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Hero Wanted (2008)

After he awakens in a hospital, a man tracks down and murders the man that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief's associates come after him in retaliation.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Skinner McGraw
Derek (as Thomas Flannigan)
Melanie McQueen
Kayla McQueen
Steven Kozlowski ...
Lynch McGraw
Marley Singer (as Samantha Hanratty)
Cosmo Jackson
Detective Wallace MacTee
Lisa Dunne ...
Marley's Mom
Elitsa Razheva ...
Dawn Case (as Elitza Rajeva)


A man seeks out and murders the thief that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief's associates come after him in retaliation. Written by Annonymous

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions. See more »

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Rated R for strong violence, language and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 July 2008 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Anazitontas ton iroa  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Giovanni Ribisi was approached to play the role of Lynch but turned it down. See more »


At the end credits Cuba Gooding Jr. is credited as "Liam Chase" when his name in the film is in fact "Liam Case". See more »


[first lines]
Liam Case: [narration] I really wish we hadn't start here. It's too easy to get the wrong idea about me.
Liam Case: That's Dawn, my wife. A car accident ended our happiness, leaving me with an empty home, and an empty life.
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Written by Richard "Roch" Wheeler
Performed by ROCHO
Published by Rocho Music (BMI)
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This was definitely different...
5 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is a movie worth watching simply because of the psychological issues dredged up in it! The dark side of heroism is something that movies like the 'Batman' flicks usually dig up, but this one definitely has a combination of elements that will leave a viewer asking, who was really a hero here? Was anyone? It definitely hits home that there is no black and white when it comes to certain dark areas of our lives. It also drives home that sometimes heroes are anything but depending on which character one is watching closely here.

I will say this though, the character of Cosmo Jackson as played by Ben Cross should have gotten a lot more attention than what was given. Mr. Cross made THAT character real. He has a knack for that. I wish other producers and directors would take the time to give this guy a chance to prove his metal in other films. Until I saw this, I really couldn't picture him playing a Viet Nam War Veteran! This guy is REALLY under-utilized in my opinion.

I also feel that Gary Cairns deserves a pat on the back for his role. He did an excellent job bringing out the emotions of his character also, and I hope to see more of him in the future because he has the ability to make a film shine also.

Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ray Liotta may have gotten top billing for this film and they are great in it, don't get me wrong, but I watch every actor and how they bring out their characters when I see a film and I watched this one twice. All of them did a great job, but I focus on Cairns and Cross because they both have that same knack for bringing out emotions in a realistic fashion and that keeps viewers coming back for more!

Comparing this movie to football, Gooding and Liotta get a lot of attention because they are quarterbacks in the movie industry and they do a great job when they play! I love watching them! However, Cross and Cairns deserve a heck of a lot more respect than the kickers in the game ever get--that's for sure!

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