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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)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

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

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bohaterowie 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 (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was made and released whilst Henry Winkler was still being in seen as the Fonz in the initial years of the popular TV show Happy Days (1974) which at the time was into its third year season. See more »

Goofs

When the car driven by Harrison Ford is first shown, it has no front license plate. During the trip to the farm, a front license plate suddenly appears. 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
Performed by Kansas
Courtesy of Kirshner Records/CBS
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User Reviews

 
Good movie, see and hear the original, not the TV version
2 June 2005 | by otto4See all my reviews

I'm glad I'm not the only person who remembers the closing scene of this movie as having the song "Carry on Wayward Son" as the music, instead of whatever dreck the edited-for-TV version used. That scene, and this movie, sticks in my mind now almost 30 years later. This movie which starts as a simple comedy gradually transforms into something that offers genuine pathos and commentary about life. You have to see this movie. This movie also features a young Harrison Ford in a small but compelling role.

This movie was, sadly, heavily edited for broadcast and it changed the feeling of the movie in substantial ways. Seek it out in the original movie format and soundtrack and it's quite special.

Just give it a chance and watch it until the end, no fast forwarding. I guarantee you will never listen to that song again without choking up.


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