Ordinary Heroes (1986 film)

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Ordinary Heroes
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Directed by Peter H. Cooper
Produced by Ira R. Barmak
Screenplay by Ira R. Barmak
Music by Perry Botkin Jr.
Cinematography Hal Trussell
Edited by Mark Rosenbaum
Crow Productions
Release date
  • October 19, 1986 (1986-10-19) (ABC)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Ordinary Heroes is a 1986 television drama film directed by Peter H. Cooper. It premiered on ABC on October 19, 1986.[1]

The film is a remake of the 1945 film Pride of the Marines,[2] but set in the Vietnam War instead of World War II.


In 1971, Tony (Richard Dean Anderson) fell in love with Maria (Valerie Bertinelli), but their future was abruptly put on hold when Tony was drafted to fight in the Vietnam War. When he returned to the country two years later, she was still waiting for him, but he was no longer the same.

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Parts of the film were shot in Salt Lake City and Magna, Utah.[3]


  1. ^ "Sunday, October 19". United Press International. October 18, 1986. 
  2. ^ Klobas, Lauri E. (1988). Disability Drama in Television and Film. McFarland & Company. pp. 107–9. ISBN 9780899503097. 
  3. ^ D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874. 

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