• The Hero
  • The Hero
  • The Hero

The Hero

by Brett Haley Gala Premieres

With a smoky baritone voice, former western icon Lee Hayden utters a superficial ad slogan into a microphone. When he is not playing the odd role in commercials, the greying, former action hero spends his days smoking marijuana together with former co-star, friend and dealer, Jeremy. When suddenly he is diagnosed cancer, Lee realises that things need to change. He decides to accept an invitation to be presented with a lifetime achievement award, tries to get in touch with his estranged daughter while becoming more and more distracted by Charlotte, a pretty woman half his age… With sultry, tranquil imagery and heart-warming humour, director Brett Haley takes us on a journey through an aged cowboy’s Los Angeles. Haley developed the screenplay around main actor Sam Elliott, who finally returns to the big stage.

  • Genre: Tragicomedy
  • Country, Year: USA, 2017
  • Runtime: 93 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
  • Director: Brett Haley
  • Cast: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman, Katharine Ross
  • Screenplay: Brett Haley, Marc Basch
  • Cinematography: Rob Givens
  • Editor: Brett Haley
  • Music: Keegan Dewitt
  • Producers: Sam Bisbee, Houston King, Erik Rommesmo
  • Production Companies: Northern Lights Films, Park Pictures , Houston King Productions
  • World Sales: Universal Pictures (USA)
Show full crew