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The Hero (1971)

Bloomfield (original title)
PG | | Drama | August 1972 (USA)
Sir Richard Harris portrays Eitan, yesterday's football hero waiting for tomorrow. A man who has nothing left but guts. He consults the unheroic prospects of having to find a new profession... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eitan
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Nira
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Nimrod
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Weiner
Shraga Friedman ...
Chairman
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Teddy
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Bank Manager
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Eldad
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Avraham
Sarah Moor ...
Sarah
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Menachem
Zvi Yaron ...
Nimrod's Father
Beyla Genauer ...
Nimrod's Mother
Amnon Berenson ...
Bulldozer Foreman
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Sir Richard Harris portrays Eitan, yesterday's football hero waiting for tomorrow. A man who has nothing left but guts. He consults the unheroic prospects of having to find a new profession and having to face a loving woman who doesn't understand his problems. Written by alfiehitchie

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Sir Richard Harris took over direction from Uri Zohar, after ten days of filming. See more »

Soundtracks

Opening (Nimrod's Theme)
Music by Johnny Harris, Lyrics by Niall Connery & Bill Whelan
Performed by Johnny Harris Orchestra
Written By - Wheelan/Connery
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I have never seen it, but the soundtrack contains some great music
16 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best, and least remembered "supergroups" from England (in the 1970's) was Heads, Hands and Feet. They started out as Poet And the One Man Band and had one LP issued in 1969 on UK Verve and US Paramount. They were fronted by Tony Colton and Ray Smith and this LP had the legendary Albert Lee on guitar. Their rhythm section changed and they became Heads, Hands and Feet. Unbelievably, they recorded an entire album in 1970 ("Home From Home") that was not released anywhere until 1995, when it was issued first the time time on UK See for Miles.

They signed to US Capitol and US Island in 1971 and the promptly issued a 2-LP set in the US, but the UK release was only a single LP. They recorded "Tracks" in 1972 and a couple of songs for this film.

Finally, they signed to US and UK Atlantic and recorded "Old Soldiers Never Die" in 1973 and promptly broke up.

The three tracks from this film were issued on a US Capitol and now the soundtrack for this film is available on UK Castle as "Bloomfield", the original title.

I'd love to see the film....the soundtrack is swell.


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