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The Pumaman (1980)

L'uomo puma (original title)
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 ...
Kobras (as Donald Pleasance)
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ...
Vadinho (as Miguel Angel Fuentes)
Silvano Tranquilli ...
Ambassador Dobson
Benito Stefanelli ...
Rankin, Kobras' Lieutenant
Guido Lollobrigida ...
Kobras Thug with Moustache
Peter Cellier ...
Museum Curator
Geoffrey Gerald Copleston ...
Sir George Bradley (as Jeffrey Coppleston)


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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Release Date:

14 February 1980 (Italy)  »

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Star Donald Pleasence once cited this as the worst film he had ever been in. See more »


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


Jane Dobson: I've never seen anybody make love in the air before!
Prof. Tony Farms: But that's how you make little puma men.
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Flying Like A Puma
Written and Performed by Renato Serio And His Orchestra
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Im sorry, i Just had to make another comment on this one.
25 April 2002 | by (Ridgewood, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

This movie will NEVER grow old! It is the best movie I have ever seen, ok maybe my version was "edited" by a trio of sarcastic friends, but nevertheless, you will believe the mystical "Aztec" religion. It is so well done and detailed, you will forget that the Aztecs were nowhere near the Andes mountains. Pumaman, aka Liberachi in Dockers, is a superhero who could take out the Justice League, Fantasitc Four, The X-Men, Spider Man, Batman, and Even Superman all at the same time and not even break a sweat! I mean c'mon, who could possible stand up to his uncanny ability to sense danger? And my, god those claws, he somehow ripped through the top of that Mercedes! He is also somehow able to fly by merely bending over to tie his shoe against a bluescreen. His teleporting capabilities are unmatched. And dont forget the kool-aid vision, I mean this guy has it all! he can even pretend hes dead by somehow stopping his heart!! HOW DOES HE DO IT? I dont know about you, but Pumaman is hands-down the best superhero EVER.

Now we come to the AMAZINGLY well dressed, and cunning villian Kobras. That strange Intel-Inside mask made me shudder in fear and look over my shoulder for weeks to ensure a fat, bald Donald Pleasance wasnt trying to take my will, and place a ceramic model of my head on a rack to control me from afar. He amazingly is able to generate a forcefield, which for some reason he likes the "bald setting". Donald Pleasance delivered the best performance of his career in this role, and give a steller portayal of this dastardly villian. Kobras, only flaw, aside from his poorly though out schemes is that he runs out of triscuits only 20 minutes into the movie. He is taken out after an epic struggle with the Pu-may-man and his buddy Vadino.

Ah, Vadino, half man, half Onion. Not since Robin has their been a better sidekick! I mean who WOULDNT want a serial killer for a side kick... Vadino's handy work makes Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th parts 2-10 for those of you living on the moon since 1982) shudder in fear!!! The way he chooses who will be the next Pumanman is impeccable, a simple trial that if you fail you fall to your death. The mystical Aztec guide helps Pumaman develop his powers and together they destroy Kobras. The bravery of our dear onion is shown best when he straps TNT to his chest and breavely mozeys right on into Kobras inpentrable fortress! The only downside to Vadino is when he punches Pumaman out cold.

Th only real casulaties in this file are a Mercedes and Wesminster Abby, but for a film of this quaility, youd agree it is well worth it. I am saddened deeply that we didnt get a Pumaman2: THE RETURN OF KOBRAS!


"Pumaman, he flies like a moron!"

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