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Hero at Large (1980)

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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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In an interview with John Ritter at a Kansas City Radio Station in 1980, John was asked about the home town of "Steve Nichols." Three times during the film, there are references to Cawker City as being his home town, as well as there being a Cawker City High School green and white banner hanging on the wall. John replied that he thought Cawker City was made up by the writers. Almost immediately, the radio station was flooded with calls informing John that there really is a Cawker City, Kansas, and that it is the home of the World's Largest Ball of Twine. See more »

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As Steve sits in his cab listening to a portable police scanner, he is still moving the tuner (showing needle movement) while the dispatcher can be clearly heard giving the information about the fleeing criminals. See more »

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Walter Reeves: Don't ever make little of what you've done, even in modesty. It's too important.
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John Ritter is Charming!
1 September 2004 | by (Easley, South Carolina) – See all my reviews

John Ritter is charming in his role as Steve Nichols. This movie is great, a cute comedy/drama that is sure to win your heart. John's character's charm is reminiscent of that of Jack Tripper. The character of Steve Nichols is sure to capture your heart while the story itself leaves a good feelings. Comical yet there's some real feeling in it. A story about a wannabe actor turned hero, what's better than that. I was a little worried about the whole Captain Avenger thing but its played out very well. And there are some very funny moments in this movie. Definitely a good movie to watch on a rainy day! And if you have seen it, but not in a long time, it's worth picking up again!


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