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Hero Wanted (2008)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Skinner McGraw
Derek (as Thomas Flannigan)
Melanie McQueen
Kayla McQueen
Steven Kozlowski ...
Lynch McGraw
Marley Singer (as Samantha Hanratty)
Cosmo Jackson
Detective Wallace MacTee
Lisa Dunne ...
Marley's Mom
Elitsa Razheva ...
Dawn Case (as Elitza Rajeva)


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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The Hero Becomes the Hunted. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 July 2008 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Anazitontas ton iroa  »


Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


[first lines]
Liam Case: [narration] I really wish we hadn't start here. It's too easy to get the wrong idea about me.
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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Wirtten by Jimmy Kaleth, Bob Mitchell and Jez Pike
Performed by Jimmy Kaleth, Bob Mitchell and Jez Pike
Published by Engine Co. 35 (ASCAP)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Cuba Gooding not suitable for the role
23 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

Now don't get me wrong - cuba G is a versatile Oscar winning g actor, its just that this role was completely unsuited for him. Cant figure out why the director/producer/promoters shortlisted him for this role that needed a far more intense almost brooding character. Otherwise the movie is,as they say over here, Good Time Pass! Pretty violent and fast moving, with a rather confusing plot that unravels itself towards the end. found the 'bad' guys rather good actually, and the good guys, well, not so good, not even Ray Liotta who is also wasted in the smallish part that he plays. Ben Cross' also smallish role is played with the panache that ben does to all his roles. Hes; one of those actors who can play Victor or villain with equal ease and effectiveness. George Menon, Goa

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