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Somebody's Hero (2011)

An average accountant attempts to fill the boots of a movie-based superhero.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Wells
Donald Delansky
Jake Wells
Miss Malechek
Carl Gordon ...
Robert Ready
Brian Townes ...
Man America
Damsel in Distress
Virginia Wing ...
Costume Shop Owner
Costume Shop Thug


Dennis Sullivan, an average NYC accountant is assigned to work with a wealthy young widow and her son, Jake - A boy obsessed with the televised superhero 'Man America'. Dennis sees how Jake uses the TV hero to fill the void left by his deceased father. Moved by the boy's loss, Dennis heads for the 'Imagination Superstore' in search of the beloved costume. Once inside the dressing room, Dennis listens as the shop falls prey to a knife-wielding robber. Now in costume, Dennis springs into action to boot the thug from the store with security cameras capturing all. Once the footage hits the airwaves, a media frenzy erupts, leaving an entire city longing for more Man America. Now Dennis must choose between the safety of obscurity or providing his costumed hope to others. Written by Anonymous

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1 May 2011 (USA)  »

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Mr. America  »

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Dennis Sullivan: We can all be heroic. I mean, not necessarily by literally fighting crime, but just by doing the right thing.
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We need this!
4 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

Some say we need more heroes... I say we need more stories like this. "Somebody's Hero" is a charming tale that champions spirit, heart, and hope.

Going in I thought this would be a superhero movie made for children, so I wasn't expecting much. Although kids will certainly enjoy the fun, there's something here for adults. This go around I found myself surrendering to simplicity and forgetting financial limitations (there are some). Dialog was well-written and superbly executed by a fun and unique cast. Delivered with compassion, this story provoked thought, leaving one to question how they treat others.

Unfortunately, harder, more expecting movie-goers will probably dismiss this movie as an overly sentimental and unrealistic film. However, in a world where role models can be tough to find, this is a film which can inspire our youth to care, without expecting reward or remuneration. That alone is a substantial achievement.

Fine work by a talented group of filmmakers who are certainly heroes in my book!

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