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

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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:
Judge / Dark Winged Vesper
Will Powers
Herman Brainard (as Samuel Lloyd)
Felicia Freeze
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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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,463 (USA) (22 March 2009)


$30,955 (USA) (19 April 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

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

Includes the Recipe (ingredients and directions) for cooking "Super Caper Chili Pie" See more »


References The Terminator (1984) See more »


Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
B.J. Thomas
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Corny, but OK for kids and a few cheap laughs
13 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So I won't try to tell you that everybody is wrong and that this is a great movie. Watch the preview, and you'll see it's only a couple steps away from Power Rangers cheesiness.

However, a la crappy and corny kiddie stuff, kids do love it and there are a few funny asides and inside jokes for comic and movie fans throughout the script as well as with the casting. If you like Balls of Fury and the "Fill in the Blank...Movie" parodies (Epic Movie, Scary Movie, Superhero Movie, etc), you'll probably enjoy this one a little bit.

It's intentionally awful and corny, and obviously cheaply made, but it was worth the 4 bucks I paid for it to have a less serious superhero movie to serve as a bit of a gateway for my 3 little boys so that they can enjoy the better stuff with me when their attention spans grow a bit more! I gave this a 5 because it's tolerable and entertaining, even though it's pretty juvenile in its intentional silliness. Most of you will probably rather watch it after a few beers, but if you have kids that aren't ready for the Dark Knight and Watchmen yet, this is a decent kid-friendly compromise :)

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