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Hero (I) (1992)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  2 October 1992 (USA)
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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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Flight Attendant Leslie Sugar
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Donna O'Day
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Joey
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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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:

Héroe accidental  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$19,487,173 (USA)
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The word "fuck" and its derivatives are said 11 times, highly unusual for a non-R-rated theatrical release, post-1984. See more »

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After the plane crash the brake lights on Bernie's car stay on after he has gotten out of the car 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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bob Saget/TLC (1995) See more »

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Hoping That Someday You'd Care
(1927)
Music by George Gershwin (as George)
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
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Fun, feel-good movie
3 July 2002 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

I saw "Hero" when it first opened in theaters, and tonight was the first time I saw it in 10 years. It's one of those amiable films that is virtually impossible to dislike. It's not the funniest comedy, nor are there any "big" laughs, yet I can't find anything lousy about this movie. And as a big plus, Dustin Hoffman is the star! He's one of my favorite actors, and I'm eager to see him in anything. He gives a fine, underrated performance that's both funny and touching, in an unpretentious way. His character of Bernie Laplante is no angel. He's rude, cranky and selfish. But he loves his son very much, and simply has trouble expressing his true emotions. It's always fun to see a serious actor in a comic role. And the advantage of it is serious actors approach comic roles in the same way they do any other roles. Like Gene Wilder said, "I approach the role of Leo Bloom in 'The Producers' the same way Olivier would approach 'Hamlet.'" Hoffman doesn't act goofy or ham it up, but simply plays it straight and lets the laughs come to him with his natural delivery. Andy Garcia delivers an endearing performance, and Joan Cusack is amusing as Hoffman's ex-wife. The plot is predictable and some of the characters are cliched, but overall the film is entertaining and at times moving. Though it is basically a comedy, it has its human elements that add an earthy quality to the film.

My score: 7 (out of 10)


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