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Massimo De Rita (screenplay)
Luigi Angelo (collaboration on screenplay)
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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
Massimo De Rita (screenplay)

Luigi Angelo (collaboration on screenplay)

Alberto De Martino (story)

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)
"Pumaman" - USA (alternative title)
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90 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Star Donald Pleasence once cited this as the worst film he had ever been in.See more »
Continuity: In the first shot of Tony flying, he gets to the city. In the next shot, a few seconds later, he is in some trees, which are next to the place he flew from.See more »
Vadinho:Each man is a God. Each man is free.See more »


Can anyone verify who currently owns the copyright on this film?
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
"When you want the flavor of bacon in a dip", 29 October 2000
Author: Michael Robb from Dallas, TX

Pumaman has got to be one of the worst superheroes of all time. His "costume" consists of a shirt with a Aztec happy face on it, a pair of Abercrombie and Finch cargo pants, cheap pleather cowboy boots, the WWF Hardcore Championship belt (the only thing that's "hardcore" about this loser), and a fey red cape. He flies at about the same speed as the Goodyear Blimp, he can rip the top of a Jaguar but has a hard time wrestling a sixtyish fat man to the ground, he can teleport, but only to places he has been before (such as his friend's firetruck(?)), and his theme song sounds like a commercial for a personal injury attourney. Worse, he has a hulking mongoloid with a Moe Howard haircut following him around doing all his dirty work, like getting beat up by bad guys or tying Pumaman up during one of his many suicide attempts. In the same vein, the "villian", Donald Pleasance, has one of the worst evil schemes of all time: taking over the world by staring at manniquen heads through a mask mounted on a pole. Other idioic characters include Pumaman's mouth-breathing girlfriend (why she wears a leather flying helmet is beyond me) and a whole army of thugs as cannon fodder for this wuss and his Aztec. ONLY watch this on MST3K!

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