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Director  Darrell Roodt
Music director  Patrick OHearn
Country  United States
4.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Screenplay  Scott Spencer
Writer  Scott Spencer
Language  English
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Release date  August 27, 1993 (1993-08-27)
Cast  Patrick Swayze (Jack Charles), Halle Berry (Kathleen Mercer), Sabrina Lloyd (Kelly Charles), Brian Bonsall (Eddie Charles), Michael Ironside (Jerry), Diane Ladd (Rita)
Similar movies  Let's Be Cops, Looper, Salt, Se7en, The Secret in Their Eyes, Convoy
Tagline  He's America's Most Wanted...Dad!

Father Hood is a 1993 American adventure comedy-drama film directed by Darrell Roodt, and starring Patrick Swayze and Halle Berry.


Father Hood movie scenes


Father Hood movie scenes

The film starts out in front of a prison with two kids waiting for their father to be released. 15 months earlier the kids of small-time crook Jack Charles (Patrick Swayze) are put in a corrupt state-run home called Bigelow Hall when their mother dies of cancer. Jack's teenage daughter Kelly (Sabrina Lloyd) escapes Bigelow by breaking a window and fleeing in the night, and convinces Jack to pick up her younger brother Eddie (Brian Bonsall). While at a custody hearing, Jack realizes what's going on by seeing a line of kids handcuffed and chained together in a line, and decides to break Eddie out of Bigelow. First Jack tries to dump them with his mother in Las Vegas, but she is a gambler and a cheat, so the cops are after her, too. His mother later reminds him that they are his kids and that they're his responsibility. After leaving they go to the Hoover Dam, at Eddie's request, but the police soon arrive. As the police approach the kids, Jack drives his empty car off a cliff, to cause a distraction and plan an escape. He takes the kids to New Orleans with him, where he plans to pull off a big heist that could set them up for life.


Father Hood movie scenes
  • Patrick Swayze as Jack Charles
  • Halle Berry as Kathleen Mercer
  • Sabrina Lloyd as Kelly Charles
  • Brian Bonsall as Eddie Charles
  • Michael Ironside as Jerry
  • Diane Ladd as Rita
  • Bob Gunton as Lazzaro
  • Locations

    Father Hood movie scenes

    Father Hood was shot in Los Angeles, California, Hoover Dam, Arizona-Nevada Border, Las Vegas, Nevada, San Antonio, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Critical reception

    The film was released in North America on August 27, 1993 to generally unfavorable reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes currently holds a score of 11% based on only 19 "rotten" reviews, with an average rating of 2.8/10.

    Box office

    Father Hood opened at No. 15 at the North American box office, with only $1,286,806 on its opening weekend. Its widest release was 643 theaters. By the end of its run, the film has grossed $3,418,141 worldwide.


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