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American Hero (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 11 December 2015 (USA)
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Melvin, a reluctant Superhero, lives only for crime, women and drugs - until he realises that the only way he will ever get to see his estranged son is to go straight and fulfil his potential as a crime fighter.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Dorff ... Melvin Hesper
Eddie Griffin ... Lucille
Luis Da Silva Jr. ... Lyle
Christopher Berry ... Danny
Yohance Myles ... Lucas
Andrea Cohen ... Eileen Hesper
Raeden Greer ... Clarice Hesper
Countrified Wedman Countrified Wedman ... Nathan
Robert Larriviere ... Doctor
Phillip Michael Youmans ... Kid
Jonathan Billions ... Rex
Christopher Paul Horne Christopher Paul Horne ... Jeffrey
Tonea Stewart ... Gladis
Daniel James Daniel James ... Ryan
Keena Ferguson ... Doreen
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Melvin, a reluctant Superhero, lives only for crime, women and drugs - until he realises that the only way he will ever get to see his estranged son is to go straight and fulfil his potential as a crime fighter.

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Action | Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Американски герой See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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$990,000 (estimated)
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Vertigo Films See more »
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Jonathan Billions who plays the character Rex is Bill Billions son. See more »

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I could if I wanted to… But I won't.
13 December 2015 | by JeromeArlettazSee all my reviews

That's the story of my life, as it is for many. "I could quit bad habits and write a novel, but I'm stuck in my couch watching other peoples dream instead, as the years go by." I'm going to show this movie to my young neighbour following the same path: "I'll be an astronaut one day, but right now, I'll just have a joint in the bath tub." Steven Dorff is great in this role: sincere and sober (his acting, not the character). He is highly credible as a drunk cokehead and pothead. The realism is reinforced by the handshake camera and a couple of winks at the cameraman. I'm a fan of inclusions of supernatural into a realistic story: a movie is a fiction, so why being limited by the lows of physics? On the other hand, when a movie starts talking supernatural, it usually becomes a central point, leaving the characters soulless. Making digressions from a realistic comedy into a magical world is not common, except in some Latin American movies. They are often misunderstood by the viewers, as they aren't complying to knows standards. When lows of physics are breached to serve the story, I find it perfectly acceptable. Aren't teleportation, flying and telekinesis common in night dreams?


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