Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion (2009)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  20 March 2009 (USA)
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A good guy with no powers joins a superhero team with no clue against a bad guy with no shame.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Herman Brainard (as Samuel Lloyd)
Puffer Boy
Special Agent Smith #1
Special Agent Smith #2
Herbert Q
Manbat / Cab Driver


Would-be superhero, Ed Gruberman, who possesses no super powers must join a team of misfit heroes-in-training known as The Super Capers. Having only faith, Gruberman must travel through time to uncover an evil plot involving some gold bullion, a fiery femme fatale, and a criminal mastermind with a dark secret about Ed's past. Written by Ray Griggs

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The origins of Ed and the missing bullion.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language, some rude humor and brief smoking


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Release Date:

20 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Szeleburdi szuperhősök  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,463 (USA) (20 March 2009)


$30,955 (USA) (17 April 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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After the credit talking about the motion picture being protected by law there's a sentence that says: "That includes you Mr. Bootlegger who lives in his mother's basement and can't get a date." Michael Rooker also says "Bunch of schmucks. Hey, what do you think you're doing? The movie is not over yet. Get back here and sit down and watch this. And don't forget to pick up your popcorn when you leave." There is also an additional scene and says "to be continued..." See more »


Herman Brainard: Hey, Ed! Sarge is on the phone! He wants to personally thank you for letting the bad guys go!
Puffer Boy: He's also yelling something about physically removing your legs to kick your butt with!
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Crazy Credits

Super Caper Chili Pie Recipe INGREDIENTS 1/2 lb ground hamburger 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup fine chopped green peppers 2 cans of red kidney beans 2 cans of chili beans 2 cans of chili sauce 2 cans of pinto beans 1 can of tomato paste 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 2 tablespoons of yellow mustard 1 teaspoon of hot peppers 2 packages of cornbread mix DIRECTIONS In a large skillet, brown hamburger, add all the ingredients into a large Crockpot, set to low for 5 hours. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Mix two packages of cornbread in a separate bowl. To create two layers. in a square non stick pan lay down 1st layer of cornbread mix, let cook for 1 minute. Place chili on-top of first cornbread layer, now lay down 2nd layer of cornbread mix, on-top of chili; covering the whole surface. let cook for 25 minutes in oven Garnish with red paprika when done. See more »


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somewhere between boring, unfunny and stupid
8 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When I first learnt about his film, I was intrigued. When I saw the trailer, I was more than interested. A funny superhero parody, with movie references and comic style drawings? This was going to be sweet. Unfortunately, it wasn't.

Basically, nothing works here - the jokes fall flat, the parody is barely present and the is replaced by unbearable campiness. All the funny moments can be seen in the trailer.

The actors did their job, cashed their pay-checks and went home immediately forgetting what movie they had just been in. The best one is b far Adam West and he's in it for about two minutes. That should tell you about the quality of acting.

Whatever the authors intentions were, they didn't succeed. For me the worst part were the constant movie references - after about 30 minutes they got incredibly annoying.

I can't recommend it to anyone. It's bad. Not in a good way, more in a "how long until the end credits?" way.

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