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Some Kind of Hero (1982)

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.

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Michael Pressman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Pryor ... Eddie Keller
Margot Kidder ... Toni
Ray Sharkey ... Vinnie
Ronny Cox ... Colonel Powers
Lynne Moody ... Lisa
Olivia Cole ... Jesse
Paul Benjamin ... Leon
David Adams David Adams ... The Kid
Martin Azarow Martin Azarow ... Tank
Shelly Batt Shelly Batt ... Olivia
Susan Berlin Susan Berlin ... Jeanette
Mary Betten Mary Betten ... Lady Teller
Herbie Braha ... Honcho #2 (as Herb Braha)
Anthony Charnota Anthony Charnota ... Base Commander (as Anthony R. Charnota)
Matt Clark ... Mickey
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Storyline

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country. Written by JD-2 <Badge19@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Richard Pryor is in a new kind of comedy...about some kind of hero...in some kind of mess. [USA theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un héroe en apuros See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,631,293, 4 April 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,671,186
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Some movie posters for the film featured a long blurb that read: "The Army is doing it to him in the daytime. His wife isn't doing it to him at night. And his girlfriend charges him by the hour. Richard Pryor keeps getting caught with his pants down." See more »

Goofs

If the idea was to set up the protagonist, Eddie Keller, to be killed during the trade, why the gangsters bring any money?

This becomes even more unclear as the gangsters specifically state and plan on murdering him in advance of the actual meeting, rendering the need to bring any payment due to him irrelevant. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Keller: Everything's gonna be alright!
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Connections

Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Silver Bells
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Sung by Bing Crosby
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Damages from War on Pryor's serious performance!!!
28 November 2017 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

Who already follow the Pryor's career will be surprised about this serious role in this anti-war movie,based on a book this picture bring to us an another and hidden Pryor's profile,without losing focus of course,he takes all bitter experience from a soldier who was at Vietinam's POW and all this is handling by USA's Army when be back,the real problem begin when he realize that he isn't hero anymore,he have judgment after he'd signs a complete confession to save a soldier's life,forgotten by his wife and worst by own country is too much for him...all mixed with good jokes and con behavior take the picture a pleasant entertainment!!

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First watch: 1994 / How many: 4 / Source: TV-VHS-DVD-R / Rating: 7


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