History Film / AccidentalHero

19th Sep '16 11:02:38 PM snichols1973
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* ClusterFBomb: Bernie drops a number of these throughout the film.
19th Sep '16 10:55:50 PM snichols1973
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* ButtMonkey: Everything seems to go wrong for Bernie, who loses a shoe, gives the other one to John Bubber who becomes a celebrity once the other shoe is found at the plane wreck, loses his job, gets arrested for a credit card scam, is accused of blackmailing Bubber by Gale, who threatens to have Bernie prosecuted if anything happens to Bubber.
31st Aug '16 8:04:25 AM Mdumas43073
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31st Aug '16 8:00:30 AM Mdumas43073
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''Accidental Hero'' (released in the US as simply ''Hero'') is a comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and starring Creator/DustinHoffman, Geena Davis, Andy García, and Joan Cusack. It was released in the United States on 20 October 1992.

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''Accidental Hero'' (released in the US as simply ''Hero'') is a 1992 comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and starring Creator/DustinHoffman, Geena Davis, Andy García, and Joan Cusack. It was released in the United States on 20 October 1992.
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!!Accidental Hero provides examples of:

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!!Accidental Hero !!''Accidental Hero'' provides examples of:
14th Feb '16 8:55:16 PM suntzu
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* AllLovingHero: Bubber may not have saved the airplane passengers, but he is nevertheless this. His service in Vietnam was marked by him saving his entire unit. When he got a million dollars, rather than forget about all the remaining homeless people, he uses his newfound fame to help them. His compassion shines through when he visits the children's hospital. And of course, he risks his life saving Bernie on the ledge.


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* RagsToRiches: Bubber goes overnight from homeless to wealthy idol of millions. He enjoys it at first... before the guilt of his imposture starts eating at him.
20th Dec '15 11:27:44 AM redandready45
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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: After rescuing all those passengers, life seems to kick Bernie in the gut: by rescuing the passengers, he missed out on taking his son to the movies, he lost his job for being late to work, and he was thrown in jail.


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* ThrowTheDogABone: After suffering several indignities, Bernie does get thrown a few bones: his bartender friend gives him a free beer, and his lawyer payed his bail free of charge. And at the end of the movie, he gets a day to hang out with his son.
28th Jun '14 12:48:06 PM Dancedom
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''Accidental Hero'' (released in the US as simply ''Hero'') is a comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and starring Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy García, Chevy Chase, and Joan Cusack. It was released in the United States on 20 October 1992.

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''Accidental Hero'' (released in the US as simply ''Hero'') is a comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and starring Dustin Hoffman, Creator/DustinHoffman, Geena Davis, Andy García, Chevy Chase, and Joan Cusack. It was released in the United States on 20 October 1992.
25th Dec '13 1:43:17 PM Lakija
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* John, after taking credit for a rescue he didn't actually do, goes out on a ledge [[TalkingDownTheSuicide and is contemplating suicide.]] Bernie, the actual rescuer, goes out to talk him down. They both agree that John is more the "hero-type" than Bernie is, so Bernie lets John take the credit both for the original rescue and for talking ''him'' off the ledge.

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* ThePrecariousLedge: John, after taking credit for a rescue he didn't actually do, goes out on a ledge [[TalkingDownTheSuicide and is contemplating suicide.]] Bernie, the actual rescuer, goes out to talk him down. They both agree that John is more the "hero-type" than Bernie is, so Bernie lets John take the credit both for the original rescue and for talking ''him'' off the ledge.
25th Dec '13 1:42:53 PM Lakija
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* John, after taking credit for a rescue he didn't actually do, goes out on a ledge [[TalkingDownTheSuicide and is contemplating suicide.]] Bernie, the actual rescuer, goes out to talk him down. They both agree that John is more the "hero-type" than Bernie is, so Bernie lets John take the credit both for the original rescue and for talking ''him'' off the ledge.
9th Dec '13 1:29:51 PM 32_Footsteps
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* BecomingTheMask: In the climax, Bernie points out to Bubber that he has become a hero that saved others' lives (including helping a child come out of a coma).



* HereWeGoAgain: The movie ends with Bernie at the zoo with his son, when he hears that someone's child fell into the lion's pit. As before, [[KnightInSourArmor Bernie tries to find someone else to save the kid]], but nobody steps forth. This time, he asks his son to watch his shoes.



* KnightInSourArmor: Bernie. Nobody except his son believes that Bernie could really be the hero and risk his life to save others.

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* KnightInSourArmor: Bernie. Nobody except his son [[spoiler: and Gail in the climax]] believes that Bernie could really be the hero and risk his life to save others.others.
* MyGreatestFailure: The reason Bernie doesn't stick around to take credit for rescuing the passengers? He feels guilty because he couldn't rescue the father of the kid who asked for his help. [[spoiler: Subverted when it comes to light that the father ended up escaping on his own without help.]]
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