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The Hero (1970)

Bloomfield (original title)
PG | | Drama | August 1972 (USA)
Eitan is yesterday's football star waiting for tomorrow. He is a man who has nothing left but guts. He consults the prospects of having to find a new profession and having to face a loving ... See full summary »

Writers:

Joseph Gross (novel), Richard Harris (additional material) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Harris ... Eitan
Romy Schneider ... Nira
Kim Burfield ... Nimrod
Maurice Kaufmann ... Yasha
Yossi Yadin ... Weiner
Shraga Friedman Shraga Friedman ... Chairman
Aviva Marks ... Teddy
Yossi Graber ... Bank Manager (as Yossi Grabber)
David Heyman ... Eldad
Gideon Shemer ... Avraham (as Giddion Shemer)
Sarah Moor Sarah Moor ... Sarah
Reuven Bar-Yotam ... Menachem
Zvi Yaron Zvi Yaron ... Nimrod's Father
Beyla Genauer Beyla Genauer ... Nimrod's Mother
Amnon Berenson Amnon Berenson ... Bulldozer Foreman (as Amnon Bernson)
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Storyline

Eitan is yesterday's football star waiting for tomorrow. He is a man who has nothing left but guts. He consults the prospects of having to find a new profession and having to face a loving woman who doesn't understand his problems. Written by alfiehitchie

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soccer | based on novel | See All (2) »

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A moving story of a sportsman...Football is his whole life. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Israel

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

August 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hero See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv, Israel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Richard Harris took over direction from Uri Zohar, after ten days of filming. See more »

Quotes

Yasha: Nira's exhibition seems to be a great success.
Eitan: Yes, fantastic, especially with statues she used to make for laughs.
Yasha: Yes, the secret is to get someone to pay you to laugh.
Eitan: Well how come she isn't laughing anymore?
Yasha: She's frightened.
Eitan: Frightened for what?
Yasha: For you, for her, for both of you.
Eitan: Well, if she's like that now, Yasha, what's she going to be like in the future?
Yasha: Future? Do me a favour, Eitan, what future?
Eitan: I've got my contract with the club.
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Soundtracks

The Loner
Written by Maurice Gibb and Billy Lawrie
Sung by The Bloomfields
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I have never seen it, but the soundtrack contains some great music
16 November 2006 | by barrymn1See all my reviews

One of the best, and least remembered "supergroups" from England (in the 1970's) was Heads, Hands and Feet. They started out as Poet And the One Man Band and had one LP issued in 1969 on UK Verve and US Paramount. They were fronted by Tony Colton and Ray Smith and this LP had the legendary Albert Lee on guitar. Their rhythm section changed and they became Heads, Hands and Feet. Unbelievably, they recorded an entire album in 1970 ("Home From Home") that was not released anywhere until 1995, when it was issued first the time time on UK See for Miles.

They signed to US Capitol and US Island in 1971 and the promptly issued a 2-LP set in the US, but the UK release was only a single LP. They recorded "Tracks" in 1972 and a couple of songs for this film.

Finally, they signed to US and UK Atlantic and recorded "Old Soldiers Never Die" in 1973 and promptly broke up.

The three tracks from this film were issued on a US Capitol and now the soundtrack for this film is available on UK Castle as "Bloomfield", the original title.

I'd love to see the film....the soundtrack is swell.


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