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

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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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Featured in David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) See more »

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Love Theme From Superman
(uncredited)
Written by John Williams
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The greatest cinematic achievement in all creation!
5 April 2010 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

This was, hands down, one of the most unique and indescribably special viewing experiences I ever had in my life. I was familiar with the fact that Turkish directors/producers bluntly imitated the biggest blockbusters during the 70's and 80's, but I've never actually seen one. I laughed quite hard over the sight of such titles like "Seytan: Turkish Exorcist" and "Last House in Istanbul", so I was very enthusiast when a buddy of mine told me he got hold of the one and only "Turkish Superman". You can tell right away from the opening sequences that this will become a non-stop spitfire of hysterical laughter and stomach aches, and you don't even have to be drunk or intoxicated! It begins with an allegedly mysterious voice-over whilst the camera atmospherically browses through space. The galaxy, however, exists of second-hand Christmas decoration. When we witness Superman flying for the first time, he looks like a Ken Barbie doll hanging by a thread in front drawn clouds and people waving at him from the deck of a ship. It's brilliant, truly brilliant! Clark Kent, named Tyfun in Turkish, is a tremendous dork with a spectacular pair of glasses and he walks around like there's a cloth hanger stuck in his suit. His nemesis isn't bald like Lex Luthor is, but actually looks a lot like the Turkish version of Lee Van Cleef. The most striking thing about "Turkish Superman" is how very anti- spectacular it is! Our hero hides behind trees, doesn't bother much to hide his double identity and conducts the lamest rescue operations ever. Superman stops an out-of-control truck descending a mountain road, NOT by jumping in front of it, NOT by pushing it back up a cliff and NOT by pulling the rear end like he's an anchor… Superman stops the truck by taking place behind the wheel and using the brakes. Oh, how heroic! I guess the budget didn't allow them to wreck the truck. That's also the same reason why the lead actress drives a Lada instead of a real car. The fight sequences are hilarious as well, since they look like a bunch of heavily mustached men group-hugging each other. The creators of "Turkish Superman" didn't just steal the plot of "Superman" but also the soundtrack of James Bond. The scene where Superman single-handedly prevents a train collision from happening is perhaps even the ultimate highlight of the film. According to the most rudimentary rules of physics his rescue act is just impossible, I don't care if you're a superhero or not.


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