Hero Wanted

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Ray Liotta and Cuba Gooding, Jr. star in this tense crime thriller concerning a small town trash collector whose dangerous plan to impress a pretty girl goes tragically awry. Liam Case (Gooding, Jr.) is a garbage man whose life hasn't quite turned out the way he expected it would. In order to impress the girl of his dreams, Liam plans an elaborate heist that will culminate with him jumping in to save the day at the last minute. When the day of the heist arrives, however, the plan takes an unexpected turn and Liam winds up in the hospital. Upon learning that a mysterious killer has slain the criminal that left both himself and the bank teller for dead during the chaos of the robbery, Liam realizes that the associates of the murdered thief won't stop until they have avenged the death of their fallen partner in crime.

Cast

Ray Liotta
as Det. Terry Subcott
Kim Coates
as Skinner McGraw
Jean Smart
as Melanie McQueen
Christa Campbell
as Kayla McQueen
Steven Kozlowski
as Lynch McGraw
Paul Sampson
as Gordy McGraw
Ben Cross
as Cosmo Jackson
Todd Jensen
as Det. Wallace MacTee
Samantha Hanratty
as Marley Singer
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Critic Reviews for Hero Wanted

All Critics (2) | Rotten (2)

  • Gooding e Liotta são bons atores que quase sempre escolhem muito mal seus projetos. Este, infelizmente, é o caso desta bomba terrivelmente escrita, dirigida, montada e %u2013 o mais triste %u2013 que traz os atores em péssimas performances.

    Feb 6, 2009 | Rating: 1/5
  • ...inevitably comes off as yet another ineffective actioner that has direct-to-video written all over it.

    May 12, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hero Wanted

  • Oct 19, 2009
    Being that they do so much direct-to-video stuff, it's hard to remember that both Cuba Gooding Jr., and Ray Liotta are award winning actors! Hero Wanted is one of those direct-to-video films. It follows the story of a man who tries to live the righteous life, but even the best of people have their breaking point. This was a really interesting story, with some unexpected twists and turns. It was a pretty good film that really fell under the radar. The story was great and the acting was top notch, but the way it was filmed really left a lot to be desired. The film is frequently jumping months ahead or to a flashback, without any notice or footnotes, it made parts of the film very confusing. There were also a couple of pretty big plot holes, that added to the confusion. This is by no means a classic, but the acting was terrific, the action was pretty cool, and I enjoyed it quite a bit.
    Todd S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 28, 2009
    Started out with a pretty solid beggining, yet it was confusing. I started to get really intuned. It kept getting better and better, and suddeningly got even better. Thiks film is seriously , and scaringly violent. You will not see any of the crazy stuff coming, this film is not in any way shape or form, as Eccentric as "Shadowboxer" or as crispy Fight scenes as "Dirty", or the losely fast paced "End game", and the shockingly drool Action in 'Way of war" wasn't even worth the title of the movie. Then it made a crashing halt on the entertaining parts, too allright chase scenes. It was still way better then I expected, but "Gooding Jr." will never outdo his "Men of Honor", and radio" roles. Never. This film is also Full of Strong Vulgar language and Intense Violence.
    Joseph E Super Reviewer
  • Apr 28, 2009
    Didn't love this one i have to say......... fair amount of action, but no substance
    Samantha A Super Reviewer
  • Feb 18, 2009
    A bank robbery gone wrong. The first 15 minutes were some what confusing. It jumped from scene to scene without any connection. After a while, everything starts to fit...and then comes the big twist, something I wasn't expecting. Gooding Jnr is left to sort out his mess when someone innocent is dragged into it. The gun scene at the end was pretty gory. but overall highly entertaining. Not one of Gooding Jnr's better movies. <img src="http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee175/mertada2/herowanted22008turkcealtyazili.jpg">
    <b>Liz</b> < Super Reviewer

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