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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?


Re-rated "PG" on appeal after originally drawing a "PG-13" rating from the MPAA. 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 Phil Roy and Roy Hay
Produced by George Duke
Performed by Keith Washington
Courtesy of Quest Records
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Nice Characters, Nice Message
27 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an almost all-black cast featuring many prominent black actors and singers. The most famous one, Bill Cosby, has several scenes but no lines of dialog! What makes the film appealing is its innocence and charm. There is hardly any profanity, there is a good-hearted likable hero ("Jefferson Reed" ) Robert Townsend) and a nice story of good folks trying to get rid of destructive violent neighborhood gangs.

It's hokey; it's corny, it's sometimes stupid but there are some genuinely unique and funny scenes in this film as when "Meteor Man" talks to his dog or when he does some amazing feats to save his friends.

A fun, lightweight film that - yes, the whole family can enjoy. It's a sad comment that it got so few reviews. Apparently, most people here would rather watch evil, nasty characters. I think it's refreshing to see some nice people and good role- models exhibited for a change.

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