Hail, Hero! (1969)

M  |   |  Drama  |  4 October 1969 (USA)
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A disillusioned man can't decide whether to join the army or to become a hippie.



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Carl Dixon
Albert Dixon
Santha Dixon
John Larch ...
Mr. Conklin
Charles Drake ...
Senator Murchiston
Mercer Harris ...
Deborah Winters ...
Frank Dixon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mario Alcalde ...
Congressman Arcado
Walter Baldwin ...
Nat Winder
Peter Brocco ...
Old Man #1
Virginia Christine ...
Eleanor Murchiston
Marjorie Eaton ...
Carl's Aunt
Painter #2
Louise Latham ...
Miss Mirabel


A disillusioned man can't decide whether to join the army or to become a hippie.

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The generation gap is more than just long hair, loud music, or a misunderstanding of ideals between father and son. It is a void from which a new force must emerge, a new hero!




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I was pleasantly surprised by this little movie
9 March 2004 | by (Oberlin, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie out of curiosity for 2 reasons: 1. Michael Douglas' first movie role 2. Mercer Harris was billed above Peter Strauss. I found it to be most enjoyable, especially as I shared the anti-war sentiments expressed by main character. Nothing here spelled oscar winner, but on the whole it was well acted and had the proposed impact. I recommend it to anyone who is a Douglas fan, as he seemed to have a good time with this role. (and he is just so darn cute!) Peter Strauss as the "successful in spite of injury" older brother turns in a fair performance. Mercer Harris is quite effective as the friendly ranch hand, Luke. It is his performance that I was looking for, as I know him well and have watched his other movies prior to this one. Too bad he did not stay in Hollywood, he had a lot to offer.

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