Hero (1992)

Director
Stephen Frears

Main cast
Dustin Hoffman; Geena Davis; Andy García; Joan Cusack

Genres
Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Mystery

Description
Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who is down on his luck, Bernie takes advantage of the crash, but then someone else claims credit for the rescue.


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