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The Return of Superman (1979)
"Süpermen 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 ...
Yildirim Gencer ...
Esref Kolçak ...
Prof. Çetinel
Nejat Özbek ...
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 ...
Baki Tamer
Kudret Karadag ...


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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1 July 2007 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Yes, this film is so bad in so many ways it's hilarious.

I don't want to delve to the already mentioned special effect or the craptastic actors / editing / everything. Suffice it to say that this film excels in absolutely nothing and looks more of a home video filmed probably in the film makers' homes and offices with zero budget.

What interests me more was the blatant disregard for copyrights: Not just the use of Superman character, but also the soundtrack which consisted of the original Superman theme with a couple themes ripped from James Bond films. The best part (for me) was the use of Giorgio Moroder's Oscar-winning theme from "Midnight Express", a film which portrayed Turks in a bad light. Were the film makers unaware of that and they just liked the song? Funny, whatever the answer is! If copyrights were not a problem, why didn't they just show a bootleg and dub it in Turkish? Of course the original didn't have actors with Turkish amounts of mustache, but I can't really come up with other reasons.

This film also raises the questions whether it had wide release in Turkey, what did Turks think of it (then and now), and whether it was aimed for children - little kids' films can be flimsy efforts and some of the criticism would thus be moot.

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