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The Hero (2017)

R | | Drama, Romance | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality.

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Brett Haley
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Elliott ... Lee Hayden
Laura Prepon ... Charlotte Dylan
Nick Offerman ... Jeremy Frost
Krysten Ritter ... Lucy Hayden
Katharine Ross ... Valarie Hayden
Ali Wong ... Ali Wong
Cameron Esposito ... Cameron Esposito
Doug Cox ... Doctor
Max Gail ... Gary Babcock
Jackie Joyner ... Betsy
Patrika Darbo ... Diane
Frank Collison ... Man in Dream
Andy Allo ... Bartender
Linda Lee McBride Linda Lee McBride ... Linda
Christopher May ... Director
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Storyline

Lee Hayden is a veteran actor of Westerns whose career's best years are behind him after his one really great film, "The Hero". Now, scraping by with voice-overs for commercials, Lee learns that he has a terminal prognosis of pancreatic cancer. Unable to bring himself to tell anyone about it, especially his estranged family, Lee can only brood alone as troubling, yet inspiring, dreams haunt him. Things change when he meets Charlotte Dylan, a stand-up comedienne who becomes a lover who inadvertently jump-starts his public profile. Now facing a profound emotional conflict of having a potential career comeback, even as his imminent death is staring him in the face, Lee must finally come to terms with both realities when he finally confesses his situation to the one person he can. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hero See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,077,333, 12 October 2017
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Laura Prepon appeared on That '70s Show (1998) with Danny Masterson and Ashton Kutcher. Sam Elliott stars in The Ranch (2016) with Masterson and Kutcher. See more »

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The length of Charlotte's eyebrows change throughout the film. See more »

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[first lines]
Lee Hayden: [in a recording studio speaking dialogue for a commercial] Lone Star Barbecue Sauce. The perfect partner for your chicken.
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Not Bad!
4 December 2018 | by Ali22338See all my reviews

An aging cowboy actor needs much more than to just smoke weed and stare at the ocean to have much of an impact. Unfortunately, that mostly what The Hero has to offer.


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