Hero is a 1992 comedy-drama starring Dustin Hoffman as Bernie LaPlante, a man who makes his living by pick-pocketing and committing other petty crimes. Heâ€™s frowned upon by mainstream society and doesnâ€™t have much faith in himself, either. A brighter side of Bernie appears when he heroically rescues some survivors of a horrific plane crash, risking his life to save theirs. He disappears from the scene, but the media is ravenous to uncover the hero. Since Bernie refuses to step up, a homeless Vietnam veteran steps up and takes the credit. Bernie has to decide if itâ€™s worth trying to convince everyone heâ€™s not the deplorable social leech he appears to be, or if the world is better off with a war veteran as its hero. Hero is directed by Stephen Frears and co-stars Geena Davis as crash survivor and TV reporter Gale Gayley, and Andy Garcia plays the hard-luck Vietnam veteran John Bubber.