My Father the Hero Turns 20: Did Katherine Heigl's 1994 Look Inspire Miley Cyrus's 2014 Style?

02/05/2014 at 12:35 PM EST

Miley Cyrus's Wardrobe Looks Like Swimsuit from My Father the Hero
Miley Cyrus and Katherine Heigl
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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Twenty years ago this week, Disney released the "family" comedy My Father the Hero. With it's bizarre father-daughter plot dynamics and a certain '90s flair, the film is now a cult classic and, by appearances, a fashion inspiration to Miley Cyrus.

Starring Gérard Depardieu and a 14 year old Katherine Heigl, My Father the Hero is the story of an estranged father trying to win back his daughter's affection by taking her on vacation to the Bahamas. Things get weird when the girl, played by Heigl, attempts to impress a boy by pretending her dad (Depardieu) is actually her lover.

One of the stand-out scenes from the film's questionable storyline shows Heigl sporting a skimpy bathing suit in an attempt to attract male attention at the resort. Looking back, the swimsuit's revealing, hip-high cut is a near twin to the bodysuits pop star Miley Cyrus has recently been favoring. Could the singer's collection of bikini line defying pieces be a tribute to the film?

No stranger to controversy, it wouldn't be a shock if Cyrus paired with Depardieu to bring My Father the Hero back to the big screen. Hello, Kickstarter campaign!

Get a refresher on Leonard Maltin's Father's Day favorite below, then imagine how perfectly Cyrus would fit in Heigl's skimpy wardrobe.



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