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
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 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $7 million[citation needed]

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.



Shooting took place in Sofia, Bulgaria in 32 days on April 3 and May 5, 2007.[1]

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).[2]


David Johnson of DVD Verdict wrote, "It's violent and over-the-top, but Hero Wanted is ultimately a slick, hollow affair."[3]


  1. ^ Galloway, Stephen (2007-05-18). "In the pipeline". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  2. ^ Woodward, Tom. "Hero Wanted (US - DVD R1)". DVDactive.com. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  3. ^ Johnson, David (2008-04-29). "Hero Wanted". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 

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