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Some Kind of Hero (1982)

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Pryor ... Eddie Keller
Margot Kidder ... Toni
Ray Sharkey ... Vinnie
Ronny Cox ... Colonel Powers
Lynne Moody ... Lisa
Olivia Cole ... Jesse
Paul Benjamin ... Leon
David Adams David Adams ... The Kid
Martin Azarow Martin Azarow ... Tank
Shelly Batt Shelly Batt ... Olivia
Susan Berlin Susan Berlin ... Jeanette
Mary Betten Mary Betten ... Lady Teller
Herbie Braha ... Honcho #2 (as Herb Braha)
Anthony Charnota Anthony Charnota ... Base Commander (as Anthony R. Charnota)
Matt Clark ... Mickey
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Storyline

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country. Written by JD-2 <Badge19@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

After 5 years a P.O.W. in 'Nam His World Has Fallen Apart [Video Australia] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un héroe en apuros See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,631,293, 4 April 1982

Gross USA:

$23,671,186

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,671,186
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The role of Eddie Keller was originally intended for a white actor in his twenties. See more »

Goofs

If the idea was to set up the protagonist, Eddie Keller, to be killed during the trade, why the gangsters bring any money?

This becomes even more unclear as the gangsters specifically state and plan on murdering him in advance of the actual meeting, rendering the need to bring any payment due to him irrelevant. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Keller: Everything's gonna be alright!
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Soundtracks

Some Kind of Hero
Music by Patrick Williams
Lyrics by Will Jennings
Sung by Richard Page
Produced by Bill Schnee
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Good Dramedy
18 July 2018 | by itsmcpaoloSee all my reviews

This is definitely one of Pryor's better performances. Maybe not his funniest but on the drama side of things the movie is thoughtful and touching at times because of his performance, and he's still funny when he needs to be. The director/writer I think overreaches in the end but this is definitely worth watching for Pryor's performance if nothing else.


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