Ace reporter Gale Gayley literally falls into the story of a lifetime when she's a passenger on an airplane that crashes into a Chicago bridge. In the smoke and darkness, she's saved by a rude, foul-mouthed "hero," who promptly disappears into the night... leaving only his shoe behind. When Gale's TV station offers a million dollars to the mystery hero, a gentle Vietnam vet appears to claim the prize and he shares it with the city's homeless. But this screwball Cinderella story is complicated by the fact that the real hero is a small time crook whom nobody believes. Both men have something heroic inside, as well as something to hide. And it's up to Gale to discover the true meaning of courage.
Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy Garcia, Joan Cusack, Kevin O'Connor, Maury Chaykin, Stephen Tobolowsky, Christian Clemenson, Tom Arnold, Warren Berlinger, Cady Huffman, Susie Cusack, James Madio, Richard Riehle, Daniel Leroy Baldwin, Don Yesso, Don Pugsley, Lee Wilkof, Steven Elkins, Leslie Jordan, Raymond Fitzpatrick, Bobby C Collins, Richard Montoya, Herbert Siguenza, Don S Davis, Darrell Larson, Harry Northup, Jordan Bond, Eric Poppick, Marnie Mosiman, William Duff-Griffin, Peggy Roeder, Lance Kinsey, Michael Talbott, Paul Hewitt, Marita Geraghty, Shirley Pierce, Jeff Garlin, John M Watson Sr., John Mohrlein, Tony Fitzpatrick, Vito D'Ambrosio, Jay M Leggett, Dev Kennedy, Terry Muller, I M Hobson, William Newman, Clea Lewis, Lynn Oddo, Tom Milanovich, Cordis Heard, Henry Brown, Robert Munns, Heidi McNeal, James T Callahan, D. David Morin, Chevy Chase, Kevin Jackson