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Hero (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 October 1992 (USA)
A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.

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Chucky
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Winston
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Wallace
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Conklin
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Flight Attendant Leslie Sugar
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Fireman Denton (as Daniel Leroy Baldwin)
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Bernie LaPlante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him, and has custody of their son. The cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe while rescuing passengers of a plane crash. Being a thief who is down on his luck, he takes advantage of the rescue, but then someone else claims credit for it. Written by Rob Hartill

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We're all heroes if you catch us at the right moment. Even Bernie LaPlante. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for uses of strong language | See all certifications »

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2 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hero and a Half  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,210,875 (USA) (4 October 1992)

Gross:

$19,507,345 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Chevy Chase and Geena Davis previously appeared in Fletch (1985). See more »

Goofs

After the plane crash the brake lights on Bernie's car stay on after he has gotten out of the car See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Judge Goines: Mr. foreman, have you arrived at a verdict?
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Special thanks to the people of Piru and Filmore, California; the people of Cook County, Illinois. See more »

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Features Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(1788) (uncredited)
Traditional Scottish 17th century music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Played and sung during the opening credits by an unidentified chorus
Reprised by them at the end
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interesting premise, well executed
7 April 2002 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite movies. Its basic message is that no one is either 100% good or 100% sleazy, as Hoffman and Garcia's characters show. Hoffman plays a two-bit thief who rescues a bunch of people from a downed airplane (including news reporter Geena Davis), and Garcia, a seemingly noble Vietnam vet, winds up taking credit for it.

Basically, the movie shows the dangers of our need for a hero and the media's glorifying of such a need. I liked this movie a lot.

*** out of ****


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