My Father the Hero (1994 film)

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For the French language original, see My Father the Hero (1991 film).
For the Jet Li film, see My Father is a Hero.
My Father the Hero
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Theatrical poster
Directed by Steve Miner
Produced by Jacques Bar
Jean-Louis Livi
Written by Gérard Lauzier (screenplay "Mon père, ce héros")
Francis Veber (screenplay)
Charlie Peters (screenplay)
Starring Gérard Depardieu
Katherine Heigl
Dalton James
Lauren Hutton
Faith Prince
Stephen Tobolowsky
Music by David Newman
Cinematography Daryn Okada
Edited by Marshall Harvey
Production
  company
Touchstone Pictures
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s) February 4, 1994
Running time 90 minutes
Country France / U.S.A.
Language French / English
Box office $25,479,558 (USA)[1]

My Father the Hero is a 1994 English language remake of the 1991 French film Mon père, ce héros. The remake was directed by Steve Miner and released by Touchstone Pictures.

Plot[edit]

André (Gérard Depardieu), a Frenchman divorced from his wife, takes his teenage daughter, Nicole (Katherine Heigl), on vacation with him. She is desperate to appear as a woman and not a girl, so in order to impress a local boy Ben (Dalton James), she makes up more and more ridiculous stories, starting with André being her lover and leading to some bizarre assumptions by the rest of the community.

André is desperate to make Nicole happy (especially as she is increasingly upset by his relationship with girlfriend Isobel) and so plays along with her crazy games, and the stories they make up get increasingly bizarre.

Cast[edit]

Minor Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The movie received a negative reception.[2][3][4] It holds a 15% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Box office[edit]

The movie debuted at No. 4.[5]

Soundtrack[edit]

The film featured music and appearances by the Baha Men. The group's songs create the movie's island soundtrack.[6]

  • "Back to the Island"
  • "Mo' Junkanoo"
  • "Gin and Coconut Water (Traditional)"
  • "Land of the Sea and Sun"
  • "Oh, Father"
  • "Island Boy"

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