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Hero [DVD] [English] [1992]

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Special Features

  • Closed Captioned


Stephen Frears' Hero is a contemporary re-working of a Frank Capra-styled fable about a two-bit criminal named Bernie (Dustin Hoffman) who saves several passengers from a plane crash and leaves the scene without being identified, leaving only a lost shoe for identification. One of the passengers happens to be news-reporter Gale (Geena Davis) who is intent on finding her savior, and offers a million dollars to the "hero" of the crashed flight. Bernie has since given his remaining shoe to a homeless man named John (Andy Garcia) who decides to cash in on the offer. A handsome, charming man, John wins the hearts of the entire city. Soon, Bernie realizes that he's been cheated out of a million dollars, and he begins an effort to get his proper recognition--and his money. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Dustin Hoffman
    Dustin Hoffman - Bernie Laplante
  • Geena Davis
    Geena Davis - Gale Gayley
  • Andy Garcia
    Andy Garcia - John Bubber
  • Joan Cusack
    Joan Cusack - Evelyn
  • Kevin J. O'Connor
    Kevin J. O'Connor - Chucky
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