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J-Men Forever (1979)

PG | | Comedy
The Lightning Bug has a multi-prong scheme to enslave the earth. First, rock and roll, which the JMen counter with Muzac, then marijuana. Finally, the JMen build a bomb to blow up the moon ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Peter Bergman ...
The Chief
J-Man Barton
M.G. Kelly ...
Lightning Bug (voice) (as Machine Gun Kelly)
Jack Angel ...
Margolyn Curtis ...
Joan Gerber ...
Rod Gist ...
Jock Livingston ...
(voice) (as John Mayer)
(voice) (as Terry McGovern)
Anne Randall ...
(voice) (as Anne Randall Stewart)
Richard E. Stewart ...


The Lightning Bug has a multi-prong scheme to enslave the earth. First, rock and roll, which the JMen counter with Muzac, then marijuana. Finally, the JMen build a bomb to blow up the moon with, but the Bug beats them to it by self destructing the moon by playing his rock and roll too loud. Written by a.d. jensen <aatrix@aol.com>

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This film features edited scenes from 1930s and 1940s serials, re-dubbed for comic effect, combined with explanatory scenes with Peter Bergman and Philip Proctor as federal agents. The explanation given for the constantly changing appearance of the film's villain, The Lightning Bug, is that he is a master of disguise. See more »


"Spy Swatter": [has just avoided being shot by a firing squad] When one of those bullets almost hit me, I thought I was gonna crap!
"His Hairdresser": I heard you fart.
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Edited from The Fighting Devil Dogs (1938) See more »


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The Lightning Bug Strikes
24 January 2003 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

A bizarre villain, as well as a master of disguise, known as the Lightning Bug is planning to eliminate all easy listening and classical music to be replaced by whining banal rock. Its up to the J-Men and stock footage from Republic serials to save the day. The movie is hilarious, even if you never seen a serial in your life. The footage is intercut in the story flawlessly. The only setbacks are the actual filmed scenes and the fact that the film wasn't any longer. If your a serial fan though, this DVD is for you. Rating- 9.

PS- The extra includes an interview by Philip Proctor with George Wallace, lead in the 1952 serial Radar Men from the moon. Judging from the way the interview went, Proctor didn't have all of his facts straight entering the query.

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