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A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.

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Conklin
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Robinson
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Fireman Denton (as Daniel Leroy Baldwin)
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Storyline

Bernie LaPlante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him, and has custody of their son. The cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe while rescuing passengers of a plane crash. Being a thief who is down on his luck, he takes advantage of the rescue, but then someone else claims credit for it. Written by Rob Hartill

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We're all heroes if you catch us at the right moment. Even Bernie LaPlante. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for uses of strong language | See all certifications »

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2 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hero and a Half  »

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Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$19,487,173 (USA)
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Star Dustin Hoffman's Bernard LaPlante character from this film in June 2003 was ranked at the No. #203 position of the 400 Nominated Characters for the American Film Institute's "The 50 Greatest Heroes and the 50 Greatest Villains of all time" list. See more »

Goofs

When Bernie and John are driving in stop and go traffic the car they are in doesn't move. All the cars around it inch up and move in reverse through the entire conversation. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Judge Goines: Mr. foreman, have you arrived at a verdict?
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to the people of Piru and Filmore, California; the people of Cook County, Illinois. See more »

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Features Police Woman (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Hoping That Someday You'd Care
(1927)
Music by George Gershwin (as George)
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
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Under-rated movie
22 February 2000 | by (Melbourne,Australia) – See all my reviews

Dustin H is at his brilliant best. Listen carefully to his closing speech to his son(delivered with passion in the zoo). Words of wisdom about the state of the human zoo we live in. The movie has humour, pathos and some great lines. One of my favourites.


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