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Father Hood (1993)

Father Hood (1993)



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In this frequently comical road-movie, a second class crook finds himself saddled with his estranged children after his young daughter finds him and tells him that she and her brother are being abused in their foster home. Remembering that he himself was abused as a foster child, the criminal, in an uncharacteristically selfless moment, grabs the kids hits the road. They are pursued by both the cops and a determined investigative reporter preparing an expose of the foster care racket. Wherever they go crime and other troubles follow.
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Buena Vista

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Patrick Swayze
as Jack Charles
Halle Berry
as Kathleen Mercer
Diane Ladd
as Rita
Bob Gunton
as Lazzaro
Marvin J. McIntyre
as Skinny Guy
Martha Velez-Johnson
as Mrs. Carter
Ray Demattis
as Lawyer
Josh Lucas
as Andy
Vic Bordelon
as Guzman
Gregory Cooke
as 1st Drug Dealer
Cathy Celario
as Dealer
Kamar de los Reyes
as 2nd Drug Dealer
John Biondi
as Benny the Bailiff
David Pressman
as Gambler #1
John Manca
as Detective #2
Gary Epper
as Trucker
Eric Glenn
as Young Cop
Rick Zumwalt
as Burly Guy
Steve Picerni
as Swat Leader
Charles Tamburro
as 1st Helicopter Pilot
Michael Tamburro
as 2nd Helicopter Pilot
Charlie Picerni
as Body Guard #1
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Critic Reviews for Father Hood

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (9)

Most of the characters may be trapped in programmed spontaneity, but you can get a real lift out of the landscapes, the crisp sunlight splayed over gas stations and billboards, and the cannonade of '50s and '60s rock oldies.

Full Review… | July 8, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Father Hood isn't so much undemanding as vapid, disjointed rather than antic. And if this film is a romp, then so is bearbaiting.

Full Review… | July 8, 2014
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Despite its best intentions, Father Hood is destined to become leftovers in the video store.

Full Review… | July 8, 2014
Seattle Times
Top Critic

It does suggest, ultimately, that if more wards of the state would run off to join their fathers on cross-country crime sprees, we could lick these corrupt foster-care and inattentive-dad problems.

Full Review… | July 8, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The movie develops a hopelessly split personality.

Full Review… | June 12, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

A train wreck from start to finish.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Father Hood

I really enjoyed this movie. It was really good had a good cast and was a fun road trip movie. The film is amazing because of several things but I think that the main thing that works for me is the relationship. They just go through so many ups and downs but at the end he figures out what is right.

Matthew Marks
Matthew Marks

Sort of a topsy turvy family comedy...A lot of the plot was strained, and most of this movie is not worth remembering...

Shel O
Shel O

Patrick Swayze is funny and believable in a role that seems to have been fashioned out of cardboard.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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