Hero

1992

Hero

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A scuzzy petty thief anonymously rescues several people from a plane crash, only to see a charming homeless man take credit for the act and become a national media sensation. This comedy focuses on the embittered thief's efforts to expose the truth and win the proper recognition.

Cast

Dustin Hoffman
as Bernie Laplante
Geena Davis
as Gale Gayley
Andy Garcia
as John Bubber
Warren Berlinger
as Judge Goines
Cady Huffman
as Flight Attendant Leslie
Susie Cusack
as Donna O'Day
Terry Muller
as Tough Prisoner
Daniel Baldwin
as Fireman Denton
Margery Ross
as Barbara Bush Look-A-Like
Don Yesso
as Elliott
Don Pugsley
as Jury Foreman
Lee Wilkof
as Prosecutor
Steven Elkins
as 1st Bailiff
Leslie Jordan
as Court Official
Ricardo Salinas
as Mendoza's Friend
Don S. Davis
as Probation Officer
Darrell Larson
as Flight Attendant Freddy
Harry Northup
as Mr. Fletcher
Jordan Bond
as Richie Fletcher
Eric Poppick
as Mr. Smith
Peggy Roeder
as Bag Lady on TV
Harry Northrup
as Mr. Fletcher
Katrina Cerio
as Makeup Artist
Kevin Jackson
as Inspector Dayton
Don Gazzaniga
as Fire Captain
Lance Kinsey
as Paramedic
Michael Talbott
as State Police Officer
Shirley Pierce
as Anchorwoman, Channel 4
Sam Derence
as Reporter, Channel 8
Rick Plastina
as Reporter, Channel 13
Martin Schienle
as Allen in Coma
Jeff Garlin
as News Vendor
John M. Watson Sr.
as African-American Wannabee
John Mohrlein
as Fighter Wannabee
Tony Fitzpatrick
as Fighter Wannabee
Vito D'Ambrosio
as Another Wannabee
Jay Leggett
as Mud Face Wannabee
Dev Kennedy
as Tall Wannabee
Darryl David
as Tough Prisoner
Terry 'Turk' Muller
as Tough Prisoner
James Alfred Whitaker
as Tough Prisoner
I.M. Hobson
as Waiter/Captain
William Newman
as Millionaire
Clea Lewis
as Sylvia
Jeff Kline
as Street Kid
Lynn Oddo
as Buxom Woman
C. John Merrill
as Street Kid
Milton L. Cobb
as Vietnam Vet
Robert Pabst
as Vietnam Vet
Tom Milanovich
as Guard at Jail
Cordis Heard
as Nurse Roberts
Rom Milanovich
as Guard at Jail
Mandy Duncan
as Teen in Hospital
Gerardo Murillo-Carr
as Teen in Hospital
Henry Brown
as Hospital Guard
Tamar Teufenkjian
as Child in Hospital
Jose Reyes
as Child in Hospital
Michael Mullen
as Child in Hospital
D'Angelo Ferreri
as Child in Hospital
Kody Cullum
as Child in Hospital
Heidi McNeal
as Teenage Girl at Hospital
Michael O'Dwyer
as Cop at Hospital
Ed Scheibner
as Donna's Boyfriend
James Callahan
as Police Chief
D. David Morin
as Fireman on Ledge
Dan Healy
as George Bush Lookalike
Margery Jane Ross
as Barbara Bush Lookalike
Jeff Klein
as Street Kid
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Critic Reviews for Hero

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (7)

Audience Reviews for Hero

  • Nov 26, 2012
    The film is quite quirky and funny thanks to good performances. The film is underrated and a forgotten if you enjoy Hoffman then you'll love him here. The film is half drama and comedy which works well for the most part. I was quite drawn to the film thanks to the story and direction. The film is slowly told like an old fashion story and its the grand storytelling that keeps the plot moving. Hoffman is superb in the lead and always gives a strong turn. Andy Garcia is quite low key as is geena Davis, the film slows down and moves into melodrama while Hoffman is off screen. If you enjoy a film with a backbone then this film will interest you. The ending is very hilarious and suits the film very well. The humour during the plane crash scene is an acquired taste but if you enjoy Cohen films then you'll find something here
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 23, 2011
    It's not the best picture of the director, but Stephen Frears' comedy presents a good concept, just like the screenplay and that make me identify oneself with the character Bernie LaPlante (Dustin Hoffman) in some bad moments. We see that Frears, is trying bring to the contemporary cinema the Frank Capra style, but that don't help very much Hero. Fresh.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 01, 2011
    a timidly predictable and tiresome film that without it's moments, it's not that much good without it. D+
    Juan C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2009
    We're all heroes if you catch us at the right moment.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer

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