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Some Kind of Hero (1982)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eddie Keller
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Toni
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Vinnie
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Colonel Powers
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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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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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Release Date:

2 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apuros e Trapalhadas de um Herói  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,631,293 (USA) (4 April 1982)

Gross:

$23,671,186 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the 12th April 1982 edition of show-business trade paper 'Daily Variety', the pre-production period on this picture was escalated and fast-tracked, so production and post-production could be completed much earlier, due to a prior pending possible DGA (Directors Guild of America)'s Directors' Strike commencing on 1st July 1981. See more »

Goofs

If the idea was to set up the protagonist, Eddie Keller, to be killed during the trade, why the gangsters bring any money?

This becomes even more unclear as the gangsters specifically state and plan on murdering him in advance of the actual meeting, rendering the need to bring any payment due to him irrelevant. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Some Kind of Woman (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Silver Bells
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Sung by Bing Crosby
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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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