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Hero Wanted
Hero Wanted
Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ray Liotta, Tommy Flanagan, Norman Reedus, Kim Coates
Director: Brian Smrz
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2008     1hr 34min

Cuba Gooding, Jr. stars in this suspenseful crime thriller as a small town trash collector who stages a robbery so that he can impress a girl by being the hero, until the perfect plan takes an awful turn. After he awakens ...  more »

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Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ray Liotta, Tommy Flanagan, Norman Reedus, Kim Coates
Director: Brian Smrz
Creators: Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Danny Lerner, David E. Ornston, Chad Law, Evan Law
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/29/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 8
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French

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Movie Reviews

Itchy Trigger Finger
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 11/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Hero Wanted" is a bumpy, but gripping DVD. Cuba Gooding Jr. stars in the lead role as Liam Case, a trash collector who has a good day & a bad day. As the film begins, he rescues a child from a burning car. He wears the hero recognition uncomfortably. The film unfolds so that the audience moves deeper into the story as we see the relationships that were not apparent. Case lost his wife in a tragic accident in which she drowned while trapped in their car. Gooding starts moving out of his shell as he develops a crush on Kayla McQueen played by Christa Campbell. Unfortunately, when he goes to the bank where she works, she is shot in the head during the heist, confined in a coma. We come to learn how his buddy Swain that works with him on the trash truck, well played by Norman Reedus, has taken Case's idea on how to impress a girl to another level by bringing in the McGraw brothers. Steven Kowalski plays the leader Lynch while his younger brother Skinner played by Kim Coates discharges his gun during the bank heist, unfortunately fatally wounding Kayla. Detective Terry Subcott played by Ray Liotta tries to piece together the relationships of the crime. Case goes after younger brother Skinner in the factory where he sleeps and then after Lynch in a bar. Faced with a string of bodies, Subcott starts looking more closely at the vigilante played by Gooding. Tommy Flanagan whose scarface makes Derek looks like a crazed killer with an itchy trigger finger takes over the gang & lures Liam to a confrontation by kidnapping the little girl he saved at the beginning of the film. Meanwhile, Jean Smart from TV's "Designing Women" plays Melanie McQueen, Kayla's mother, and urges Liam to get revenge. The bloody battle that climaxes the film comes with a pivotal choice by Swain to side with Case. There's an irony as Liam hangs onto a tropical postcard labeled "Paradise." All in all, this was a good engaging shoot-'em-up. Gooding focuses well, being very different from his Oscar-winning performance in "Jerry McGuire." Enjoy!"
America's critic
David R. Lingard | memphis tn | 09/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"hero wanted was done great had good action story was cool, i reccomand this movie to all to go rent this one"
Very good movie
Marc Bouhana | FRANCE | 12/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"well this is a very good movie good screenplay good actering

i enjoy it very much"
Cuba gooding jr
D. Martinez | Puerto Rico | 02/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i love him, he is one of the best actors, love all his movies and trying make the entire collection of him,movie was fantastic"