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Hero: The Official Film of the 1986 FIFA World Cup (1986)

The official documentary record of the 1986 soccer World Cup, highlighting the Captain of Argentina, Diego Maradona.

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Tony Maylam

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Tony Maylam
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Cast

Credited cast:
Diego Armando Maradona ... Himself (as Maradona)
Preben Elkjær Preben Elkjær ... Himself (as Elkjaer)
Enzo Francescoli ... Himself (as Francescoli)
Michel Platini ... Himself (as Platini)
Gary Lineker ... Himself (as Lineker)
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge ... Himself (as Rummenigge)
Emilio Butragueño ... Himself (as Butragueno)
Socrates ... Himself
Michael Laudrup ... Himself (as Laudrup)
Hugo Sanchez ... Himself (as Sanchez)
Michael Caine ... Narrator (voice)
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Argentina National Football Team ... Themselves
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The official documentary record of the 1986 soccer World Cup, highlighting the Captain of Argentina, Diego Maradona.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1987 (West Germany) See more »

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Hero See more »

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Close friends Sean Connery and Michael Caine narrated successive FIFA World Cup official films. Connery narrated G'olé! (1983), the film of the 1982 tournament and Caine this one. See more »

Connections

Follows Hinein! Fussball - Weltmeisterschaft 1958 (1958) See more »

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Me Das Cada Día Más
Performed by Valeria Lynch
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Wonderful football film
10 April 2007 | by akin123See all my reviews

Of all the football films I have watched, this is one of the 2 best. The other being fever pitch. But Hero is about the greatest world cup ever and consequently arguably also the greatest player ever to play in a world cup, Diego Maradona. This story is centered around him principally but also revolves around the other giants of the game at the time.

The musical score is evocative and the images are powerful. The narration by Michael Caine is suitably unbiased and also calmly dramatic. This story is not about the individual games of the world cup; rather it is more about the emotions of the players and the beauty of the event itself.

Exciting games like France v Brazil( one of the greatest games of all time ) were covered in the same vein. The final Argentin v W Germany was also in the same vein. highly recommended. A classic of world football. to be watched over and over again, esp if you're a Maradona fan.


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