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Luigi Angelo (screenplay)
Alberto De Martino (story)
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Release Date:
14 February 1980 (Italy) See more »
Low-budget film about a young man given a mystical medallion by an Aztec shaman, in order to become... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Walter George Alton ... Prof. Tony Farms / Puma Man

Donald Pleasence ... Kobras (as Donald Pleasance)
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ... Vadinho (as Miguel Angel Fuentes)
Sydne Rome ... Miss Jane Dobson
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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Omero Capanna ... Kobras Man (uncredited)
Giovanni Cianfriglia ... Thug (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Rankin (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Nello Pazzafini ... Hitman (uncredited)
Angelo Ragusa ... Thug (uncredited)
Marco Stefanelli ... Kobras Thug (uncredited)
Franco Ukmar ... Kobras Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Alberto De Martino 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Luigi Angelo  screenplay
Alberto De Martino  story
Massimo De Rita  screenplay

Original Music by
Renato Serio 
Cinematography by
Mario Vulpiani 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
Production Design by
Antonio Visone 
Costume Design by
Mario Giorsi 
Makeup Department
Sergio Gennari .... key hair stylist
Stefano Trani .... chief makeup
Production Management
Giuseppe Auriemma .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claudio Marson .... second assistant director
Joe Pollini .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Roberto Alberghini .... sound engineer
Michael Billingsley .... sound editor
Fernando Caso .... special sound effects
Gianni D'Amico .... sound mixing engineer
Alvaro Gramigna .... special sound effects
Mario Morigi .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Mauro Grilli .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Mario Bernardo .... special optical effects
Ermando Biamonte .... traveling mattes
Camera and Electrical Department
Emilio Lari .... set photographer
Maurizio Maggi .... camera operator
Filippo Neroni .... focus puller
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luciana Mancini .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Giancarlo Tiburzi .... assistant editor
Pietro Tomassi .... assistant editor
Music Department
Renato Serio .... conductor
Other crew
Gioia Donati .... script girl
Georgio Ferrari .... spaceship realizer
Otello Tomassini .... production accountant
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'uomo puma" - Italy (original title)
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90 min
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Star Donald Pleasence once cited this as the worst film he had ever been in.See more »
Factual errors: Vadinho refers to himself and his people as Aztecs from the Andes plateau. The Aztecs lived in southern Mexico. The Incas were the primary Indian empire in the Andes.See more »
Kobras:You cannot escape me! You can no longer jump into space! Because you are made of earth! And to earth, you shall return!See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
ouch my brain, 13 January 2002

If ever a movie existed that was so insanely horrible as to be laughed at by the masses, that movie is Puma Man. A disgrace to the entire science-fiction genre, this 1980 made-for-television movie expounds with horrible special effects, terrible acting, and an utterly non-existent plot.

First, we'll concentrate on those special effects. Special abilities and powers differentiate super-heros from each other, and Puma Man certainly has his fair share of "abilities." The first and most painfully obvious is his ability to fly. Not only can Puma Man fly (as one would expect considering the innate ability of flight in pumas), but he can fly in oblique angles to the ground. This effect basically looks like a man falling from a building with a side-scrolling background behind him. (The image I use as my personal image is actually taken directly from the movie.) Come on! I believed that the original Godzilla was actually destroying Tokyo more than I believed that this guy was flying.

Next we have the acting. The only memorable actor in the entire movie is the random, grunting Aztec guy who appears throughout the movie to aide Puma Man in his quest against Dr. Kobra (spelled with a 'K', KLEVER!). Yet, as the market has never been too good for random, grunting Aztec men, this guy's acting future was never too bright.

There is no real plot in this one. It is basically just your normal super-hero vs super-villain flick. I won't give away Dr. Kobra's diabolical plan to world domination, but rest assured he has one.

Overall, only see this if you have an urge to make fun of a poorly done movie. This movie has been MST3K'd (Mystery Science Theater 3000), and if you really must see Puma Man, the MST3K'd version is well worth your time.

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