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Heroes (1977)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  17 November 1977 (USA)
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A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to find out what became of the other men in his unit.

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Jane Adcox
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Dr. Elias
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Gus
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Mr. Munro
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Patrolman #2
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Nathan
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Storyline

It's 4 years since Jack is back from Vietnam, but he still has nightmares. In a bus on his way to California he meets Carol, who just left her fiancée - only 4 days before their wedding, allegedly just for a few days of vacation. Jack happily tells her about his plans to set up a worm farm for fishing baits together with four of his Vietnam ex-comrades. Although he gets on her nerves at the beginning, she starts to care. When one after the other of his friends steps out and Jack looses his optimism, Carol remains as the last support that keeps him from despair. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Finding the one you love... is finding yourself.

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Comedy | Drama

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17 November 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bohaterowie  »

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Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Second and final [to date, October 2013] of two collaborations of actor Henry Winkler and director Jeremy Kagan who had about two years earlier both worked together on the 1975 tele-movie Katherine (1975). See more »

Goofs

When the car driven by Harrison Ford is first shown, it has no front license plate. During the trip to the farm, a front license plate suddenly appears. See more »

Quotes

Carol Bell: I was against the war. I protested it!
Jack Dunne: And I fought it.
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Connections

References Liquid Lips (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

CARRY ON WAYWARD SON
Written by Kerry Livgren
Performed by Kansas
Courtesy of Kirshner Records/CBS
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"Lay your weary head to rest/Don't you cry no more"
2 July 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Henry Winkler is a bit awkward playing a mixed-up Vietnam vet with repressed memories of combat who breaks out of a mental hospital in search of a war-buddy who shares his dream of starting a worm farm (!). After causing a ruckus in a diner--which gets runaway bride Sally Field into big trouble (playing virtually the same character she did in "Smokey And The Bandit")--Winkler becomes involved in rabbit-hutch building (with vacant friend Harrison Ford) and race-car driving before falling in love with his new traveling companion. She tearfully ends her impending marriage over the phone while he comes to a dramatic resolution of Reality after getting a painful dose of the Truth. "Heroes" isn't much better than the average TV movie of the seventies, one with a built-in campy kick (say, Fonzie meets Gidget--with the addition of Han Solo!). However, despite some ludicrous dialogue, there are several strong scenes. Sally Field is her usual sassy self, and the emotional ending (with the Kansas song) is surprisingly sensitive and well-done. ** from ****


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