Heroes (1977) Poster



First top-billed / major lead role in a theatrical feature film for actor Henry Winkler.
According to TV Guide, the movie was "one of the first Hollywood films to deal with the plight of Vietnam veterans".
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.
Meryl Streep auditioned for the part of Carol.
Olivia Cole's movie debut.
Debut theatrical feature filmed directed by Jeremy Kagan.
Star Billing: Henry Winkler (1st), Sally Field (2nd) and Harrison Ford (3rd).
Debut produced screenplay for a cinema movie of writer James Carabatsos.
Actor Hector Elias played a character, Dr. Elias, who had the same last name as his own.
The movie was made and release whilst Henry Winkler was still being in seen as the Fonz in the initial years of the popular TV show Happy Days (1974) which at the time was into its third year season.
Screenwriter James Carabatsos was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
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).
This was the first movie that Harrison Ford was seen in after the sci-fi blockbuster Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) though the picture was actually filmed before that.

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