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Hero at Large (1980)

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Hero at Fire
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An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired to to promote. He decides to dabble at being a superhero only to find that it is more difficult and dangerous than he ever imagined. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Several nods to Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, including showing cab drivers hanging outside of the Belmore Cafeteria at night. And the casting of Leonard Harris, who played Senator Charles Palantine in Taxi Driver, playing the Mayor. In one scene, while the mayor is giving a speech, he has both arms raised in the same fashion as Taxi Driver. See more »

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Right before Steve and J. Marsh kiss, she touches his uninjured left arm, and he says "ouch". See more »

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[repeated line]
Steve Nichols: [as Captain Avenger] It doesn't matter who I am!
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INSPIRING LITTLE PICTURE
15 July 1999 | by (Savannah, GA) – See all my reviews

John Ritter plays a starving actor, whom is signed to portray a movie superhero at a theater promotion. On the way home, while dressed in costume, he foils a robbery. Discovering he enjoys helping to protect people, Ritter begins fighting crime dressed as the costumed superhero.

Ann Archer does a wonderful job as Ritter's love interest. Bert Convey is suitably oily as the PR man who uses Ritter for his own personal gain.

The movie has a great, rousing score, and a genuinely poignant climax. A worthy view


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