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Credited cast:
Orhan 'Uçan Adam'
Pervin Par ...
Muzaffer Tema ...
Prof. Cemil
Suzan Avci ...
Kilink's Lover
Hüseyin Peyda ...
Police chief
Sevinç Pekin
Mine Soley ...
Professor's secretary
Ergun Köknar
Feridun Çölgeçen ...
Prof. Maxwell (as Ferudun Çölgeçen)
Hüseyin Zan ...
Mete Mert
Enver Dönmez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Süheyl Egriboz


Kilink, the Turkish super anti-hero,who was a lookalike of the Italian comic-strip hero Killing, who was a lookalike of the other Italian super hero Kriminal,opens the long series of Kilink installments with this blockbuster cornerstone of the Turkish cinema! The only rival who could possibly stand in his way is no other than... Superman!... Kilink visits Istanbul in order to grab a destructive formula which is in the hands of an once-collaborate scientist,professor Houloussi. He murders him, kidnaps his daughter, tortures her in some gloomy dungeon, and then kidnaps more people and tortures them but still, the formula remains hidden. Meanwhile, the son of professor Houloussi is blessed by a Devinne spirit and turns into Superman! But will he be a worthy opponent to the unbeatable and evasive master of all criminals, Kilink?? Well, at any rate,,be prepared for a delirious,psychedelic,jaw-dropping,sleazy,fierce pandemonium! Written by

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25 December 1967 (Turkey)  »

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Killing in Istanbul  »

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A surprisingly competent Turkish recreation of the classic American serials that would pave the way for excesses to follow...
10 September 2011 | by (Ankara, Turkey) – See all my reviews

TV editor and chess player Yılmaz Atadeniz reforms his old gang to put his disparate skills to good use paying homage to the American serials of his youth with the now forgotten first entry in a long running series of once popular films loosely based on the Italian photo novel creations of Max Bunker and Magnus.

King of rogues Kilink is resurrected to complete his plans for world domination but as Kilink is in Istanbul so can be Superhero, the son of Kilink's victim given powers by the wizard Shazam, however let us not forget that Kilink really exists, while Superhero is an imaginary hero, in the ludicrous set-up to this brutish boys-own adventure.

İrfan Atasoy puts in a square-jawed central performance worthy of George Reeves and Buster Crabbe as the highly unauthorised Captain Marvel/Superman hybrid hero whilst as usual far more fun is to be had by Yıldırım Gencer who turns the gentlemen thief of the source material into the sociopathic titular villain of this piece.

Muzaffer Tema heads up a powerful supporting cast which includes turns from Hüseyin Peyda and Feridun Çölgeçen as well as the über-vampish Suzan Avcı, veritable victims Aynur Aydan and Pervin Par and a scene stealing Mine Soley who expresses herself by removing the glasses and white coat of a victim to reveal the black dress of a vamp underneath.

The filmmakers do a surprisingly good job of recreating the feel of a classic American serial, albeit some twenty years too late and infused with Turkish machismo fuelled sex and violence, which if nothing else firmly paved the way for the later excess of Turkish pop cinema's copyright defying remakes that were inevitably to follow.

"Adventure and danger are the meaning of my life."

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