Hero at Large (1980)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Romance


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An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired ... See full summary »

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29 April 2017 | SnoopyStyle
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| Ritter charms
Steve Nichols (John Ritter) is a struggling New York actor. PR man Walter Reeves (Bert Convy) hires him and others to dress up as Captain Avenger to promote a cheesy superhero movie. Steve stops a robbery at a grocery store which becomes local news. Reeves is working to re-elect the mayor and sees value in a superhero making the citizens feel good. He searches to find which of the 62 actors he hired is the Captain Avenger hero. Steve has a crush on his neighbor Jolene Marsh (Anne Archer) who slowly takes a liking to his non-stop flirting.

John Ritter is a really likable actor. His charming personality is mostly what this movie has to offer. The rest is functional but not much more. Anne Archer is fine but the movie needs a better villain. It is a superhero movie after all. The plot lacks tension. This all boils down to Ritter being such a nice charming guy.

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