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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuri Barnes
Dr. Amy Ellis
Antoine Pike
Cornell (as Obba Babatunde)
Lila McEwan
Hawkins' Assistant
Christopher M. Brown ...
Hawkins' Assistant
Chief Stark
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TV Cameraman (as Louis Ramos)
Billy Kane ...


A brilliant, wheelchair-bound scientist invents a form of exo-skeleton called the Mechanically Augmented Neuro Transmitter Interception System (M.A.N.T.I.S.) that turns him into a superhero and gives him the ability to fight the crime wave that is engulfing his city. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

24 January 1994 (USA)  »

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M.A.N.T.I.S.: O ilektronikos ekdikitis  »

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The riot where Dr. Hawkins was shot is based on the riots that erupted in Los Angeles after the acquittal of the police officers involved in the Rodney King beating incident. See more »


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Black TV History
18 April 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

M.A.N.T.I.S. probably made TV history by being the first black super hero on prime-time TV that represented a positive role model. This show really should have been given a chance. Unfortunately, like many a black program, the show was cut way before its time. I admit the suit needs some work, but the overall concept of the show was great. How often do we see an successful African American man carrying a show and being a positive role model? Answer: rarely!!!!! I can only hope that changes will be made among the Big 4 networks. These networks are obviously in need of more ethnically-aware individuals who can make decisions about what shows get aired and how people of color are portrayed (positive & culturally valid). Maybe they'll give some of the great shows the opportunity they deserve to shine.

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