Some Kind of Hero

Some Kind of Hero

Richard Pryor
Director: Michael Pressman Cast: Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor
, Margot Kidder
Margot Kidder
, Ray Sharkey
Ray Sharkey
Michael Pressman

Blu-ray (Color / Wide Screen)

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Richard Pryor gives a compelling performance in Some Kind of Hero, playing a Vietnam veteran who tries to readjust to civilian life. Pryor plays Eddie Keller, who has just spent five years in a North Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp. Most of the time there, Eddie was able to hold his own against his captors, but he eventually was forced to sign a statement denouncing United States involvement in the Vietnam War. Eddie decided to sign the document in order to insure that his friend Vinnie (Ray Sharkey) would be given proper medical treatment. Because of this denunciation, when Eddie returns home from the war he is denied his back pay. He also discovers that his wife has left him for another man, his business has fallen apart, and his mother has been sent to an asylum. Eddie falls into a deep depression and hits rock bottom. But he meets a friendly prostitute, Toni (Margot Kidder), who helps him straighten out his life.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2015
UPC: 0887090108300
Original Release: 1982
Source: Olive Films
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Time: 1:36:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Pryor Eddie Keller
Margot Kidder Toni
Ray Sharkey Vinnie
Ronny Cox Col. Powers
Lynne Moody Lisa
Olivia Cole Jesse
Paul Benjamin Leon
David Adams The Kid
Martin Azarow Tank
Shelly Batt Olivia
Susan Berlin Jeanette
Mary Betten Teller
Herb Braha Actor
David Byrd Doorman
Anthony Charnota Commander
Matt Clark Mickey
Jude Farese Bandit
Elizabeth Farley Secretary
John Fujioka Captain
Raymond Guth Motel Clerk
Anne Haney Monica
Alberto Isaac Actor
Mary Jackson Frances
Peter Jason Honcho
Caren Kaye Sheila
Enid Kent Reporter
Nancy Martin Hilda
Richard McKenzie Psychiatrist
Nicholas Mele Officer
Bill Morey Major
Warren Munson Bank President
Kenneth O'Brien Bartender
Harvey Parry Old Drunk
Antony Ponzini Sal
Bill M. Ryusaki Basketball Player
Kario Salem Young Soldier
Pearl Shear Customer
Hayward Soo-Hoo Soldier
Tim Thomerson Cal
Jon Van Ness Aide
Sandy Ward Colonel
Danny Wong Guard

Technical Credits
Michael Pressman Director
John H. Anderson Set Decoration/Design
King Baggot Cinematographer
Robert Boris Screenwriter
Christopher Greenbury Editor
James Kirkwood Co-producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
James L. Schoppe Art Director
Patrick Williams Score Composer

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