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Hero Wanted (2008)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  10 July 2008 (Russia)
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After he awakens in a hospital, a man tracks down and murders the man that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief's associates come after him in retaliation.

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A man seeks out and murders the thief that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief's associates come after him in retaliation. Written by Annonymous

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Rated R for strong violence, language and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Vinnie Jones was initially set to play the role of Skinner but couldn't due to filming commitments on Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train (2008). See more »

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After the cops find the dead body in the bathroom of the nightclub there is a scene where the two detectives play pool in a bar. In one split of a second you can see the que ball on the table but once the pool table is off camera the detective is clearly hitting a different ball. See more »

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[first lines]
Liam Case: [narration] I really wish we hadn't start here. It's too easy to get the wrong idea about me.
[photograph]
Liam Case: That's Dawn, my wife. A car accident ended our happiness, leaving me with an empty home, and an empty life.
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Blue Dreams
Written by D. DiFonzo and Scott Schreer (as Scott P. Schreer) (BMI)
Published by Freeplaymusic (BMI)
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Very Good
31 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Liam Case (Gooding) is shot and left for dead during a botched bank robbery. When healed, he decides to go after the robbers.

This is a very violent film so be prepared. For the longest time you have no real idea what is going on. It's like watching something in a time continuum kind of thing as in CRASH and VANTAGE POINT, and it doesn't straighten out until the last 20-minutes or so. But, as back and forth and as violent as this is, there is entertainment value in here. And, once you see the twist, all becomes very clear.

Cuba Gooding is one of those actors who could be nominated for an Oscar for any movie he is in. The movie may be bad, but he is always good and that cannot be said of too many. Ray Liotta is always fun to watch and one day someone will realize he, too, is an Oscar caliber actor. I was surprised to see Jean Smart in this. I almost didn't recognize her, but once I heard that voice, I knew it was her. She is terrific. And, Sammi Hanratty will be at the finish line along with Dakota Fanning and Abagail Breslin. The rest of the cast, the bad guys for the most part, were all terrific.

When you see Ben Cross you ask yourself, why don't we see more of him. He is a class act.

Violence: Very violent Sex: No. Nudity: Yes, you briefly see some pole dancers on a TV screen. Language: Yes.


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