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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 ... 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, 17 November 1977
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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

Debut theatrical feature filmed directed by Jeremy Kagan. 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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Was there during Filming
14 October 2006 | by squeegeemeSee all my reviews

This is a childhood memory. So please keep it in perspective. This was before "Star Wars", so I knew Henry Winkler. But at the time (I must have been 9 at the time), I did say hello to Harrison Ford. Henry would not sign an autograph. But he would shake your hand. I shook it. And at the time I felt that I could put my hand in a plastic baggie. I didn't know if I could sell it later. But what the hell, your 9 so who looks a year down the road, right? Sally Field? A total bitch. I knew even then at my age. She would not look at the local folks watching the filming, not would come to the local people at breaks. I actually liked her before I met her (Smokey and the Bandit) was made before I watched the filming of "Heroes". But because of her actions, I learned to not give her career a glance. I am gland it became less then more.

Parts of "Heroes" was filmed in the California town of Glen Ellen. As were parts of a Lassie movie and others. At the time (the early 80's to the late 80's, when I went into the military), I know of all the movies that where made in Glen Ellen.... "Cujo", was another movie that was made in the city. I got Daniel Hugh Kelley's signature before "Hardcastle and McCormick". He was waiting in a red MG type of car when my neighbor And I were walking back from school. Gave me his autograph and I have kept it ever since. More of Hollywood coming to me then the other way around. He ended up a good guy.


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