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The Pumaman (1980)
"L'uomo puma" (original title)

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Low-budget film about a young man given a mystical medallion by an Aztec shaman, in order to become a puma-empowered champion like his father before him. In trying to initially locate the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Walter George Alton ...
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Kobras (as Donald Pleasance)
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ...
Vadinho (as Miguel Angel Fuentes)
Sydne Rome ...
Silvano Tranquilli ...
Ambassador Dobson
Benito Stefanelli ...
Rankin, Kobras' Lieutenant
Guido Lollobrigida ...
Kobras Thug with Moustache
Peter Cellier ...
Museum Curator
Geoffrey Copleston ...
Sir George Bradley (as Jeffrey Coppleston)
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Low-budget film about a young man given a mystical medallion by an Aztec shaman, in order to become a puma-empowered champion like his father before him. In trying to initially locate the young man, the shaman has the nasty habit of pushing candidates out of windows to test them ("Nope, not him.") Written by Derek Chong <d2chong@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>

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ESP 32,913,166 (Spain) (2 July 1999)
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Star Donald Pleasence once cited this as the worst film he had ever been in. See more »

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The "stone" wall of Kobras' lair gives very noticeably when Puma Man throws two goons into it. See more »

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Jane Dobson: Have you ever made love in the air?
Prof. Tony Farms: How else would you make little puma men?
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You will believe a puma can fly....
26 February 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Puma Man - who is he? Why is he here? Where did he come from? Why is he a manic-depressive?

All of these questions - or at least most - can be answered by watching "L'uomo puma" (or "Puma Man", as I know it). Made (solely) to cash in on the "Superman" craze, this comes in at just barely more tolerable than "The Indian Superman" (never seen that one? Check out "Stomp Tokyo").

Seems Aztec priest Vadinho ("an onion?") is throwing guys out of high-rise windows all over London to see which one is a super hero. Well, if there's no better way to find out.... Then he comes upon college professor Tony Farms (Alton, whom you probably haven't seen since those old "dry look" commercials), who survives a three-story fall quite nicely. Vadinho then bestows a magic belt on him that grants Tony the heroic powers of a puma.

Okay...stop there. Comparison time. Tony jumps, pumas jump. Tony claws things, pumas claw things. Tony flies, pumas.... Aah, there, SEE? Of course, if a puma was going through the air, it would probably flail its limbs all around and have its butt up the air, too.

Anyway, Tony's first assignment: stop the evil Kobras (Pleasance!!) from taking over the world by staring at people through an aluminum foil mask and controlling their minds with papier-mache mock-ups of their heads (poor representations, too), and while wearing leather S&M suits or silver nehru jackets. Oh Donald, what were you thinking? "Paycheck", no doubt.

Everything here suggests the film-makers were trying to attain the lofty heights of "Superman"; but this group doesn't even get close to "Super Mario Brothers" territory.

Love the disco soundtrack, though, as well as the special FX (no more special than back projection technology) and that perplexed look Donald Pleasance has on his face throughout the film. Maybe he was expecting Steve McQueen to drop by and help him escape?

At any rate, MST3K is the safest, least harmful way to witness the disaster that is "Puma Man". For certain, Mike and the robots supply the best dialogue (favorite - "Couldn't control me bladder - sorry, mate!")

Three stars for "L'uomo puma" (for sheer joy in its stupidity), and ten stars for the MST3K version.

Catch it, just to see what puts the "poo" in "Puma Man".


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