Show Me a Hero

2015 NR 1 season

Show Me a Hero

2015 NR 1 season
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In this six-part miniseries, the newly elected mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., finds himself smack-dab in the middle of controversy when he's forced to implement a federal government mandate encouraging racial integration through public housing.
Oscar Isaac, Bob Balaban, Jim Belushi, Jon Bernthal, LaTanya Richardson, Catherine Keener, Terry Kinney, Alfred Molina, Clarke Peters, Winona Ryder
Paul Haggis
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2015) - 2 discs

After federal authorities order the construction of public housing in white middle-class areas of Yonkers, N.Y., the city's young mayor is forced to carry out the mandate amid an atmosphere roiling with fear and racism.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French, Portuguese (Brazilian)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Widescreen 1.78:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Show Me a Hero is a miniseries that deals with weighty adult issues such as racism, class, and poverty in a serious and sobering way that reflects the series' true-story origins. Characters regularly use unbleeped language such as "f--k" and "s--t" and get into spirited arguments that spark violent protests. You'll also see light sexual tension and kissing, along with social drinking and cigarette smoking.

Sexual Content

Kissing, sexual tension.


Verbal sparring, rioting, and violent protesting; some characters carry weapons and/or are threatened with physical harm.


Frequent, unbleeped usage of words such as "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," and "piss."

Social Behavior

Themes explore racism, social class, and the mechanics of local politics with a tone that's more realistic (read: pessimistic) than hopeful. But there's an attempt to show that people are just that -- people.


Some brand names are mentioned (Maalox, Stoli).

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking, cigarette smoking. Some scenes take place in bars.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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