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Hero (Columbia) (1992)
Rating:
Starring: Geena Davis, Andy Garcia, Dustin Hoffman
Director: Stephen Frears
Category: Drama, Comedy
Studio: Columbia / TriStar
Subtitles:
English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
Length:
118 mins

 
 

 

We're All Heroes If You Catch Us At The Right Moment.

Geena Davis is ace reporter Gale Gayley, who literally falls into the story of a lifetime when she's a passenger on an airplane that crashes into a Chicago bridge. In the smoke and darkness,she's saved by a rude, foul-mouthed "hero" who promptly disappears into the night. . . Leaving only his shoe behind. When Gale's TV station offers a million dollars to the mystery hero, a gentle Vietnam vet appears to claim the prize - and share it with the city's homeless. But this screwball Cinderella story is complicated by the fact that the real hero is a small-time crook whom nobody believes. Both men have something heroic inside, as well as something to hide, and it's up to Gale to discover the true meaning of courage.

 
 
   
   

 
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