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Some Kind of Hero
This fast-moving comedy is laced with poignancy and drama as Pryor assays one of the finest roles of his career as Eddie Keller, a man who returns home after six years as a P.O.W. to find his world changed. Eddie has every right to expect a hero's welcome, but nothing has stayed the same. His wife loves another man and lost his savings; a daughter he's never seen calls the new boyfriend "Daddy"; his mother is recuperating from a stroke; the Army is withholding his back pay; and he can't get a loan because he has no collateral. He meets a sympathetic soul in Toni (Margot Kidder), a high-class hooker. Realizing he must take some kind of action, Pryor begins a desperate and funny escapade into the world of crime.
Comedy / Drama
97 min
1982
R
Paramount Pictures
English
VUDU Community
3.7
Cast & Crew
 
Michael Pressman
Michael Pressman
Director
Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor
Eddie Keller
Margot Kidder
Margot Kidder
Toni Donovan
Ray B. Sharkey
Ray B. Sharkey
Sgt. Vinnie DiAngelo
Ronny Cox
Ronny Cox
Col. Powers
Lynne Moody
Lynne Moody
Lisa Keller
Olivia Cole
Olivia Cole
Jesse Keller
Paul Benjamin
Paul Benjamin
Leon
David Adams
David Adams
The Kid
Martin Azarow
Martin Azarow
Tank
Shelly Batt
Shelly Batt
Olivia
Mary Betten
Mary Betten
Teller
Anthony Charnota
Anthony Charnota
Commander
Matt Clark
Matt Clark
Mickey
Jude Farese
Jude Farese
Bandit
John Fujioka
John Fujioka
Captain
Raymond Guth
Raymond Guth
Motel Clerk
Anne Haney
Anne Haney
Monica
Alberto Isaac
Alberto Isaac
Vietcong Guard
Peter Jason
Peter Jason
Honcho
Caren Kaye
Caren Kaye
Sheila
Enid Kent
Enid Kent
Reporter
Nicholas Mele
Nicholas Mele
Officer
Bill Morey
Bill Morey
Major
Kenneth O'Brien
Kenneth O'Brien
Bartender
Harvey Parry
Harvey Parry
Old Drunk
Antony Ponzini
Antony Ponzini
Sal
Kario Salem
Kario Salem
Young Soldier
Pearl Shear
Pearl Shear
Customer
Tim Thomerson
Tim Thomerson
Cal
Jon vanNess
Jon vanNess
Aide
Sandy Ward
Sandy Ward
Colonel
David Byrd
David Byrd
Doorman
Warren Munson
Warren Munson
Bank President
Richard McKenzie
Richard McKenzie
Psychiatrist
Mary Jackson
Mary Jackson
Frances
Howard W. Koch
Howard W. Koch
Producer
James  Jr. Kirkwood
James Jr. Kirkwood
Book Author
Robert Boris
Robert Boris
Screenwriter