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Hero at Large (1980)

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An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired ... See full summary »

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Martin Davidson

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AJ Carothers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ritter ... Steve Nichols
Anne Archer ... J. Marsh
Bert Convy ... Walter Reeves
Kevin McCarthy ... Calvin Donnelly
Harry Bellaver ... Eddie
Anita Dangler Anita Dangler ... Mrs. Havacheck
Jane Hallaren ... Gloria Preston
Leonard Harris ... Mayor
Rick Podell ... Milo
Allan Rich ... Marty Fields
Kurt Andon ... Fireman
Gerry Black Gerry Black ... Hero at Fire
Tony Cacciotti ... Anthony Casselli
William Bogert ... TV Moderator
Joyce Brothers ... Herself (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
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Storyline

An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired to to promote. He decides to dabble at being a superhero only to find that it is more difficult and dangerous than he ever imagined. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Avenger See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,850,725, 10 February 1980

Gross USA:

$15,934,737

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,934,737
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robbi Morgan stated in interviews that she auditioned to play J. Marsh, and did not get the part, but the casting directors liked her enough, that she was immediately cast in Friday the 13th (1980). See more »

Goofs

Right before Steve and J. Marsh kiss, she touches his uninjured left arm, and he says "ouch". See more »

Quotes

Walter Reeves: Don't be selfish, Steve.
Steve Nichols: Selfish?
Walter Reeves: Give them what they want, Steve. Give them the legend.
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Connections

References Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) See more »

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Thought about this movie today and watched again years later
15 December 2001 | by rumlolarumSee all my reviews

I watched this movie when I was like six. I loved it then. I was thinking about it today and decided to rent it. I have no idea why I thought of it. Just out of the blue. But it really holds up well. It is a fun little film and John Ritter and Ann Archer are really marvelous. I highly recommend it. The film is really remarkable on a lot of levels.


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