6.0/10
1,314
25 user 7 critic

Heroes (1977)

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.

Director:

(as Jeremy Paul Kagan)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy.

Director: Guy Hamilton
Stars: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down, Christopher Plummer
Punchline (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school. He and several others work regularly at the Gas Station, a New York comedy club. The ... See full summary »

Director: David Seltzer
Stars: Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman
Dynasty (TV Movie 1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The story of a pioneer family in the early 1800s that seeks its fortunes on the Ohio frontier.

Director: Lee Philips
Stars: Sarah Miles, Stacy Keach, Harris Yulin
The Possessed (TV Movie 1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A former priest, now an exorcist, battles the Satanic forces that are threatening the students at a girls school.

Director: Jerry Thorpe
Stars: James Farentino, Harrison Ford, Claudette Nevins
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build a utopia in the middle of the jungle. Conflicts with his family, a local preacher and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix
Best Friends (1982)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Jessica Tandy
Drama | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.

Director: William Hale
Stars: James Caan, Michael Sarrazin, Brenda Scott
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Vietnam vet and former social radical is conflicted by his desire to become a teacher and his sympathy with anti-establishment student protests.

Director: Richard Rush
Stars: Elliott Gould, Candice Bergen, Robert F. Lyons
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed, eventually getting a chance to prove himself in a film ... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Robert Redford, Bo Svenson, Bo Brundin
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Bus Driver
...
Jane Adcox
...
Dr. Elias
...
Gus
...
Chef
...
Peanuts
Helen Craig ...
Bus Depot Manager
...
Mr. Munro
...
Mrs. Munro
...
Ticket Clerk
Tom Rosqui ...
Patrolman #2
...
Nathan
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bohaterowie  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scenes where Jack and Carol are hitchhiking on a road alongside giant redwood trees was shot within feet of the future location of George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch. 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: [cheers wildly, as Jack's race ends]
Ken Boyd: He didn't win.
Carol Bell: I know, but at least he didn't get killed!
See more »

Connections

References Odyssey: The Ultimate Trip (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

CARRY ON WAYWARD SON
Written by Kerry Livgren
Performed by Kansas
Courtesy of Kirshner Records/CBS
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A strong, simple story...
11 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Heroes" is not as much about Vietnam vets as it is friendship, the human spirit, loss and dreams.

Winkler plays the vet whose simple dream of starting a worm farm sends him off to find four other vets (including Ford). Fields is the girl he meets on a bus trip and who goes along with him on his journey.

I can't say too much about the movie; this is one film best left to experience on one's own. But if you can find it, watch it till the very end

  • and if you can honestly not watch the final scene then hear Kansas' "Carry


On My Wayward Son" and be moved, something is definitely wrong.

The message may not be earth-moving and the way it reaches it may not be original but "Heroes" still stands by one simple truth - nothing is stronger than the human spirit, nor more fragile.

Nine stars. Watch "Heroes" - be moved.


23 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?