An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired to to promote. He decides to dabble at being a superhero only to find that it is more difficult and dangerous than he ever imagined. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
Help is on the way!
5 June 1980 (West Germany)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
In an interview with John Ritter at a Kansas City Radio Station in 1980, John was asked about the home town of "Steve Nichols." Three time during the film, there are references to Cawker City as being his home town as well as there being a Cawker City High School green and white banner hanging on the wall. John replied that he thought Cawker City was made up by the writers. Almost immediately, the radio station was flooded with calls informing John that there really is a Cawker City, Kansas and that it is the home of the World's Largest Ball of Twine. See more
As Steve sits in his cab listening to a portable police scanner, he is still moving the tuner (showing needle movement) while the dispatcher can be clearly heard giving the information about the fleeing criminals. See more
Maybe it doesn't matter who he is.