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The Movie Hero (2003)

A man believes his life is a movie watched by an audience only he can see.

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Blake Gardner / The Movie Hero
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Elizabeth Orlando / The Love Interest
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The Suspicious Character
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Antoine Thompson / The Sidekick (as Brian J. White)
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Jonathan / The Doomed Fiancé
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Wise Old Woman
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Strange, Yet Attractive Woman
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Blake's Mom
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Blake's Dad
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Secretary
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Cop 1
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Cop 2
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Man On Bus
Dorothy Gibbs ...
Homeless Woman
Robert Sutton ...
Homeless Man (as Bob Sutton)
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A man believes his life is a movie watched by an audience only he can see.

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Your audience is watching. Be the Hero.

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Comedy | Romance

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8 March 2003 (USA)  »

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The Movie Nut and His Audience  »

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$475,000 (estimated)
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Blake Gardner: Thou movie, which art on screen, hallowed be they name. The time has come. Thou will be shown in theaters as well as home. Give us this day our daily film and forgive our bad choices, as we forgive those whose movies were so bad to choose. And lead us not into television, but deliver us from that evil, for movies are the picture and the sound, and the greatest thing in the whole wide world, forever and ever. Movies Rule!
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Interesting failure
5 September 2007 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

The very talented Jeremy Sisto let his hair grow long in 2003 to play the pleasant but delusional hero of THE MOVIE HERO. Sisto imagines he is constantly performing before an audience that only he can see, and he imagines he is a hero looking for a villain to defeat. He finds his nemesis in the versatile Peter Stormare as an apparent serial killer. Along the way, he also picks up a sidekick (Antoin Thompson). The one problem is, he is an unemployed 20-something whose parents are always hoping for better from him. He eventually ends up in the office of a therapist (Dina Meyer of STARSHIP TROOPERS) whom he imagines is his "love interest." Some of this stuff is very funny, but most of the film is a series of closeups of the actors speaking directly into the camera, and they clearly were working with no budget to speak of. It shows. Worth a look by the cineaste, not the mainstream viewer.


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