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Hero at Large (1980)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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8 February 1980 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Robbi Morgan stated in interviews that she auditioned to play J. Marsh, and did not get the part, but the casting directors liked her enough, that she was immediately cast in Friday the 13th (1980). See more »

Goofs

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

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J. Marsh: Mister, I have a mean knee. If you don't want to sing soprano, I suggest you move!
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References Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) See more »

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"I'm going in!"
7 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Those three words alone summarize the heroic spirit in all of us, and that is what this movie is really about. Those of you who have seen the film know what I am talking about. Those of you who have not, for God's sake, go buy it and see if the moment when Gerry Black speaks those three words don't move you to tears. In so many ways, those words are a precursor to the words of real life heroes when on the darkest of days the bravest among us demonstrated their American spirit with the words, "Let's roll!"

Yes, this is a great John Ritter movie, but as the other famous line in the movie declares, "It does not matter who it is." Watch it! And believe!


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