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Hero at Large (1980)

An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired ... See full summary »

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An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired to to promote. He decides to dabble at being a superhero only to find that it is more difficult and dangerous than he ever imagined. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Help is on the way!

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Comedy | Romance

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8 February 1980 (USA)  »

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Captain Avenger  »

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$15,934,737 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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In an interview with John Ritter at a Kansas City Radio Station in 1980, John was asked about the home town of "Steve Nichols." Three times during the film, there are references to Cawker City as being his home town, as well as there being a Cawker City High School green and white banner hanging on the wall. John replied that he thought Cawker City was made up by the writers. Almost immediately, the radio station was flooded with calls informing John that there really is a Cawker City, Kansas, and that it is the home of the World's Largest Ball of Twine. See more »

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As Steve sits in his cab listening to a portable police scanner, he is still moving the tuner (showing needle movement) while the dispatcher can be clearly heard giving the information about the fleeing criminals. See more »

Quotes

Walter Reeves: Don't be selfish, Steve.
Steve Nichols: Selfish?
Walter Reeves: Give them what they want, Steve. Give them the legend.
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References Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) See more »

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John Ritter's best role outside of Three's Company
14 January 2000 | by (Buffalo) – See all my reviews

John Ritter playes a real life costumed hero. This movie starts out a little slow but gets better quickly. This is a wonderful romantic adventure film about caring and helping others. It also has possibly the best ending to any movie.


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