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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 »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 (Gérard Depardieu), a Frenchman divorced from his American wife takes his teenage daughter, Nicole (Katherine Heigl), 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!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Gérard Depardieu dubbed himself for the French version. All of the French jokes were changed in this version. 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

Andre: To you I probably seem old.
Nicole: You are old.
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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

Referenced in Psych: Daredevils! (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

GIN AND COCONUT WATER (Traditional)
Performed by The Baha Men
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. / Big Beat Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A silly idea, but quite a good movie.
4 November 2001 | by famousgir1See all my reviews

Andre hasn't seen his teenage daughter Nicole in a couple of years, so when they meet up again he takes her on holiday, so they can spend some time together. Things are going well and when Nicole meets a local guy named Ben at the holiday resort, she's desperate to make a good impression and tries to appear more as a woman than the young girl she is. So, she ends up making up ridiculous stories, in order to do just that. One of these stories that she makes up is that she tells everyone, including Ben that her father Andre is her lover. In order to make his daughter happy, Andre agrees goes along with Nicole in pretending he's her lover, which leaves things going even more ridiculous than they already are.

Gérard Depardieu plays the father Andre here and to tell you the truth he doesn't really suit comedy, but he does okay here. The brilliant Alicia Silverstone was meant to have the role as Nicole and she would of been much better than Katherine Heigl, still Heigl is okay here too.

My Father The Hero is a strange comedy, (I mean come on, a father pretending to be his daughters boyfriend. ?) but it's quite good and if you like silly fun comedies than your bound to like this movie.


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

4 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paradise Island, Bahamas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,645,251, 6 February 1994

Gross USA:

$25,479,558

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,479,558
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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