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Father Hood
Father Hood
Actors: Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Sabrina Lloyd, Brian Bonsall, Michael Ironside
Director: Darrell Roodt
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
PG-13     2004     1hr 35min

Screen sensation Patrick Swayze (POINT BREAK, DIRTY DANCING) stars as Jack Charles, a lovable small-time crook with big-time dreams! Jack's latest scheme of hitting it big is interrupted when two strangers -- his kids -- s...  more »


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Actors: Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Sabrina Lloyd, Brian Bonsall, Michael Ironside
Director: Darrell Roodt
Creators: Anant Singh, Gillian Gorfil, Jeffrey Chernov, Nicholas Pileggi, Richard H. Prince, Suzanne Wilson-Fellows, Scott Spencer
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/06/2004
Original Release Date: 08/27/1993
Theatrical Release Date: 08/27/1993
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Excellent Cast and Funny Script = A Great Movie!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."
Funny Stuff
(3 out of 5 stars)

"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)."
Great movie
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fun, sweet and heartwarm movie. Real fun and touches on some important issues that need more attention"
Great movie
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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"