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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Trivia

This film makes Gérard Depardieu one of the few actors to have played the same role in two languages; in particular, English and French. One of the others is José Ferrer, who played Cyrano de Bergerac in English and French--a role also played by Depardieu. 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

Referenced in Family Matters: My Uncle the Hero (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

OH, FATHER
Written by Fred Ferguson, Steve Greenberg, Curtis Jones, Herschel Small and Kendal Stubbs
Performed by The Baha Men
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. / Big Beat Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A Funny, Entertaining Movie
21 December 2002 | by Darkest_RoseSee all my reviews

My Father The Hero used to be my favorite movie when I was Younger. It's about Andre, a divorced french man who wants to take his beautiful daughter (katharine heigl} on a vacation, hoping to get a little closer to her. But of course, Nicole isn't that easy to get along with, she just started puberty, i'm guessing. She is angry and hurt that her father was never there for her and decides to give him a hard time. One day at the beach, Nicole meets handsome Ben, and she makes up a wild story about her and her dad. The whole island gets involved and the movie turns into a hilarious wild entertaining movie. I would give My Father The Hero 8/10


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