Hero and the Terror (1988)




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Hero and the Terror O'Brien (Chuck Norris) is a detective who captured the psychotic maniac Simon Moon (Jack O'Halloran), aka the Terror, by mistake. When the obese 6' 6'' villain fell from a ladder trying to escape, he was knocked cold and the lucky O'Brien got the credit for his collar. With his psychiatrist sweetheart Kay (Brynn Thayer), pregnant with their first child, the Terror escapes. Although he is large and unforgettable, the terrible Titan manages to evade the police, and no one even notices him when he carts cadavers on his massive shoulders.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Chuck Norris
as Danny O'Brien
Steve James
as Robinson
Ron O'Neal
as Mayor
Murphy Dunne
as Theater Manager
Billy Drago
as Dr. Highwater
Peter Miller
as Chief Bridges
Karen Witter
as Ginger
Lorry Goldman
as Ginger's Manager
Bill Harris
as Interviewer
Shelley Pogoda
as Receptionist
Tiiu Leek
as TV Announcer
Dan Barrows
as Priest
Lucy Lee Flippin
as Media Person
John Solari
as Media Person
Cynthia Wilde
as Restaurant Staff
Ron Shipp
as Intern
Michael King
as Doctor
Joe Guzaldo
as Copelli
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Critic Reviews for Hero and the Terror

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

The plot of this movie barely makes sense, and Chuck Norris doesn't even have the decency to kick that many faces in before it wraps up its amazingly tedious 96 minutes.

Full Review… | July 8, 2015
Under the Radar

If you're looking for a movie about two unmarried lovers contending with their first child together, there are plenty out there...just make sure it doesn't star Chuck Norris.

Full Review… | July 26, 2002

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November 7, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Hero and the Terror

An understated Norris movie. It's a decently made thriller with our hero actually having to show some character depth. It's not high art, but for a late 80s B flick it's more than passable.

Ryan Voss
Ryan Voss

Extremely well made and genuinely scary! Martial arts superstar Chuck Norris packs a powerful punch in this exciting action-thriller about a tough L.A. cop's pursuit of a savage villain (Jack O'Halloran) from his past. Adroitly directed with startling images and horrowing action scenes, Hero and the Terror is edge-of-your-seat suspense from beginning to end!

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Classic kick ass and take no prisoners, ask questions later if anybody is still alive kinda' movie."

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