A Hero of Our Time (1985)

01/01/1985 (US) 28m
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Loosely based on a section of Mikhail Lermontov's classic Russian novel of the same title, the film involves a displaced cowboy (played by Kevin Jarre, the screenwriter of Rambo), a sociopathic record producer (Dennis Hopper) and, caught between them, a gum-chewing valley girl who would rather be somewhere else (Natalie Zimmerman). Lermontov's 19th century novel leaves a vapor trail on the action, but A Hero of Our Time is more precisely a portrait of contemporary Los Angeles, a tale of wayward heroism played out against a landscape of yearning and desolation. Director/writer Michael Almereyda, whose screenplay for Wim Wenders' Until the End of the World will be produced this year, completed principal photography for A Hero of Our Time in October of 1985. Dennis Hopper's participation occurred during a break in the filming of Blue Velvet.

  1. Michael Almereyda

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Dennis Hopper

    Dennis Hopper

    Casey

  2. Kevin Jarre

    Peck

  3. Albert Hall

    Airport Kid

  4. Mina Johnson

    Lisa

  5. Darci Kistler

    Bowling Alley Girl

  6. Tony Peck

    Tony Peck

    Weller

  7. Corrine Plieth

    Airport Woman

  8. Natalie Zimmerman

    Rio

Full Cast & Crew

A Hero of Our Time

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Original Language English

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