The Hero


The Hero Storyline

Lee Hayden is a veteran actor of Westerns whose career’s best years are behind him after his one really great film, “The Hero.” Now, scraping by with voice overs for commercials, Lee learns that he has a terminal prognosis of pancreatic cancer. Unable to bring himself to tell anyone about it, especially his estranged family, Lee can only brood alone as troubling, yet inspiring, dreams haunt him. Things change when he meets Charlotte Dylan, a stand-up comedian who becomes a lover who inadvertently jump-starts his public profile. Now facing a profound emotional conflict of having a potential career comeback even as his imminent death is staring him in the face, Lee must finally come to terms with both realities when he finally confesses his situation to the one person he can.

Lee Hayden is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy, until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte, and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy, all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.
Release date: June 9, 2017 (USA)
Box office: 4 million USD


Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Elliott Sam Elliott
Laura Prepon Laura Prepon
Charlotte Dylan
Nick Offerman Nick Offerman
Jeremy Frost
Krysten Ritter Krysten Ritter
Lucy Hayden
Katharine Ross Katharine Ross
Valarie Hayden
Doug Cox Doug Cox
Max Gail Max Gail
Gary Babcock
Jackie Joyner Jackie Joyner
Patrika Darbo Patrika Darbo
Frank Collison Frank Collison
Man in Dream
Andy Allo Andy Allo
Ali Wong Ali Wong
Ali Wong
Cameron Esposito Cameron Esposito
Cameron Esposito
Linda Lee McBride Linda Lee McBride
Christopher May Christopher May


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