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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Vinnie tells Nay that Nick had an affair with her. It's not clear if she's telling the truth]].


The plot begins when New York judge Leonard B. Sand (Bob Balaban) orders that new public housing units be built in predominantly white neighborhoods in the largely segregated city of Yonkers, New York. Many white, middle-class citizens are outraged, fearing that the lower-class and predominantly black and Hispanic tenants of the housing will turn their communities into slums.

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The plot begins when New York judge Leonard B. Sand (Bob Balaban) (Creator/BobBalaban) orders that new public housing units be built in predominantly white neighborhoods in the largely segregated city of Yonkers, New York. Many white, middle-class citizens are outraged, fearing that the lower-class and predominantly black and Hispanic tenants of the housing will turn their communities into slums.


* NothingButHits: A given when your protagonist is a fan of ''[[Music/BruceSpringsteen The Boss]]''. Uncommon for a Simon's work, a good number of tracks are non-diegetic.

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* NothingButHits: A given when your protagonist is a fan of ''[[Music/BruceSpringsteen "[[Music/BruceSpringsteen The Boss]]''. Boss]]." Uncommon for a Simon's work, a good number of tracks are non-diegetic.


* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Vinnie tells Nay that Nick had an affair with her. It's not clear if she's telling the truth]].

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Vinnie tells Nay that Nick had an affair with her. It's not clear if she's telling the truth]].truth]].
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* NothingButHits: A given when your protagonist is a fan of ''[[Music/BruceSpringsteen The Boss]]''

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* NothingButHits: A given when your protagonist is a fan of ''[[Music/BruceSpringsteen The Boss]]''Boss]]''. Uncommon for a Simon's work, a good number of tracks are non-diegetic.


* NothingButHits: A given when you protagonist is a fan of ''[[Music/BruceSpringsteen The Boss]]''

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* NothingButHits: A given when you your protagonist is a fan of ''[[Music/BruceSpringsteen The Boss]]''

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* ShoutOut: Simon slides some references to ''The Wire'' here and there. Examples include "same as it ever was" and "yellow tops"

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* NothingButHits: A given when you protagonist is a fan of ''[[Music/BruceSpringsteen The Boss]]''


'''''Show Me a Hero''''' is a 2015 miniseries, based on the book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, dramatizing the Yonkers housing controversy of the [[TheEighties 1980s]] and early [[TheNineties 1990s]]. It was written by ''Series/TheWire'' co-creator Creator/DavidSimon and writer/journalist William F. Zorzi. All episodes were directed by Creator/PaulHaggis. It aired on Creator/{{HBO}}.

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'''''Show ''Show Me a Hero''''' Hero'' is a 2015 miniseries, based on the book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, dramatizing the Yonkers housing controversy of the [[TheEighties 1980s]] and early [[TheNineties 1990s]]. It was written by ''Series/TheWire'' co-creator Creator/DavidSimon and writer/journalist William F. Zorzi. All episodes were directed by Creator/PaulHaggis. It aired on Creator/{{HBO}}.


'''''Show Me a Hero''''' is a 2015 miniseries dramatizing the Yonkers housing controversy of the [[TheEighties 1980s]] and early [[TheNineties 1990s]]. It was written by ''Series/TheWire'' co-creator Creator/DavidSimon and writer/journalist William F. Zorzi. All episodes were directed by Creator/PaulHaggis. It aired on Creator/{{HBO}}.

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'''''Show Me a Hero''''' is a 2015 miniseries miniseries, based on the book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, dramatizing the Yonkers housing controversy of the [[TheEighties 1980s]] and early [[TheNineties 1990s]]. It was written by ''Series/TheWire'' co-creator Creator/DavidSimon and writer/journalist William F. Zorzi. All episodes were directed by Creator/PaulHaggis. It aired on Creator/{{HBO}}.


* DyeingForYourArt: Catherine Keener is almost unrecognizable as the older and silver-haired Mary Dorman.

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* MeaninglessVillainVictory: It doesn't matter that the Nick loses his reelection bid and that Spallone replaces him and it doesn't matter how badly the anti-compliance mob wants the city council to resist the court order, the building of the public housing units continues and is completed because, otherwise, the court would inflict crippling fines on the city of Yonkers. In one scene, Mary Dorman realizes all the protesting is useless; whether Wasiscko is mayor, or Spallone is, the housing will be built and the people will have to change.


* InMediaRes: Subverted. The show begins with a scene, then flashes back to several years ago. A scene in the middle of the show is made to look like it's a continuation of the first scene, but it's not. Only the final scene of the show has finally caught up to the first scene, making it a case of BookEnds.

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* InMediaRes: InMediasRes: Subverted. The show begins with a scene, then flashes back to several years ago. A scene in the middle of the show is made to look like it's a continuation of the first scene, but it's not. Only the final scene of the show has finally caught up to the first scene, making it a case of BookEnds.

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* GovernmentProcedural

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* CompleteTheQuoteTitle: "Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy." A quote by Creator/FScottFitzgerald.

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