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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Dustin Hoffman
Geena Davis
Andy Garcia
Joan Cusack
Directors
Stephen Frears
Screenwriters
David Webb Peoples
Laura Ziskin
Alvin Sargent
Running Time
117 minutes

Accidental Hero
Redemptive drama starring Dustin Hoffman.


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Plot
Dustin Hoffman plays a petty criminal dubbed the "angel of flight 204" after rescuing several people. Then someone else takes credits for his noble deeds...


Verdict
First and foremost a highly enjoyable crowd-pleaser, despite some plodding direction and laboured point-making about TV news and the nature of fame and heroism, this has Garcia and Davis as their usual beguiling selves and an ending guaranteed to raise a smile.


Reviewed by Mark Salisbury

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