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Some Kind of Hero (1982)

 -  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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Eddie Keller
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Toni
Ray Sharkey ...
Vinnie
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Colonel Powers
Lynne Moody ...
Lisa
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Jesse
Paul Benjamin ...
Leon
David Adams ...
The Kid
Martin Azarow ...
Tank
Shelly Batt ...
Olivia
Susan Berlin ...
Jeanette
Mary Betten ...
Lady Teller
Herbie Braha ...
Honcho #2 (as Herb Braha)
Anthony Charnota ...
Base Commander (as Anthony R. Charnota)
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Mickey
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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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Richard Pryor is in a new kind of comedy...about some kind of hero...in some kind of mess. [USA theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | War

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2 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein besonderer Held  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$20,400,486 (USA)
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Richard Pryer is 2 years older than Olivia Cole, who played his Mother. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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Back in the Saddle Again
Written by Gene Autry & Ray Whitley
Sung by Richard Pryor & Ray Sharkey
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Pryor is so good
3 September 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this film, it starts off great and it kinda sizzles after a while, but it is at least put together well by one guy- Richard Pryor. He rises above the material here like no other and actually gives a good dramatic/comedic performance (his best dramatic one besides Blue Collar). While the prison camp scenes are quite intriguing, it becomes a little undone at home. That's my complaint. B-


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