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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
TV Crew
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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Action | Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

24 January 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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It's About Time
4 August 2003 | by (Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

M.A.N.T.I.S. may not be the best superhero show, but the show made history by being the first drama featuring an African American superhero as the lead (along with a predominantly African American cast). I really enjoyed the show. I liked seeing someone who looked like me on a action/drama as the primary character and as a superhero because it's rare that I get that opportunity. Unfortunately, the show was axed long before it had a chance to really get started. M.A.N.T.I.S. will be missed.

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