SOMEBODY'S HERO

By Darin BECKSTEAD

AMERICAN WORLD PICTURES - as SALES All rights, World

Family - Completed 2010

After accidentally foiling a robbery, an average New York City accountant is thrust into the spotlight becoming a real-life superhero; inspiring a city and winning the woman he loves.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Family, Romance, Comedy
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 79 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Darin BECKSTEAD
    • Writer(s)
    • Darin BECKSTEAD
    • Producer(s)
    • Guillermo SUESCUM, Robyn K. BENNETT
    • Synopsis
    • In the heart-warming family comedy Somebody’s Hero, Dennis Sullivan (Christopher Gorham, Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty), an average New York City accountant, goes unnoticed by his co-workers and boss who refer to him as ghost-like. When his boss assigns him to the account of a wealthy young widow Katie Wells (Susan Misner, Gossip Girl) and her son Jake (Ben Hyland, Marley & Me) who’s fascinated with the TV superhero ‘Man-America’, Dennis takes an instant shine to the young boy and his mom.
      On his way home from their meeting he spies ‘The Imagination Superstore’, where he decides to try on the ‘Man-America’ uniform. But when he steps out of the dressing room he unexpectedly discovers an armed robbery in progress. He bravely takes on the thief and thwarts his efforts to rob the costume store. When security camera footage of the failed heist leaks, it causes a media frenzy. The owner of the costume store (Arthur J. Nascarella, The Sopranos) sees an opportunity to cash in on the ‘Man-America' hype and convinces Dennis to be ‘Man-America.’ Apparently like young Jake, the rest of New York City too needs a superhero to believe in. Now the average guy must become the superhero everyone wants him to be, despite his total lack of super powers.
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