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
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Ellie
Ron Weyand ...
Captain Stark
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Slugger Ann
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Hunter
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Victor
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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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Not since "The French Connection" and "Death Wish" has a motion picture looked deep into the life and soul of the big city. See more »

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Randolph Evans was shot to death unarmed by a now-former NYPD officer (Robert Torsney) over a month after its New York City debut. Torsney would later be ruled not guilty by insanity, which is what Murray's Ed Lacy was somewhat. See more »

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Awesome Movie
9 July 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Deadly Hero is a wonderful Don Murray vehicle. After seeing this movie, one can only wonder why he did not receive more opportunities to display his tremendous acting ability. Diahn Williams also does a fine job with her role, which would be her first and last big screen role. And of course, I must mention James Earl Jones, who also delivers a fine performance. Great use of color within this film also is a plus. Lastly, the dated orchestra/dance scenes are hilarious and fun to watch. This movie is a great hidden gem-if you can still find it at a video store, do the right thing and rent this entertaining film.


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