Some Kind of Hero 1982

Some Kind of Hero

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A Vietnam POW (Richard Pryor) comes home after six years to no wife, no business and no chance of getting back pay.

Cast & Crew

Richard Pryor
Cpl. Eddie Keller, Ted Segal
Margot Kidder
Toni Donovan
Ray Sharkey
Sgt. Vinnie DiAngelo
Ronny Cox
Col. Powers
Lynne Moody
Lisa Keller
Olivia Cole
Jesse Keller
David Adams
The Kid
Howard W. Koch
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  • It may not sound like much of a howler, but with Pryor's talent and Michael Pressman's able directing, there are plenty of laughs and some touching moments as well --most of them in the first half.

    October 23, 2018 | Full Review…
  • There aren't enough good Richard Pryor bits in Some Kind of Hero which means that Pryor still isn't being used to his best advantage by Hollywood.

    April 27, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Some Kind of Hero is yet another example of how Richard Pryor can take a mediocre film and elevate it to the level of his extraordinary talents.

    February 23, 2012 | Full Review…

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  • Richard Pryor is not only an inspired comedian, but such a fine all-around actor that it's a pity he can't find better material than Some Kind of Hero, which Is every kind of flop.

    October 17, 2019 | Full Review…
  • An embarrassingly bad concoction.

    September 20, 2019 | Full Review…

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