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Heroes (1977)

A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to start a worm farm in California with his fellow veterans.

Director:

Jeremy Kagan (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Winkler ... Jack Dunne
Sally Field ... Carol Bell
Harrison Ford ... Ken Boyd
Val Avery ... Mel
Olivia Cole ... Jane Adcox
Hector Elias ... Dr. Elias
Dennis Burkley ... Gus
Tony Burton ... Chef
Michael Cavanaugh ... Peanuts
Helen Craig ... Bus Depot Manager
John Finnegan ... Mr. Munro (as John P. Finnegan)
Betty McGuire ... Mrs. Munro
John O'Leary John O'Leary ... Ticket Clerk
Tom Rosqui ... Patrolman #2
Fred Stuthman ... Nathan
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Storyline

It's 4 years since Jack is back from Vietnam, but he still has nightmares. In a bus on his way to California he meets Carol, who just left her fiancée - only 4 days before their wedding, allegedly just for a few days of vacation. Jack happily tells her about his plans to set up a worm farm for fishing baits together with four of his Vietnam ex-comrades. Although he gets on her nerves at the beginning, she starts to care. When one after the other of his friends steps out and Jack looses his optimism, Carol remains as the last support that keeps him from despair. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

Finding the one you love... is finding yourself.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The picture came in at $3,200,000, just $400,000 over budget. See more »

Goofs

After Carol drives the Camaro through the wall of the bar, the rear spoiler is almost ripped off and left hanging at an angle. The next scene shows the spoiler intact, and the following scene shows it at an angle again. See more »

Quotes

Carol Bell: [cheers wildly, as Jack's race ends]
Ken Boyd: He didn't win.
Carol Bell: I know, but at least he didn't get killed!
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Alternate Versions

MCA/Universal Home Video version does not contain Kansas' "Carry On Wayward Son" in the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Brothers (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Carry On Wayward Son
Written by Kerry Livgren (uncredited)
Performed by Kansas
Courtesy of Kirshner Records/CBS
[Played over end credits]
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User Reviews

Wow... I love this movie!
19 January 2008 | by texastiger2004See all my reviews

To see that someone else has had the same memories for as long as I have about a particular movie, really makes me smile.I have tried for years and years to tell folks about this movie and no one seems to remember it. Heck, I even remember who I went with and the day of the week. The song had a profound affect on me as well and I can't hear Kansas's Carry on Wayward Son without thinking of the movie.. it so touched me!Thanks for being a great site and for helping me put together some memories that were turning into tiny pieces. And now, I'm going to go out and rent the movie just so I can watch Harrison Ford, I can't for the life of me remember his role...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

17 November 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heroes See more »

Filming Locations:

Petaluma, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$33,500,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,500,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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