Deadly Hero

1975

Crime / Drama / Thriller

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Conchata Ferrell as Slugger Ann
Treat Williams as Billings
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Reviewed by msroz 7 / 10

Don Murray personifies police violence

"Deadly Hero" (1975) is a 70s-style neo-noir. It's quite good, but beware that it seems to start off a bit slowly with some scenes that run too long, like a dancing/music scene. Once it settles down and focuses itself, it becomes more edgy. Don Murray is great as a violent cop who is first recognized as heroic but then is accused of murder. I felt that the movie did not generate much if any sympathy for him and his plight. After all, early in the story he guns down kidnapper James Earl Jones for no good reason at all when he has already surrendered. There is some allusion in the movie to Murray's character being an outlier among all police. We are shown many sides of his character, such that we can to some extent understand him. Being a street cop for 18 years has hardened him and being tough has got him commendations. He's imbibed a philosophy of being society's instrument against crime when the justice system fails. Regardless, his behavior can be seen as a prototype for today's far more extensive and unnecessary police brutality.

The film is very 70s, which is not a criticism. It's blunt, energetic, colorful and has a realistic street-wise edge. Being fully a New York City movie brings in an array of loud and boisterous New York characters.

Diahn Williams, who reminds me of Mary Tyler Moore, is perfect in the part of a 45-year old cellist who is kidnapped by Jones and becomes a key witness in the events leading to his death. The story develops into a thriller, but the heart of the movie has to be the tragedy of it that culminates from the basic conflict between Murray's behavior and the conscience of Diahn Williams.

Reviewed by actionpro 10 / 10

Awesome Movie

Deadly Hero is a wonderful Don Murray vehicle. After seeing this movie, one can only wonder why he did not receive more opportunities to display his tremendous acting ability. Diahn Williams also does a fine job with her role, which would be her first and last big screen role. And of course, I must mention James Earl Jones, who also delivers a fine performance. Great use of color within this film also is a plus. Lastly, the dated orchestra/dance scenes are hilarious and fun to watch. This movie is a great hidden gem-if you can still find it at a video store, do the right thing and rent this entertaining film.

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