The Hero

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  93 min.
Release Date:
June 23, 2017 - Toronto - Other Canadian markets June 30
June 30, 2017 - Expands

Current rating: Rating: 3.67
based on 36 votes and 15 reviews
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Cast: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman, Katharine Ross


Aging film star Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is many years past his prime. No longer garnering much attention, scripts or roles since his last major film, a western titled The Hero, Lee is forced to take any work he can get, including commercials. But when he is asked to attend a ceremony to receive a Lifetime Achievement award from the Western Appreciation Guild, his heartfelt speech garners him the attention of filmmakers ready to bring him back to the big screen.

As he slowly gains back success on a par with what he once had, Lee must also navigate his new relationship with the much younger and beautiful Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and mend his relationship with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter).

Director: Brett Haley
Studio: The Orchard
Producer(s): Sam Bisbee, Houston King, Erik Rommesmo
Screenplay: Marc Basch, Brett Haley
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  • 1 star "Disappointing! Sam Elliot has made better and greater movies than this one. This movie was boring, too unusual flashbacks, and the ending didn't make sense Something was missing that could have brought this movie together that didn't leave people feeling...."WHAT??" I thought Sam Elliot lowered his standards to appear in a movie that didn't do him justice. The best part of the movie was looking at Sam Elliot....even at his age, he's still a turn on :)"
  • 1 star "Boring, boring, boring. I left after 40 minutes!"
  • 4 stars "Good story line. Foul language terrible and strong sexual content. Not Oscar material."