Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

Deadly Hero Details


Don Murray plays Lacy, a blatantly bigoted New York cop who finds that his rabid hatred forces him into a bloody rampage in order to save himself and his job in the derivative cop melodrama Deadly Hero. At one point in the film, Lacy rehearses a speech to be given to a cadre of right-wingers by intoning, "These are troubled times." This is certainly the case for Lacy, since this 18-year veteran of the NYPD has been demoted from detective to patrol car because of his liberal use of deadly force on nasty perpetrators. When Lacy, a lit fuse of seething anger and racial epithets, encounters nasty black mugger Rabbit (James Earl Jones), who is terrorizing young schoolteacher Sally (Diahn Williams) at knifepoint in her apartment, it doesn't take much for the cop to decide to put the thug on terror alert by shooting him. Is Sally grateful for blowing away the object of her torture? To Lacy's surprise, she instead testifies against him, accusing him of being a cold-blooded killer. Now Lacy has to figure out a way out of this high-shootin' mess. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi


Don Murray
as Ed Lacy
Diahn Williams
as Sally Devereaux
James Earl Jones
as Rabbit
Lilia Skala
as Mrs. Broderick
George Irving
as Reilly
Treat Williams
as Billings
Charles Siebert
as Baker
Hank Garrett
as Buckley
Mel Berger
as Arco
Virginia Sandifur
as Ellie
Ron Weyand
as Capt. Stark
Dick Anthony Williams
as D.A. Winston
Conchata Ferrell
as Slugger Ann
Josh Mostel
as Victor
Bob Maroff
as Desk Sergeant
Manuel Santiago
Danny DeVito
Michael Gorrin
Rutanya Alda
Gregory Salata
Peter Maloney
Deborah Harry
Dick Anthony Williams
as D.A. Winston
Josh Mostel
as Victor
Bob Maroff
as Desk Sergeant
Conchata Ferrell
as Slugger Ann


Ivan Nagy
Don Petersen
George Wislocki
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Brad Fiedel
Composer (Music Score)
Tommy Mandel
Composer (Music Score)
Alan Herman
Art Director
Al Gramaglia
Sound/Sound Designer
Jack Baran
First Assistant Director