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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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Nick Love

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Nick Love

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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 Youmans ... Kid (as Phillip Michael Youmans)
Jonathan Billions ... Rex
Christopher Paul Horne Christopher Paul Horne ... Jeffrey
Tonea Stewart ... Gladis
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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With great power comes zero responsibility. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Jonathan Billions who plays the character Rex is Bill Billions son. See more »

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If you are expecting something like Hancock you will be disappointed.
21 December 2015 | by maverickz-33-530388See all my reviews

Based on the description, I was expecting something similar to Hancock about a superhero with deep character flaws and an alcohol problem that gets his life together. While this movie can be described as such, it really isn't. The hero of this movie primarily used his power as a parlor trick and only fights crime for like 3 minutes. The remainder of the hour and a half you are bored to tears waiting on the superhero to show up while being subjected to watching a waste of oxygen get drunk and high over and over. The powers seem more like an afterthought than it should be for a movie billed as a superhero movie. In fact they could have completely left out any powers at all, deleted the 3 minutes of action and had essentially the same movie.

I will say that the actors and director did a good job with the script they had, and if this wasn't pushed as a superhero movie, I might have rated it higher. Based on what I was looking for I found it slow and boring.

Bottom line: If you are looking for a superhero movie like Hancock this isn't it. If you are looking for a movie about overcoming addiction, then this might fit the bill.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Hero See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Budget:

$990,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,824
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Vertigo Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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