Hero (1987 film)

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Hero DVD Cover.jpg
Hero DVD/VHS Cover
Directed by Tony Maylam
Produced by Drummond Challis
Lee Stern
Written by Tony Maylam
Narrated by Michael Caine
Music by Rick Wakeman
Release date
2 July 1987 (1987-07-02)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Hero (1987) is the official documentary film of the 1986 FIFA World Cup held in Mexico.[1]

The film was narrated by Michael Caine and the music score was written by Rick Wakeman. Hero found the most success in Argentina since the focal point of the film was Diego Maradona and his role in the quarter-final match against England, more specifically the Hand of God goal and the Goal of the Century.[1] The match and the championship were eventually won by Argentina.[1] The film also enjoys cult status in the UK.


  • West Germany: 2 July 1987
  • Italy: 7 June 1990 (TV premiere)



  1. ^ a b c FIFA World Cup Film Collection, FIFAFilms.com. Accessed 10 July 2008.
  2. ^ "Hero". Retrieved 15 March 2015. 

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