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Deadly Hero (1975)

When disturbed New York City (NYPD) cop Lacy rescues Sally, a beautiful cellist, from deranged crook Rabbit by shooting Rabbit in cold blood, he sets off a spark of publicity that brands him the city's hero.

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Ivan Nagy

Writer:

Don Petersen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Murray ... Lacy
Diahn Williams ... Sally
James Earl Jones ... Rabbit
Lilia Skala ... Mrs. Broderick
George S. Irving ... Reilly
Treat Williams ... Billings
Charles Siebert ... Baker
Hank Garrett ... Buckley
Dick Anthony Williams ... D.A. Winston
Mel Berger Mel Berger ... Arco
Virginia Sandifur Virginia Sandifur ... Ellie
Ron Weyand Ron Weyand ... Captain Stark
Conchata Ferrell ... Slugger Ann
Tom Kampman Tom Kampman ... Hunter
Josh Mostel ... Victor (as Joshua Mostel)
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Storyline

When disturbed New York City (NYPD) cop Lacy rescues Sally, a beautiful cellist, from deranged crook Rabbit by shooting Rabbit in cold blood, he sets off a spark of publicity that brands him the city's hero.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A young girl knows the truth. Now that truth is haunting her, and someone is hunting her. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Troubled Times See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

City Time Partners See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color (Movielab)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Ivan Nagy didn't get along with lead actress Diahn Williams. See more »

Goofs

The NYPD calendar in Capt. Stark's office was June, 1975 but the filming dates were August-September, 1975. See more »

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My Memory of Being Disappointed (But How Accurate a Memory?)
22 November 2005 | by inspectors71See all my reviews

I've read the other reviews of Deadly Hero and I must confess I have little memory of this film. I saw it on HBO in the late 70's, when Horrible Body Odor showed all sorts of fun B movies that you never would see in your small town. The reviewers are of one mind, that the film was quite good and that it was similar to 1992's Unlawful Entry.

I do recollect that Don Murray's policeman is a sympathetic character and that there are several actors who went on to bigger and better things (which can be a joy by itself), but my overriding impression is that the film had some sort of ugly and/or weak ending. I'd like to see this movie again, but I live in a town so small the main drag is a transvestite (I've always wanted to say that in a movie review!) and there simply is no way the decently stocked video place twelve miles away is going to have this flick.

So, I'm left intrigued by the glowing reviews by my peers. It's either a mail order rental company (?!) or finding it on "ebay" (Amazon doesn't carry it).

Oh, well. Wish me luck and if the other reviewers are right, and you can find a copy, enjoy this almost unheard of movie for me!


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