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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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Gale Gayley
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Evelyn
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Chucky
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Winston
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Wallace
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Conklin
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Chick
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Judge Goines
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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 »

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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)

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$19,487,173 (USA)
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Trivia

To film the action climax at the historic Drake Hotel, the art department, led by Academy Award-winning production designer Dennis Gassner, built an extra ledge onto the north façade, and worked long nights on the roof ledge and streets in near-zero, premature winter temperatures. See more »

Goofs

In one exterior shot of the plane the firefighters are seen fighting a fire at the open doorway, yet in the next (interior) shot there is no fire coming from there. 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 »

Connections

Features Police Woman (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(1788) (uncredited)
Traditional Scottish 17th century music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Played and sung during the opening credits by an unidentified chorus
Reprised by them at the end
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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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