Hero (I) (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gale Gayley
Warren Berlinger ...
Judge Goines
Flight Attendant Leslie Sugar
Donna O'Day
Fireman Denton (as Daniel Leroy Baldwin)


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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One selfless act of courage can really mess up your whole day. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

2 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Héroe accidental  »

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Box Office


$42,000,000 (estimated)


$19,487,173 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chevy Chase could not be credited because he was under contract with Warner Brothers at the time. Columbia Pictures was allowed to hire Chase as long as he would go uncredited so he would not violate his contract. See more »


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 »


[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 »


Features Police Woman (1974) See more »


Put the Blame On Mame
(1946) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher
Snippet played and sung by Rita Hayworth on television during channel surfing
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People should give this movie a chance
24 June 1999 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Hero is the story of a not so nice man that performs an extra-ordinary act of courage. He rescues a crashed plane full of trapped passengers. And after he does, he disappears into the night, never to be seen again---that is until a T.V. station offers 1 million dollars for the man to come forward and identify himself. Someone else takes the credit through a funny series of events that should remain unsaid.

This film is a true treasure. It not only examines fragile human issues like family responsibility, love, our stigmas that we set upon heroes and morality, but it is a damn entertaining movie. It is also a tearjerker. Not many people gave this film a chance but now that it is out on video, check this one out. You will be glad you did.

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