When disturbed cop Lacy rescues Sally, a beautiful cellist, from deranged killer Rabbit by shooting Rabbit in cold blood, he sets off a spark of publicity that brands him the city's hero.

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Lacy
Diahn Williams ...
Sally
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Rabbit
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Mrs. Broderick
George S. Irving ...
Reilly
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Billings
Charles Siebert ...
Baker
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Buckley
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D.A. Winston
Mel Berger ...
Arco
Virginia Sandifur ...
Ellie
Ron Weyand ...
Captain Stark
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Slugger Ann
Tom Kampman ...
Hunter
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Victor (as Joshua Mostel)
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When disturbed cop Lacy rescues Sally, a beautiful cellist, from deranged killer Rabbit by shooting Rabbit in cold blood, he sets off a spark of publicity that brands him the city's hero.

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A young girl knows the truth. Now that truth is haunting her, and someone is hunting her. See more »

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15 February 1976 (USA)  »

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Tantalizing Portrayal of a Man's Fall from Grace
12 August 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

'Deadly Hero' is another hidden gem from the 70s that did not receive the buzz it deserved, and instead hides within the bowels of so-called rare video stores or 2nd-rate rental places. That is truly sad, as this movie has the following in its favor: it is extremely well-done, it showcases some awesome acting ability, it is mastered very well (doesn't even look 70s), it features James Earl Jones in a strange but almost brilliant performance, it proves that Don Murray deserved the Academy Award after all, it has a most interesting soundtrack, and is well-written by anyone's standards.

The movie is about a well-liked man's fall from grace after an unfortunate incident. It requires the viewer to either side with the hero or with the hero's critics. It is a very interesting character study that will leave the viewer quite satisfied. This is why I give it 10/10.


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