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Hero Wanted (2008)

After he awakens in a hospital, a man tracks down and murders the man that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief's associates come after him in retaliation.

Director:

Brian Smrz

Writers:

Chad Law, Evan Law
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Liam Case
Ray Liotta ... Detective Terry Subcott
Norman Reedus ... Swain
Kim Coates ... Skinner McGraw
Tommy Flanagan ... Derek (as Thomas Flannigan)
Jean Smart ... Melanie McQueen
Christa Campbell ... Kayla McQueen
Steven Kozlowski Steven Kozlowski ... Lynch McGraw
Gary Cairns ... Gill
Sammi Hanratty ... Marley Singer (as Samantha Hanratty)
Ben Cross ... Cosmo Jackson
Todd Jensen ... Detective Wallace MacTee
Paul Sampson ... Gordy McGraw
Lisa Dunne Lisa Dunne ... Marley's Mom
Elitsa Razheva Elitsa Razheva ... Dawn Case (as Elitza Rajeva)
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Storyline

A man seeks out and murders the thief that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief's associates come after him in retaliation. Written by Annonymous

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Taglines:

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Scott Caan and Rachael Leigh Cook were considered for roles. See more »

Goofs

In the final shootout Swains M16 can clearly be seen to be a movie prop, solid carrying handle with no rear sight aperture. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Liam Case: [narration] I really wish we hadn't start here. It's too easy to get the wrong idea about me.
[photograph]
Liam Case: That's Dawn, my wife. A car accident ended our happiness, leaving me with an empty home, and an empty life.
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Soundtracks

Tranceported
Written by Jimmy Kaleth, Bob Mitchell and Jez Pike
Performed by Jimmy Kaleth, Bob Mitchell and Jez Pike
Published by Engine Co. 35 (ASCAP)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Cuba Gooding not suitable for the role
23 June 2009 | by kinderheadSee all my reviews

Now don't get me wrong - cuba G is a versatile Oscar winning g actor, its just that this role was completely unsuited for him. Cant figure out why the director/producer/promoters shortlisted him for this role that needed a far more intense almost brooding character. Otherwise the movie is,as they say over here, Good Time Pass! Pretty violent and fast moving, with a rather confusing plot that unravels itself towards the end. found the 'bad' guys rather good actually, and the good guys, well, not so good, not even Ray Liotta who is also wasted in the smallish part that he plays. Ben Cross' also smallish role is played with the panache that ben does to all his roles. Hes; one of those actors who can play Victor or villain with equal ease and effectiveness. George Menon, Goa


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2008 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$676,860
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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