Heroes (1977)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie, Social Problem Film  |   Release Date - Nov 17, 1977 (USA)  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Heroes is an old-fashioned social problem movie concerning a troubled Vietnam veteran and the loving woman who helps him to work out his problems. Henry Winkler plays Jack Dunne, a veteran who has a history of mental problems. Jack fools the hospital doctor Elias (Hector Elias) and escapes from the hospital with the intention of starting a worm farm with money collected from his fellow inmates. Jack hops aboard a bus, where he meets up with Carol Bell (Sally Field), who, invites Jack to join up with her on a trip to California.

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civilian, doctor/nurse, friendship, mental-illness, on-the-road, patient [medical], veteran [military], war, worm [animal]