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The Hero (2017)

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An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality.

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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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Drama | Romance | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,317, 11 June 2017

Gross USA:

$4,077,333

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,101,699
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Sound Mix:

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 »

Goofs

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

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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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Don't expect much of a story
9 September 2017 | by BogdanHSee all my reviews

If you're younger than, say 40, then you'll find this movie extremely boring. Well, I think it's boring and I'm over 50. To be honest, I would probably stop watching this movie in the middle, if there wouldn't be Sam Elliot. It's his appearance that keep you watching, not the story. The thing is, there isn't much of a story: no "big" questions and no answers... you need to imagine them just by looking at Sam's face expressions. Or maybe even I am too young to understand "the message". About relationships.. there aren't any either. The idea of good looking young woman (Laura Prepon) falling for such old man is kinda unbelievable, so it should be supported by some dialogs -looking into each others eyes just isn't enough in such case.

Btw. Who at IMDb decides about movies genre? Because, if this movie contains any of comedy elements, then I really need to get checked by a shrink.


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