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Some Kind of Hero (1982)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  2 April 1982 (USA)
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A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.

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A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country. Written by JD-2 <Badge19@hotmail.com>

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The Army is doing it to him in the daytime. His wife isn't doing it to him at night. And his girlfriend charges him by the hour. Richard Pryor keeps getting caught with his pants down. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | War

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2 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apuros e Trapalhadas de um Herói  »

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$5,631,293 (USA) (2 April 1982)

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$20,400,486 (USA)
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The film was intended to be a straight drama but during production the studio executives demanded that Richard Pryor do comedic scenes as well. See more »

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Spoofed in Some Kind of Woman (1988) See more »

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Silver Bells
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Sung by Bing Crosby
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Great film up until about the middle
29 May 2000 | by (Motown, Philly) – See all my reviews

This film starts off like an extremely poignant drama. The bond between Richard Pryor and Ray Sharkey in the POW camp is seamlessly acted. The musical score by Patrick Williams is outstanding and very sad. The films middle is just as good, with very moving parts with Pryor returning from war to deal with problems with his mother, his wife, and his life. However, after this the film goes awry. The films keeps its respectability however, because Pryor is such a good actor.


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