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Sammy's Super T-Shirt (1978)

A young boy's lucky t-shirt is transformed through a power surge and gives its wearer super-powers.

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(screenplay), (story) (as H. MacLeod Robertson)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Reggie Winch ...
Sammy Smith
Lawrie Mark ...
Marvin
David Young ...
Big Sid
Keith Jayne ...
Chalky
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Mr. Becket
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Mr. Trotter
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Mum
Jack May ...
Sportsmaster
Michael Ripper ...
Gateman
Marianne Stone ...
Neighbour
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Storyline

A young boy's lucky t-shirt is transformed through a power surge and gives its wearer super-powers.

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Family | Sci-Fi

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1978 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Das Super-T-Shirt  »

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Trivia

The song "Sammy's Super T-Shirt" was written and performed by Harry Robinson, who's also famous for the song "Hoots Mon (There's A Moose Loose About This Hoos)". See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double when Sammy flips Mr. Trotter by the arm in slow motion. See more »

Soundtracks

Sammy's Super T-Shirt
Music by Harry Robertson
Lyrics by Frank Godwin
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Aaah, childhood memories and nostalgia
9 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Created by the Children's Film Foundation (remember the pigeons taking off in Trafalgar Square on the intro credits?), Sammy's Super T-Shirt was just one of the cheesy kids flicks aired by the Beeb on Friday afternoons in the Seventies and Eighties.

This film was all the more memorable to me as it was shot around my local area. The cinder athletics track where the grand finale takes place was where I too competed in district championships while at school (although I would have benefited from Sammy's Tiger power and the ability to speed up the film to make me run faster!).

And the creepy house where Sammy gets kidnapped was known as Murphy's Mansion. Run down and dilapidated after its appearance in the film, it was home to many figments of kids' lively imaginations - killer tramps living in tunnels, murdered children haunting rooms, zombies lurking in the woods. Naturally it was the mecca for any adventurous child, and could only be accessed by swinging precariously over a river from a boarded-up bridge or by climbing over fences and running through back gardens.

It's long been knocked down and replaced by bog-standard new houses - not quite the same really. And the same goes for the pigeons at Trafalgar Square - where are they now?


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