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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.

Director:

Steve Miner

Writers:

Gérard Lauzier (screenplay "Mon père, ce héros"), Francis Veber (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Andre
Katherine Heigl ... Nicole
Dalton James ... Ben
Lauren Hutton ... Megan
Faith Prince ... Diana
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Mike
Ann Hearn ... Stella
Robyn Peterson ... Doris
Frank Renzulli ... Fred
Manny Jacobs Manny Jacobs ... Raymond
Jeffrey Chea Jeffrey Chea ... Pablo / 'The Baha Men' Band Member
Stephen Burrows ... Hakim
Mike Robinson Mike Robinson ... Tom
Robert Miner Robert Miner ... Mr. Porter
Betty Miner 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and elements of sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

4 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apám, a hős See more »

Filming Locations:

Paradise Island, Bahamas See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$25,479,558
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alicia Silverstone was considered for the role of Nicole. 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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Alternate Versions

In the US theatrical release, the bathing suite worn by Katherine Heigl, which was originally a thong, was digitally altered to cover her rear because it was thought American audiences would balk at such a young girl wearing such a thing. See more »

Connections

Featured in One Hit Wonderland: Who Let the Dogs Out (2013) 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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Funny, intelligent and realistic comedy
17 November 1999 | by MilhaudSee all my reviews

This is a funny, intelligent and, in a sense, realistic comedy about a 14-year-old trying to live her first love while on vacation, and also about the complex, sometimes amusing, sometimes touching, relation between a divorced father and her growing daughter... and about how far a women (not only Nicole, the teen-ager) can go to get the man she loves! I laughed a lot with this lively scenario that never drags.


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