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He's a superhero - with the tights and cape to prove it! Steve (John Ritter), a struggling New York actor costumed for a job posing as Captain Avenger at a movie premiere, walks into a corner market...and into a holdup. One smash! boom! pow! later and the Big Apple is hailing Steve. Not as a hero. As a superhero. Reel life turns real for Steve in this comic charmer celebrating the hero in all of us. One of the most likable stars ever to grace large or small screens, Ritter is hilarious and touching as a workaday guy who discovers righting wrongs is a whole lot of fun. So much that corrupt politicians want to cut in on the action and use Steve's fame to their own advantage. Will Steve cave to their scheme? This is a job for a superhero who knows right from wrong!

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  • Actors: John Ritter, Anne Archer, Bert Convy, Kevin McCarthy, Harry Bellaver
  • Directors: Martin Davidson
  • Writers: AJ Carothers
  • Producers: Roger M. Rothstein, Stephen J. Friedman
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009PVZCI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,343 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Hero at Large" on IMDb

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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Georgianna M. Klippert on September 12, 2003
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If you have only seen John Ritter in "Three's Company" or "8 Simple Rules", you should see this film. One of his first film breakaway roles from Jack Tripper, his true talent is very visible in this picture. It is a sad task to write this review, being that Mr. Ritter is no longer with us. But his legacy of comedy, and drama, will be a memorial of the talent he had. If you want a feel good movie filled with a sense of hope, and an ultimate happy ending, this is the film for you, if you just love John Ritter this is the film for you. 5 stars my seem too much to some people, but for the comedy, charisma, and color it contains, this movie deserves it! Watch it!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Brian Reaves VINE VOICE on November 3, 2000
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I remember seeing this many years ago on HBO and getting hooked. After years of being out of print, it's good to see it available again. John Ritter's character is an incredibly likeable guy who finds that the adage is true that "no good deed goes unpunished" as he allows his scruples to be corrupted by Convy's movie-producer role. Really a great film, and definitely one to add to your movie collection.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By cnsf on May 29, 2003
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This is a true "feel good" film. I remember watching it many times as a child. The message was moral and the story of "real guy turning hero" never dies out. The fact it is John Ritter in his prime just adds to the draw. In addition, Anne Archer puts in a strong and lovable performance as the love interest.
Don't miss this film. For kids though, the violence and mild language could be tough. I suggest 9 or older (if I remember the language issues correctly). Best to pre-screen before showing it to the children.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By RJ on April 18, 2002
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This is a really good movie. John Ritter is charming, Anne Archer is sexy and the story is really heartwarming. I don't know how this movie did in theatres, but it deserves to be discovered all over again. I see it as an oft-overlooked film with a big heart. Too bad the DVD has no extras other than the trailer. You can't help but root for John Ritter's character and the ending is a good one. See it!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David Habeeb on April 10, 2005
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I had the pleasure of seeing this wonderful little movie back in 1980 during its original theatrical release. I was 15 at the time and still coming down from the huge impact of The Empire Strikes Back. I imagine that most people today, or even back then I guess, would look at this film and think it was nothing more than a cute "TV movie". In some ways, they would be right. But, that's ok by me. This film should not be confused with The Godfather trilogy, Lawrence of Arabia, or some other epic masterpiece. Hero at Large is a small film, despite it being a mainstream Hollywood production. It has a lot of heart, a great script and solid direction. The film is filled with likeable characters, humor, and really good performances. John Ritter, in particular, was perfect for the role of Steve/Captain Avenger.

I own one of the original VHS releases(in the old "over-sized" VHS box) and still enjoy watching it every now and then when I'm in the mood to root for the underdog. I'm VERY interested in picking up the DVD...if it ever becomes available. I'm looking forward to sharing this wonderful film with my kids when they are old enough to appreciate it.

--Dave Habeeb
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 18, 1999
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Yep, it ain't rocket science. It's just a simple story about a guy who accidentally becomes a hero, and eventually sells out to the man. By the time he realizes his mistake, it's too late. If your eyes don't tear up at the end (even though it's kind of predictable), you're probably a little too cynical. I've watched this a dozen times and I could watch it a dozen more!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alexander H. Widen on March 23, 2010
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I didn't know this film existed until, after a trailer for "KICK-ASS", about to come out this year, someone thought that it was a "rip off" of "HERO AT LARGE", so I decided to see this film. Having read the comic book version of "KICK-ASS", while there are many similarities, "HERO AT LARGE" pre-dates it by over 15 years and has many more differences. The late John Ritter stars as Steve Nichols, a struggling actor drowning in NYC; skilled enough to help out acting students in his spare time, he can't even get a decent commercial job and is weeks late on rent. When he takes a gig appearing as "CAPTAIN AVENGER" to promote a superhero film of the same name, a trick of fate and a moment of courage from him snowball into him "becoming" the hero, and Steve, becoming a city wide sensation. While he seems most concerned with wooing the heart of his jaded next door neighbor (Anne Archer), a local public relations mogul as well as a local politician seek to manipulate the situation to their own ends.

For 1980, I sincerely believe this film was ahead of it's time. It acts almost like a deconstruction of superhero films, as well as how they are promoted. The problem is in 1980, the only major superhero film franchise was SUPERMAN, and 1980 was the year SUPERMAN II hit theaters. It also covers the idea that while the concept of spandex clad heroes fighting crime or saving people are easy thinks to mock or think are hokey, but many people would like to believe in the ideals that they uphold. The comic book version of "KICK-ASS" often is vile, full of pop culture, has many ethnically offensive gags and the main character often is unlikeable. John Ritter sells Nichols as a somewhat weird and earnest but still genuinely good man, swept up by the situation and the manipulation of others.
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Winning if overly innocent movie
I don't see Anne Archer's Jolene Marsh as trying to be Lois Lane, just the girlfriend to our hero who was just trying to be more than he was. Ritter's Steve Nichols was a nobody who just wanted to be a somebody and thanks to the Captain Avenger suit, he got his wish. It's like he said, it's the... Read More
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