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Some Kind of Hero (1982)

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Returning home from Vietnam after spending five years as a prisoner of war, a veteran finds everything he once knew to be radically different; his wife has a lover, his mother has lost her mind, and his once-successful business has gone under.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Paramount Pictures

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Cast

Richard Pryor
as Eddie Keller
Ray Sharkey
as Vinnie
Ronny Cox
as Col. Powers
Olivia Cole
as Jesse
David Adams
as The Kid
Shelly Batt
as Olivia
Susan Berlin
as Jeanette
Mary Betten
as Teller
Herb Braha
as Honcho
Peter Jason
as Honcho
Anthony Charnota
as Commander
Matt Clark
as Mickey
Jude Farese
as Bandit
Elizabeth Farley
as Secretary
John Fujioka
as Captain
Raymond Guth
as Motel Clerk
Anne Haney
as Monica
Mary Jackson
as Frances
Caren Kaye
as Sheila
Enid Kent
as Reporter
Bill Morey
as Major
Warren Munson
as Bank President
Kario Salem
as Young Soldier
Pearl Shear
as Customer
Sandy Ward
as Colonel
Danny Wong
as Guard
David Banks
as Disc Jockey
David Byrd
as Doorman
Kenneth S. Eiland
as V.C. Guard
Alberto Isaac
as V.C. Guard
Kim Leigh
as V.C. Guard
Richard McKenzie
as Psychiatrist
Nicholas Mele
as Officer
Harvey Parry
as Old Drunk
Bill M. Ryusaki
as Basketball Player
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½

If you are a Richard Pryor fan, you will very likely enjoy it. If not, you probably won?t. The movie hinges it?s success on Pryor?s brand of humor. Sometimes the mix of drama and comedy is uncomfortable to watch. It tries to be more than just a mindless comedy, but it just doesn?t quite gel. There are good moments, just not enough of them.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

53/100. If you are a Richard Pryor fan, you will very likely enjoy it. If not, you probably won't. The movie hinges it's success on Pryor's brand of humor. Sometimes the mix of drama and comedy is uncomfortable to watch. It tries to be more than just a mindless comedy, but it just doesn't quite gel. There are good moments, just not enough of them.

James Higgins
James Higgins

Eddie Keller is a hero to me. I simply just love this film on a personal level. Richard Pryor's take on role was fabolous cause even though he was a comedian at the time, he gave his best performance ever. He didnt us the film as his stage to showcase his act, he showed you how a down and out soldier went to extremes to make things right.

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