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Hail, Hero! stars Michael Douglas in his screen debut as long-haired college student Carl Dixon. Reversing the usual procedure in late-1960s films, Dixon decides to quit school and enlist in the Army, even though he's already run afoul of the law as a Vietnam protestor. It is our hero's intention to use love, rather than bullets, to combat the Viet Cong. Needless to say, his idealism is no match for the harsher realities of war, but this doesn't stop him from endlessly spouting the sort of agit-prop rhetoric so beloved of filmmakers of the era. In addition to Michael Douglas, co-star Peter Strauss likewise makes his first film appearance in Hail, Hero! Dated in the extreme, the film is saved by the musical score by Gordon Lightfoot. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Michael Douglas New Star of the Year - Male 1969 Nominee

Cast

Michael Douglas
as Carl Dixon
Arthur Kennedy
as Albert Dixon
Teresa Wright
as Santha Dixon
John Larch
as Mr. Conklin
Charles Drake
as Senator Murchiston
Mercer Harris
as Jimmy
Deborah Winters
as Becky
Peter Strauss
as Frank Dixon
Renee Tetro
as Tinky
Louise Latham
as Miss Mirabel
John Qualen
as Billy Hurd
Carmen Zapata
as Juana
Virginia Christine
as Eleanor Murchiston
Heather Menzies
as Molly Adams
Dorothy Newman
as Carl's Aunt
Marjorie Eaton
as Carl's Aunt
Peter Brocco
James Griffith
Burt Mustin
Charles Wagenheim
James Nusser

Crew

David Miller
Director
David Manber
Screenwriter
Gordon Lightfoot
Songwriter
Jack McSweeney
Editor
Albert Heschong
Art Director
Ray Molyneaux
Set Designer
Dorothy Rodgers
Costume Designer
Richard Cobos
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