Hero Wanted

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Hero Wanted
DVD cover
Directed by Brian Smrz
Produced by Danny Lerner
Johnny Martin
David E. Ornston
Richard Salvatore
John Thompson
Les Weldon
Written by Chad Law
Evan Law
Starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Ray Liotta
Kim Coates
Norman Reedus
Jean Smart
Christa Campbell
Ben Cross
Tommy Flanagan
Sammi Hanratty
Music by Kenneth Burgomaster
Cinematography Larry Blanford
Edited by Tim Anderson
Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release dates
  • April 29, 2008 (2008-04-29)
Running time 94 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $7 million

Hero Wanted is a 2008 American thriller film directed by Brian Smrz in his directorial debut, and starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ray Liotta, Kim Coates and Norman Reedus. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on April 29, 2008.


Liam Case (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) is a garbage man whose life hasn't quite turned out the way he expected it would. In order to impress the girl of his dreams, Liam plans an elaborate heist that will culminate with him jumping in to save the day at the last minute. When the day of the heist arrives, however, the plan takes an unexpected turn and Liam winds up in the hospital. Upon learning that a mysterious killer has slain the criminal that left both himself and the bank teller for dead during the chaos of the robbery, Liam realizes that the associates of the murdered thief won't stop until they have avenged the death of their fallen partner in crime.



It is set and filmed in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 32 days on April 3 and May 5, 2007.

Home media[edit]

DVD was released in Region 1 in the United States on April 29, 2008, and also Region 2 in the United Kingdom on 16 June 2008, it was distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. It is included a downloadable Digital Copy (PC and PSP) version of the disc with studio-imposed restrictions (and was one of the first DVDs to offer this now commonplace feature).[1]


  1. ^ Woodward, Tom. "Hero Wanted (US - DVD R1)". DVDactive.com. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 

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