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Some Kind of Hero (1982)

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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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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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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 »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | War

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This motion picture's closing credits declare: "Made in Hollywood, U.S.A." See more »

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Eddie Keller: Everything's gonna be alright!
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Some Kind of Hero
Music by Patrick Williams
Lyrics by Will Jennings
Sung by Richard Page
Produced by Bill Schnee
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A Hero Can't Buy A Sandwich
5 September 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Richard Pryor spent half a decade as a POW in Vietnam. Now he's back in the US, and he's a hero. Except that his wife has walked out on him, his mother is in a nursing home and they want more money, the Army is taking its time on anything except for using him in press conferences and the bank he asks for a loan won't grant it. The only person willing to actually help is Margot Kidder, a high-class call girl, and he names her profession baldly.

Watching Pryor in a straight role is interesting. He plays the same sort of character he does in his comedies, hapless and out of his depth, but without the air of hysteria that informs his comedy. The result is a telling satire of the growing disconnect between the promise of America and the reality.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,631,293, 4 April 1982

Gross USA:

$23,671,186

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,671,186
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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