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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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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

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

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2 October 1992 (USA)  »

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Hero and a Half  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,487,173 (USA)
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This movie was British filmmaker Stephen Frears second U.S. made picture featured the largest production values he had yet undertaken, including the staging of the plane crash scene, and the tense yet comic climax on the top ledge of the Drake Hotel. See more »

Goofs

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


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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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