MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 662 this week

The Meteor Man (1993)

 -  Action | Comedy | Fantasy  -  6 August 1993 (USA)
4.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 4,692 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 12 critic

A high school teacher from a troubled inner city Washington D.C. neighborhood becomes a super-powered hero and takes on the gang that has been terrorizing his streets.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 38 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 03 Jan 2014
 
a list of 41 titles
created 11 Jan 2014
 
a list of 26 titles
created 03 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "The Meteor Man" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Meteor Man (1993)

The Meteor Man (1993) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Meteor Man.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

House Party 3 (1994)
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Come to a new House Party, where Kid, after a lifetime 'playing the field', falls in love and is about to get married. 'Play' plans to throw the rockin'est bachelor party ever - until '... See full summary »

Director: Eric Meza
Stars: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, David Edwards
Panther I (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A dramatized account of the story of The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense.

Director: Mario Van Peebles
Stars: Kadeem Hardison, Bokeem Woodbine, Joe Don Baker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood.

Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Robert Townsend, Craigus R. Johnson, Helen Martin
Blankman (1994)
Comedy | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A simpleton inventor becomes a superhero with a bulletproof costume and a low budget.

Director: Mike Binder
Stars: Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, Robin Givens
Black Listed (Video 2003)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Robert Townsend, Harry Lennix, Vanessa Williams
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.

Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon
Money Talks (1997)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.

Director: Brett Ratner
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Chris Tucker, Heather Locklear
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker
I Spy Returns (TV Movie 1994)
Adventure | Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Time passes and things change. So have Scott and Robinson. Scott has become a college professor and Robinson holds a high enough position with the S.S.A.. Actually, their children are now ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry London
Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, George Newbern
Houseguest (1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In hot water with the mob over an unpaid debt, a con man poses as a family friend in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb.

Director: Randall Miller
Stars: Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Kim Greist
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Brooke Marie Bridges, Penny Bae Bridges, Jeff LeBeau
Bill Cosby: 77 (Video 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Bill Cosby
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Simon, Golden Lord Chief
Cynthia Belgrave ...
Marilyn Coleman ...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Nancy Wilson ...
Edit

Storyline

One night Jefferson Reed gets hit in the chest by a souped-up chunk of meteor. So he can fly, but he's scared of heights. He can master the information in any book ... for about fifteen minutes. Now his friends and family want him to protect their community from the dreaded Golden Lords. Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Get meteorized. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG on appeal for children caught up in perils of an urban environment | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meteor Man  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,023,147 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Townsend named his characters real identity, Jefferson Reed, after one of his childhood heroes, his favorite teacher. See more »

Goofs

While Jeff is fighting Simon, the character Goldilocks (Don Cheadle) can be seen goofing around, as if he's coming out of his character. See more »

Quotes

Byers the Mobster: What? WHAAAAAT?
See more »

Connections

References Soul Train (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Somebody Cares For You
Written by Frank McComb, Gerald Levert (as Gerald LaVert), Terry Stubbs, Edward Banks,
and Melvin Sephus
Produced by Terry Stubbs
Performed by Frank McComb
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the best movies I have ever seen.
4 August 2002 | by (Detroit MI USA) – See all my reviews

Why did this movie not make it? The idea was original and the movie was very funny with great acting all around, especially from Townsend who is totally believable. The ending was in my book one of the most exciting and uplifting endings in movie history, and that is just one of the many great scenes in this picture! So do yourself a favor and watch this movie.


11 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Cast nottyk
50 Cent tenderlumpling
This film answers an important question Brad-Wesley
I remember dfeatthedarkness-1
scary? katieshrike
Golden lords uxg1995
Discuss The Meteor Man (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?