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Hero at Large (1980)

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An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ritter ... Steve Nichols
Anne Archer ... J. Marsh
Bert Convy ... Walter Reeves
Kevin McCarthy ... Calvin Donnelly
Harry Bellaver ... Eddie
Anita Dangler Anita Dangler ... Mrs. Havacheck
Jane Hallaren ... Gloria Preston
Leonard Harris ... Mayor
Rick Podell ... Milo
Allan Rich ... Marty Fields
Kurt Andon ... Fireman
Gerry Black Gerry Black ... Hero at Fire
Tony Cacciotti ... Anthony Casselli
William Bogert ... TV Moderator
Joyce Brothers ... Herself (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
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Storyline

An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired to to promote. He decides to dabble at being a superhero only to find that it is more difficult and dangerous than he ever imagined. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Avenger See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$15,934,737
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Written initially as 'Captain Avenger', as released in some territories. See more »

Goofs

As Steve sits in his cab listening to a portable police scanner, he is still moving the tuner (showing needle movement) while the dispatcher can be clearly heard giving the information about the fleeing criminals. See more »

Quotes

Steve Nichols: Mind if I drop in?
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Connections

Features Strange Cargo (1940) See more »

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Simple yet Powerful
5 September 2001 | by thecoolestmikeSee all my reviews

I love this movie. John Ritter portrays a classic good guy. - He's a struggling actor who was wearing a Captain Avenger costume to promote its film along with over 20 other actors throughout New york City. After doing the promotion, He was still wearing the costume under his coat while a shopping at a corner grocery store when it gets robbed. He removes his coat and prevents the robbery. The media gets word of a person wearing a Captain Avenger costume stopping a crime and wonders if he will reappear. John Ritter's character feels good about what he did and decides he wants to more. He prevents another crime and gets injured. He also gets locked out of his apartment for not paying his rent, so woman across the hall to gives him a place to stay while he heals. Politics get involved before the suspenseful ending -- This is a feel good movie with romance and a great suspenseful ending.


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