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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 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 »
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Details

Country:

France | USA

Language:

French | English

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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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although André is a bad dancer, Gérard Depardieu, who plays him, actually studied dance for many years. 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: I'm having an affair with my phone machine.
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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 Troldspejlet: Episode dated 9 April 1994 (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

BACK TO THE ISLAND
Written by Ronnie Butler and Eddie Rolle
Performed by The Baha Men
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. / Big Beat Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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being cool,a lesson learned the hard and funny way
17 July 2010 | by jimakrosSee all my reviews

This movie is a funny comedy about a father and daughter vacationing at some tropical island,where the daughter falls for some boy and trying to pass for what she thinks is "cool",she makes up a preposterous story about her father. I read some of the negative comments,i think those people didn't get the main point of this movie,that exactly because the lie is so preposterous,all the situations are so funny. Besides the funny situations ,the movie has a few nice points to make,that young people often lie to appear "cool" but the only cool thing of course is to be who you are.Then,also it makes a nice point even though its exaggerated of course,what hardships good parents have to go through for their children's happiness.Also,that parents ,sometimes can also learn from their kids about their own life. Depardieu is great in this,and Heigl is also good.i don't agree that there is a huge difference between this version and the French one. In the French one,Depardieu has naturally some more facility with the language but he does a good job in English,also the American version has better production values than the french one and has some extra jokes about what Americans think about the French stereotype,which are funny and don't exist in the French version.


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