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Title:
Hero
Author:
Frears, Stephen.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004, 1992.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
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.
General Note:
For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated PG-13.
ISBN:
9780767821735
UPC:
043396515697
Format :
DVD

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Stephen Frears' Hero is a contemporary re-working of a Frank Capra-styled fable about a two-bit criminal named Bernie (Dustin Hoffman) who saves several passengers from a plane crash and leaves the scene without being identified, leaving only a lost shoe for identification. One of the passengers happens to be news-reporter Gale (Geena Davis) who is intent on finding her savior, and offers a million dollars to the "hero" of the crashed flight. Bernie has since given his remaining shoe to a homeless man named John (Andy Garcia) who decides to cash in on the offer. A handsome, charming man, John wins the hearts of the entire city. Soon, Bernie realizes that he's been cheated out of a million dollars, and he begins an effort to get his proper recognition--and his money. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi