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Hero (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 October 1992 (USA)
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A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.

Director:

Stephen Frears

Writers:

Laura Ziskin (story), Alvin Sargent (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dustin Hoffman ... Bernie LaPlante
Geena Davis ... Gale Gayley
Andy Garcia ... John Bubber
Joan Cusack ... Evelyn
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Chucky
Maury Chaykin ... Winston
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Wallace
Christian Clemenson ... Conklin
Tom Arnold ... Chick
Warren Berlinger ... Judge Goines
Cady Huffman ... Flight Attendant Leslie
Susie Cusack ... Donna O'Day
James Madio ... Joey
Richard Riehle ... Robinson
Daniel Baldwin ... Fireman Denton (as Daniel Leroy Baldwin)
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Storyline

Bernie LaPlante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him, and has custody of their son. The cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe while rescuing passengers of a plane crash. Being a thief who is down on his luck, he takes advantage of the rescue, but then someone else claims credit for it. Written by Rob Hartill

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One selfless act of courage can really mess up your whole day. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for uses of strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

John Bubber (Andy Garcia) receives a bouquet of flowers from Barbra Streisand, which were intended for the real hero, Bernie LaPlante (Dustin Hoffman). Streisand played Hoffman's wife in Meet the Fockers (2004) and Little Fockers (2010), in which Hoffman also had the character name of "Bernie". See more »

Goofs

When Bernie and John are driving in stop and go traffic the car they are in doesn't move. All the cars around it inch up and move in reverse through the entire conversation. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Judge Goines: Mr. foreman, have you arrived at a verdict?
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to the people of Piru and Filmore, California; the people of Cook County, Illinois. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Meu Tio Matou um Cara (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Man I Love
(1924)
Music by George Gershwin (as George)
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
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A cast of great actors in a teasingly great film
8 August 2002 | by carol-leonardSee all my reviews

With a cast of the best actors of our time and one of the great ironic scripts, second to none in adventure story line, this film is relentlessly powerful. Hoffman, Garcia and Davis misunderstand and misrepresent each other to a fine tease in a magnificent display of the highs and lows of being human in America in the late twentieth century.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hero and a Half See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,210,875, 4 October 1992

Gross USA:

$19,507,345

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,507,345
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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