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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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Anazitontas ton iroa  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Greg Grunberg was originally set play Detective Wallace MacTee but was forced to drop out last minute due to scheduling conflicts with his role on Heroes (2006). See more »

Goofs

In in the beginning of the movie, there is a double parking meter within a few feet of a fire hydrant. See more »

Quotes

[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)
Courtesy of Freeplay Music
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better than the review i read,not as good as hoped
24 April 2008 | by (England) – See all my reviews

There are no great surprises in this,but i did overall enjoy it non-the-less.

Before i watched it i had read a review on here referring to it as nothing more than a B movie,and that cuba should never have agreed to do it,but it is better than that-not a great deal admittedly,but definitely better. The story is told in flashbacks a lot,which is over used these days,but it does have the effect its supposed to without being confusing.(however because its so linear in its style it doesn't leave any great surprises. Its a watchable film with OK acting and OK script,which is a lot better than a lot of the stuff around these days so i was happy with it and gave a reasonable 6 out of 10,missing 7 only because it was reasonable rather than actually good.


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