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Once a Hero (1987– )

TV Series | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy

The creator of comic superhero Captain Justice, Abner Bevis, is in a rut, repeating old storylines. The comic's owners want to kill the strip off due to falling sales, and children are losing interest in it. This transfers itself to the ...See moreThe creator of comic superhero Captain Justice, Abner Bevis, is in a rut, repeating old storylines. The comic's owners want to kill the strip off due to falling sales, and children are losing interest in it. This transfers itself to the world of the comic strip, Pleasantville, where Justice realises his adventures are repeats, and the characters of the world are starting to fade. So Justice crosses into the real world. He finds he has lost his superpowers, but the comic's Gumshoe has followed him and is looking out for him. His antics create renewed interest in the strip. Bevis is inspired to make Justice more contemporary, and the owners agree not to cancel it. Written by Cynan Rees See less
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Updated Sep 19, 1987

Release date (First episode)
Sep 19, 1987 (United States)

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39 cast members
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Josh Blake
Woody Greely / Woody Greeley Woody Greely / Woody Greeley   See fewer
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Jeff Lester
Captain Justice Captain Justice   See fewer
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Caitlin Clarke
Emma Greely / Emma Greeley Emma Greely / Emma Greeley   See fewer
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Robert Forster
Gumshoe Gumshoe   See fewer
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Milo O'Shea
Abner Bevis Abner Bevis   See fewer
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David Wohl
Edward Kybo / Emma's Boss Edward Kybo / Emma's Boss   See fewer
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Dana Short
Tippy Young Tippy Young   See fewer
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Martine Beswick
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Jerry Corley
Technician Technician   See fewer
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Ronalda Douglas
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Fran Drescher
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Dick Drumm
Shopkeeper Shopkeeper   See fewer
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Alan David Gelman
Bernie Rosen Bernie Rosen   See fewer
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Judy Kain
Barbara Lasker Barbara Lasker   See fewer
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Ron Karabatsos
Mr. Avalon Mr. Avalon   See fewer
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Dianne Kay
Rachel Kirk Rachel Kirk   See fewer
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Elizabeth Lambert
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Richard Lynch
Victor Lazarus Victor Lazarus   See fewer
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Jason Marin
Paperboy Paperboy   See fewer
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Michael Masters
Henchman Henchman   See fewer
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Vince McKewin
Photographer Photographer   See fewer
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Carolyn Megini
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Scott Menville
Cubby Watson Cubby Watson   See fewer
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Charlie Messenger
Well-Heeled Man Well-Heeled Man   See fewer
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E. Danny Murphy
Crook #2 Crook #2   See fewer
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Deborah Offner
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Sean Patrick
Irwin Levey Irwin Levey   See fewer
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Eugene Egan Eugene Egan   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 26 votes