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on November 18, 2017
A wonderful film, where you get to see Henry Winkler do a remarkable performance as a Vietnam veteran. This film was released before we got to enjoy Henry in his "Fonzie" role on the Happy Days TV show (from the mid-late 1970s). I loved to see Henry Winkler do such a great job of taking on a sensitive character role in this "Heroes" film.
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on March 7, 2013
I recall seeing this as a teen at the drive in and not realizing that Henry Winkler was the same guy who played the Fonz on Happy Days. In other words he looked a lot different in Heroes than on tv .This film is one of those it feels like the 70's and that's a good thing in my book.I have a great deal of respect for films made in that era both big budget and exploitation. Anyways the story is really well done you will relate to the 2 main characters stressed out possibly crazy Vietnam vet Jack played by Winkler and his at first foil then later lover Carol played by the wonderful Sally Field.I have always had a soft spot for Sally Field and appreciate many of the films she did along the way. Jack is a loose cannon being held at a V.A. in NYC for those who suffered mental or physical issues due to being in Vietnam. He has a plan he and his fellow platoon mates want to start a worm farm in Eureka California where one of the men was from. So in his quest to get together with the gang he plots an escape from the hospital.A grand chase through 70's downtown Manhattan ensues and Jack finally eludes his would be captors. Jack makes it to the Penn Station Bus terminal and using his meager funds purchases a bus ticket to Kansas City where he's to meet one of his old mates.But the bus is overbooked and Jack is left to fight with Carol over the last ticket.Carol is going to wed an old flame but is getting cold feet and wants to take off and be free to figure things out. So somehow Jack manages to bribe his way onto the bus even though there's no seat available. He then proceeds to torture both Carol and the bus driver Mel for most of the duration of the trip. Carol is wary of the eccentric Jack and his ways are whacky but generally harmless.Jack also has a bunch of worms with him as a starter kit so to speak.Eventually Carol softens on jack and they end up together stranded in Kansas City.There Jack gets together with the first platoon member played by Harrison Ford. Here we start to see the toll that Vietnam took on these men's psyches .Harrison's character is a do nothing slob who owns a race car but is afraid to race it.He also was to have raised some rabbits for the worm farm as rabbit pellets are good nutrients for worms. While Jack is high energy and hyper his buddy is the opposite lethargic and sour. This is an omen for the rest of the film as Jack and Carol go in search of the rest of the guys and find out that things are not well with any of them. The climatic scene at the last house in Eureka is outstanding and the acting of Winkler and Field is off the charts good. I won't raise a fuss about the film makers decision to not pay the band Kansas royalties to use their hit song Carry On (Wayward Son) .I mean any classic rock station across the country plays that song as a staple anyhow. My only quibble is that the film could have been edited tighter as it runs near 2 hours and there's a good 15-20 minutes of tedious action that could have been edited out without hurting the story. If you are like me and like 70's both Winkler and Field and want a movie that is both funny and sad then I recommend Heroes it's an under the radar gem.
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on January 7, 2014
Heroes is a decent movie. Henry Winkler acted a little too goofy for my taste. If you want to watch a decent post Vietnam movie there are many others better than this. But it's fairly funny in a childish way. Sally Field and Harrison Ford were in this movie when they were young so if you want to see them in their prime this may be a good movie for you. If you've got a couple bucks to spare it may be worth buying. It is in HD which was good considering when it came out.
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on December 30, 2016
My mother was super excited to get this for Christmas as she has been wanting it for a while. However, there was a gouge in the disc and the very end of the movie froze. Very disappointed!!!
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on February 23, 2017
I am so happy to have the film which I remembered from decades ago. It is still good and I and my family thoroughly enjoyed seeing it. I am happy to have it as a part of my home DVD library
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on December 6, 2016
Great film! Bought if for the car in the film. Henry Winkler and Sally Field are excellent actors, with a guest appearance by Harrison Ford. No issues.
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on November 4, 2015
It was not the original showing. I was so looking forward to the end where they break into the "Carry on my wayward son" song, and it was totally a different song. I was Very let down by that. Otherwise the rest of the movie was good!
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on June 3, 2017
Great movie seen when i was a kid
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on April 25, 2015
This is my all time favorite movie! I wish the ending was the same as the original though. They changed the song at the end. It was by Kansas...Carry on wayward sun.
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on December 21, 2016
I love this movie so much. My father was in the movie and he was able to meet the actors personally.
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