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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.

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Cast

Richard Pryor
as Eddie Keller
Ronny Cox
as Col. Powers
David Adams
as The Kid
Susan Berlin
as Jeanette
Herb Braha
as Honcho
Matt Clark
as Mickey
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
Warren Munson
as Bank President
Kario Salem
as Young Soldier
Pearl Shear
as Customer
Sandy Ward
as Colonel
David Banks
as Disc Jockey
David Byrd
as Doorman
Alberto Isaac
as V.C. Guard
Kim Leigh
as V.C. Guard
Richard McKenzie
as Psychiatrist
Harvey Parry
as Old Drunk
Bill M. Ryusaki
as Basketball Player
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

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…

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 16, 2019 | Full Review…

An embarrassingly bad concoction.

September 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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