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John Ritter plays an unsuccessful actor who takes a job posing as comic-book hero Captain Avenger at comics stores and conventions. While thus garbed, Ritter foils a grocery store robbery. He skedaddles from the scene when the cops show up, leading witnesses to assume that he is a genuine costumed superhero, the sort that shows up to foil the villains and then modestly retreats after his job is done. Ritter is hired by the mayor's staff, who hope that the Captain Avenger tie-in will help the mayor win an upcoming election. This plan comes acropper, and Captain Avenger finds himself on the outs with the public. Prodded by his girlfriend Anne Archer to be himself and not rely on a costume and mask to gain adulation, Ritter becomes a bonafide hero when he rescues several citizens from a fire. Thanks to the enthusiastic performance of John Ritter, Hero at Large remains amusing even when you know what's going to happen next (a common occurrence in this film). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

John Ritter
as Steve Nichols
Anne Archer
as J. Marsh
Bert Convy
as Walter Reeves
Kevin McCarthy
as Calvin Donnelly
Harry Bellaver
as Eddie
Anita Dangler
as Mrs. Havacheck
Jane Hallaren
as Gloria Preston
Rick Podell
as Milo
Joyce Brothers
as Herself
Trish Doolan
Kenneth Cory
Allan Rich
as Marty Fields
Gerry Black
as Hero at Fire
William Bogert
as TV Moderator
Gerald Castillo
as Heroes at Fire
Garry Goodrow
as TV Reporter
Michael Gorrin
as Mr. Rothberg
Gary Klar
as Cameraman
Bryan O'Byrne
as Scientist
James O'Connell
as Stage Manager
Church Ortiz
as Grocery Store Punk
Robin Sherwood
as Lab. Assistant
Joseph Stern
as Assistant Director
Kenneth Tobey
as Fire Chief
Kevin Bacon
as 2nd Teenager
Neill Barry
as 1st Teenager
A.J. Carothers
as Stage Director
Gary Combs
as Holdup Man
Rita Crafts
as Woman in Crowd
Lionel Pina
as 3rd Teenager
Michael Prince
as Dignitary
Frank Casey
as Reporter
Lenny Geer
as 1st Thug
Rita Crafts
as Woman in Crowd
Gerald Castillo
as Heroes at Fire
Michael Gorrin
as Mr. Rothberg
Frank Casey
as Reporter
A.J. Carothers
as Stage Director
Neill Barry
as 1st Teenager
Gerry Black
as Hero at Fire
Gary Klar
as Cameraman
Joseph Stern
as Assistant Director
Gary Combs
as Holdup Man
Garry Goodrow
as TV Reporter
Michael Prince
as Dignitary
Church Ortiz
as Grocery Store Punk
Allan Rich
as Marty Fields
Kenneth Tobey
as Fire Chief
Robin Sherwood
as Lab. Assistant
Lionel Pina
as 3rd Teenager
Kevin Bacon
as 2nd Teenager
Joyce Brothers
as Herself
Bryan O'Byrne
as Scientist
William Bogert
as TV Moderator
James O'Connell
as Stage Manager

Crew

Martin Davidson
Director
Stephen Friedman
Producer
A.J. Carothers
Screenwriter
Patrick Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Gundlach
Production Designer
Albert Brenner
Production Designer
Roger M. Rothstein
Associate Producer
Marvin March
Set Designer
Sandra Davidson
Costume Designer
Jack Roe
First Assistant Director
Joyce Robinson
Casting
Sid Levin
Supervising Editor
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