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The Return of Superman (1979)
"Supermen dönüyor" (original title)

 -  Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi  -  1979 (Turkey)
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Born out of a Christmas ornaments-filled heaven, Turkish Superman fights the mob in order to save the day!

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tayfun Demir ...
Tayfun / Süpermen
Güngör Bayrak ...
Alev
Yildirim Gencer ...
Ekrem
Esref Kolçak ...
Prof. Çetinel
Nejat Özbek ...
Haydar
Resit Hazar ...
(as Rasit Hazar)
Seref Çokseker ...
Tayfun's Earth Mother
Reha Yurdakul ...
Ekrem Dümer ...
Professor's colleague #1
Renan Fosforoglu
Ahmet Açan ...
Professor's colleague #2
Turgut Özatay ...
Thug with red jacket on the train
Oktar Durukan ...
Thug
Baki Tamer
Kudret Karadag ...
Thug
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After a mysterious prologue in a Christmas tree ornaments-filled "starscape", Turkish Clark Kent is told by his parents that he is an Alien from space and that he must leave to accomplish his destiny. They give him a green gem which he takes into a nearby cave. There, Jor-El, minus half of his front teeth, appears and reveals to Clark that he is Superman... Written by Plastique45

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Popular movie soundtracks were used the complete the score: Some Superman (1978)'s main themes (by John Williams) and some scores from the 60's James Bond's movies (including the James Bond Theme composed by Monty Norman). See more »

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Another turkey from Turkey
19 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Turkish filmmakers, it seems, have little respect for copyright laws. They tend to rip off Hollywood blockbusters with no compunction, yet what results is reminiscent of what Jack Black and pals threw together in "Be Kind, Rewind."

"Supermen donuyor" (Superman Returns), filmed not long after the first Christopher Reeve epic, retells the familiar story of the Man of Steel, here played by an actor who looks like Charlie Sheen with acromegaly. Krypton, and its place in space, is represented by undisguised Christmas-tree ornaments. Clark Kent, here called Tayfun (pronounced Typhoon), tearfully parts with his adoptive parents after he finds a sea-green paperweight and, in a cave, discovers the spirit of his dad Jor-el (played by an actor dressed like Marlon Brando in "Superman: The Movie"), who informs Tayfun he is ready to fulfill his destiny as Superman, complete with the wisdom of Solomon, strength of Hercules... wait a minute, folks, you've got your Shazam in my Superman! Tayfun suddenly finds himself in the familiar Super-uniform (looking spectacularly un-buff) and takes for the sky. Oh boy, does he! I can't contain my laughter as his flight is represented by a Superman doll dangling in front of a rear projection screen.

Mild mannered Clark, er, Tayfun finds employment at what is apparently the Istanbul Daily Planet, attempting to get to first base with Lois, er, Alev, while using his X-ray vision to check out the underwear of random ladies in the hall. The while, a downright colorless villain plots to steal the "Krypton stone" (what they call Kryptonite) and use it in a machine that transforms objects into gold. Said stone, in possession of a scientist (who happens to be Lois/Alev's father), is identical to the paperweight Tayfun has.

I won't spoil it for you - this must be seen to be disbelieved.

Forget about "Sweded" films - I love 'em "Turked"!


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