Some Kind of Hero (1982)

R   |    |  Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.



  • Richard Pryor in Some Kind of Hero (1982)
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  • Richard Pryor in Some Kind of Hero (1982)
  • Richard Pryor and Margot Kidder in Some Kind of Hero (1982)
  • Richard Pryor and Lynne Moody in Some Kind of Hero (1982)
  • Ronny Cox and Richard Pryor in Some Kind of Hero (1982)

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29 May 2000 | pwmoses
| Great film up until about the middle
This film starts off like an extremely poignant drama. The bond between Richard Pryor and Ray Sharkey in the POW camp is seamlessly acted. The musical score by Patrick Williams is outstanding and very sad. The films middle is just as good, with very moving parts with Pryor returning from war to deal with problems with his mother, his wife, and his life. However, after this the film goes awry. The films keeps its respectability however, because Pryor is such a good actor.

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