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
Screenplay by Francis Veber
Charlie Peters
Based on Mon père, ce héros
1991 film 
by Gérard Lauzier
Starring Gérard Depardieu
Katherine Heigl
Dalton James
Lauren Hutton
Faith Prince
Stephen Tobolowsky
Music by David Newman
Cinematography Daryn Okada
Edited by Marshall Harvey
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release dates
February 4, 1994
Running time
90 minutes
Country France / United States
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.


The filming for the film occurred during the summer of 1993.


André (Gérard Depardieu), a Frenchman divorced from his wife, takes his teenage daughter, Nicole (Katherine Heigl), on vacation with him to The Bahamas. 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.


Minor Cast[edit]


The film received a negative reception.[2][3][4] It holds a 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 14 reviews.

Box office[edit]

The film debuted at No. 4 behind Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Mrs. Doubtfire and Philadelphia.[5]


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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