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Somebody's Hero (2011)

An average accountant attempts to fill the boots of a movie-based superhero.

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... Dennis Sullivan
... Katie Wells
... Donald Delansky
... Maureen
... Jake Wells
... Miss Malechek
Carl Gordon ... Rusty
... Marty
... Julia
... Mark
... Robert Ready
... Man America
... Damsel in Distress
Virginia Wing ... Costume Shop Owner
... Costume Shop Thug
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Dennis Sullivan, an average NYC accountant is assigned to work with a wealthy young widow and her son, Jake - A boy obsessed with the televised superhero 'Man America'. Dennis sees how Jake uses the TV hero to fill the void left by his deceased father. Moved by the boy's loss, Dennis heads for the 'Imagination Superstore' in search of the beloved costume. Once inside the dressing room, Dennis listens as the shop falls prey to a knife-wielding robber. Now in costume, Dennis springs into action to boot the thug from the store with security cameras capturing all. Once the footage hits the airwaves, a media frenzy erupts, leaving an entire city longing for more Man America. Now Dennis must choose between the safety of obscurity or providing his costumed hope to others. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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1 May 2011 (USA)  »

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Dennis Sullivan: We can all be heroic. I mean, not necessarily by literally fighting crime, but just by doing the right thing.
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Refreshing
5 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

I truly enjoyed this refreshing little film. The story and style in which it was told brought me back to much younger days - a time when movies didn't need to try so hard. This film obviously had a restricted budget, so if you're looking for special effects and slick Hollywood glaze it won't be found. However, if you are in the mood for a simple story with a solid message, this is one to watch.

This film doesn't conveniently fit any category. It's not a comedy, although it's very funny. It's not a romance, although there's a strong element of that. It's not a superhero movie, although that aspect is well represented. And it's not a comics movie, but again this is clearly a major influence on how some elements are delivered. Entirely its own thing, and an absolute delight.

P.S. if you tend to be on the cynical side, this film likely won't strike your fancy.


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