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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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We're all heroes if you catch us at the right moment. Even Bernie LaPlante. 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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When Bernard is talking to his son on the payphone, his son is watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 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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Special thanks to the people of Piru and Filmore, California; the people of Cook County, Illinois. See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bob Saget/TLC (1995) See more »


The Man I Love
Music by George Gershwin (as George)
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
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A cast of great actors in a teasingly great film
8 August 2002 | by (Oxford, England) – See all my reviews

With a cast of the best actors of our time and one of the great ironic scripts, second to none in adventure story line, this film is relentlessly powerful. Hoffman, Garcia and Davis misunderstand and misrepresent each other to a fine tease in a magnificent display of the highs and lows of being human in America in the late twentieth century.

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