Warsaw is mysteriously running out of water during the summer heat wave. This mystery can only be solved by a Polish superhero whose name is As.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roman Klosowski ...
Prince of Kaburu
Zdzislaw Maklakiewicz ...
Dr. Spot
Wieslaw Michnikowski ...
Professor Milczarek
Józef Nowak ...
Jan Walczak / Detective As
Iga Cembrzynska ...
Woman in Bar
Wieslawa Mazurkiewicz ...
Emilia Nowakowa ...
Ewa Szykulska ...
Jerzy Dobrowolski ...
Jerzy Duszynski ...
Wieslaw Golas ...
Taxi Driver
Boleslaw Kaminski ...
The Little
Czeslaw Lasota ...
Walczak's Friend
Wojciech Pokora ...
Walczak's Friend


A Polish superhero comedy spoof. During a summer heat wave, all the water in Warsaw is puzzlingly disappearing. Scientists secretly call upon superhero As, who passes his days living as a mild-mannered engineer, to try to solve the mystery. It turns out that a mysterious Maharaja plots with his partner in crime, Doctor Spot, to steal Poland's water and remove it to Maharaja's country. Written by kinoholik

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30 April 1971 (Poland)  »

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Some cheap laughs at the superhero stories
7 November 2015 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

A cult movie in Poland that might not be not accessible enough for other viewers. This movie makes fun of live in communistic Poland , so it does require some knowledge about those times.

I'm surprised by the quite high rating (7.5 when I'm writing this review) for this movie. It's not that I don't like spoofs or that the movie makes fun of comic books , no . It's just that this movie is simply unfunny.

The opening credits , which are sung by some actress are simply ANNOYING. The story here is obviously a joke and wants to make fun of Superman like comic books . The main hero is pretty much Polish Clark Kent/ Superman . He is called however AS (ACE in English). In this movie he has to solve the mystery involving water and stop the plans of evil maradjah .

I would gladly watch a movie that makes fun of comic books ( who obviously are silly by definition) , but unfortunately the jokes in this movie are completely lame . I fail to see any humor here . The jokes like "Alcohol is the biggest poison ever" or the fact that the bad guy needed a kid's book to finish his master plan are not funny in my opinion. Most of the jokes are language jokes that might be hard to understand for foreign viewers. The funniest thing in this movie movie are the special effects IMHO. The acting is also nice.

This is one boring , unfunny and forgettable movie . I'm from Poland and I don't like it. I guess it's really a cult movie not for everyone. Still , it is a little bit better than "Kick ass" or "Superhero movie". Now those were ANNOYING piece of s**t movies. I'm still waiting for a good comedy about superheroes. I give it 2/10.

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