Men
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. / Big Beat Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The BEST Movie Ever!!!
15 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

I can honestly tell you that this movie is the most awesome movie ever!!! If you are in the mood for a comedy, I totally recommend this movie! So, here's the summary. There is this girl(Nikki) who is fourteen and a half and she goes on a vacation with her father(Andre) whom she hasn't seen for about two years. She expects the vacation to be totally boring, until she meets this boy(Ben), who is much older than she is. So, to try to impress him she says that she isn't on vacation with her father, but her lover. This is a hysterical movie from beginning to end, and I highly suggest it. So rent it and enjoy!!!


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