Father Hood 1993 PG-13 CC

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A crook's dreams of hitting it big are interrupted by his kids.

Starring:
Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry
Runtime:
1 hour, 36 minutes

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Father Hood

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Genres Comedy
Director Darrell Roodt
Starring Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry
Supporting actors Sabrina Lloyd, Brian Bonsall, Michael Ironside, Diane Ladd, Bob Gunton, Adrienne Barbeau, Georgann Johnson, Marvin J. McIntyre, William Bumiller, Vanessa Marquez, Martha Velez, Ray DeMattis, Josh Lucas, Vic Bordelon, Gregory Cooke, Kamar de los Reyes, John Biondi, Casey Coleman
Studio Hollywood Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

Movie was very funny.
HONCHO
It's funny and sad but you'll love movie just like me.
DancingInTheWind
Patrick Swayze is an awesome comedian.
Stephen C. Giovi

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 27, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
This very humorous and touching movie is about a self-centered hood, who is just days away from pulling off the biggest hiest of his life, when his big plans are unexpectedly hindered by his 2 children who are suddenly back in his care. The fact that his kids have had a bad experience in foster care does not make this movie hard to take as a comedy, but it allows the viewer to see that even a hood will try to do right by his kids, although in his own way. The conflict facing the father is that of being content with his life of crime and having no kids around to hinder that lifestyle, but at the same time, loving his kids enough come to their rescue when he learns they were mistreated in foster care. The kids long for their father to be "a father" to them while it is clear that his primary concern is for himself and that the lifestyle he has been used to for years, has no room for kids. This situation is portrayed brilliantly by all of the actors involved. So, what is funny about this movie? For one thing, the irony of having a father being the mischievous kid-like charachter getting into trouble while his children are down to earth, seeking a stable family life, but the humor in the movie is very compentently mixed with the problems faced by the kids, which are never made light of. Secondly, the very presense of the kids is disruptive to the father's lifestyle, which he sees as being more important than his role as father. His utter love of self, in contrast to his kids love of their dad ("Don't call me that!") is presented in such a way as to merge conflict and confrontation with a faint hope throughout, that they just might make it as a family one day.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 3, 2000
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I've seen most of Patrick Swayze's movies and I really enjoy his characters. However, they're usually kind of serious and intense, with a rather "cool" quality. I never imagined him being manic and funny--the exact opposite of most of his more well-known characters. Well, to my surprise, he was terrific. The script has some gaping holes, but Swayze's portrayal of Jack Charles is a totally enjoyable experience. Anyone who is a Swayze fan will enjoy this movie (which even contains a tiny segment of him dancing in front of a mirror).
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 18, 2001
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Fun, sweet and heartwarm movie. Real fun and touches on some important issues that need more attention
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 24, 2005
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I discovered this movie a few nights ago when it was on tv and I loved it. Patrick looked great and he was hilarious yet a softie
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Lynn Bowman on January 19, 2013
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What can I say, I get a kick out of this movie. Yeah it is absurd in some ways and the story is somewhat predictable, if you like the "Smoky and the Bandit" style you will like this. It stars Patrick Swayze as a tough convict who kidnapps his own kids from a dasterdly Foster Care Center in rout to "The Big Final Score" and then the mayhem begins. Also in the cast is a young Halle Berry as a newspaper writer trying to help Swayze, Sabrina Lloyd (Sliders), and Brian Bonsell (Whose The Boss) as the unrully kids. There is plenty of car chases, twists and turns, and laughs as this old school cross country chase movie from 1993.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By calvin ellis on August 27, 2002
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I seen this movie on saturday the 24 2002. This movie is soo good by the acting It's as pretty alot of action in this flick.
patrick swayne play a good role with his kids. But the kids were driving him insane. This movie deathly need to come on dvd it would be a better picture and better sound. The dvd makers need to create a version of this movie fast hopefully it should come out this year or next year that will be will good if it come out between that time. When it come's out I'll will be happy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2, 1999
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Swayze is a rebellous ex-con who goes on an adventure with his kids who were stick in foster care. Films shows Patrick in a gruff role, but he ends up being cute and funny in this film as always.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Delaina Swenson on September 9, 2011
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This is one of my favorite lesser known films starring Patrick Swayze. I've been trying to find it in stores for years without success. I was super happy when I finally put my thinking cap on and searched Amazon! They had a good variety of new and used formats to choose from. This movie is mostly family friendly and has a little bit of everything to offer. It will make you laugh, cry, and hang on to the edge of your seat.
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