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Superbman: The Other Movie (1981)

| Short, Comedy
Planet Krapton will soon explode. Hoping to save his infant son from doom, Jel-lo rockets him to Earth. There the child, now named Clark aka Superbman, is adopted by Ma and Pa Cant. Clark ... See full summary »

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Tracy the Gorilla
Vern Dietsche ...
Kraptonian Elder
Nathan Douglas ...
Gangster #1
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Patricia Matthews ...
Lois Lame
M'Linda McGuire ...
Miss Tushmaker
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Little Girl
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Mark Rydzynski ...
Superbman / Clark Cant
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Planet Krapton will soon explode. Hoping to save his infant son from doom, Jel-lo rockets him to Earth. There the child, now named Clark aka Superbman, is adopted by Ma and Pa Cant. Clark grows-up and becomes a reporter for the Daily Comet. Under the command of editor-in-chief, Perry Blight, Clark works with ace reporter, Lois Lame and cub reporter, Jiminy Olson. Together they uncover a sinister plot by the evil Rex Ruthor to destroy the world. Written by Anonymous

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Kirk Alyn (Pa Cant) previously played Clark Kent / Superman in Superman (1948) and Atom Man vs. Superman (1950). See more »

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It's a Bird !, It's a Plane !, No, ...It's a Spoof !
12 September 2006 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

I just watched a screening of this short film at the Comic & Sci-Fi show in LA. It's a comedy, and a parody of the 1980's Superman films. It is intended to be silly, and to make fun of the same.

Superbman is like a student film on steroids. It takes the term 'No Budget' to all new heights. From the Styrofoam miniatures, to the garbage-can escape pod it has a real 'B' movie look and feel. Besides all that the movie actually works on some levels.

My only gripe is the poor sound. In several scenes, the dialog is mono-tone and hard to understand. I kept thinking it should have subtitles. That being said, the movie is well done for what it is. The effects are ancient by today's standards but work just the same. It was neat to see Kirk Alyn (The original man-of-steel) as Pa 'Cant', and Alvy (Hank Kimble) Moore was funny as Perry Blight.

While not an Oscar contender, the gags in Superbman do make you laugh at times as does the corny script and novice acting. If you like 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes' or 'Plan 9 From Outer Space' you will like Superbman. The odds are that nobody reading this will ever see Superbman unless it's makers decide to release it to the public. I recommend it to film students or to anyone thinking of making their own movie.

~Randawg.


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