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The Meteor Man (1993)

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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.



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


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>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meteor Man  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)


$8,023,147 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Byers the Mobster: What? WHAAAAAT?
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References Batman (1966) See more »


Written by Roy Pennon, Suamana Brown and Stephanie Riley
Produced by Roy Pennon
Performed by Hi-Five
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Seriously silly fun.
1 November 2002 | by (DC (US)) – See all my reviews

I think the previous commentor missed the point of the movie. This movie is intended to be silly fun, not a serious superhero movie. Granted, Townsend's comedy is not always ROFLMBAO hilarious, but the movie has a good message about coming together to fight evil and the showdown at the end, where both antagonists use the powers gained from various books to fight each other, almost makes the movie worth the price of admission. Its a "I've got nothing better to do and some time to kill" matinee movie, but still worth watching once.

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