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The Three Fantastic Supermen (1967)

I fantastici 3 $upermen (original title)
FBI agent Brad joins Tony and Nick, the self styled Supermen who battle crime wearing bullet-proof super-suits. They are on a case involving radioactive counterfeit money and people who can be broken down into precious jewels.

Director:

Gianfranco Parolini (as Frank Kramer)

Writers:

Gianfranco Parolini (story) (as Frank Kramer), Marcello Coscia (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Kendall ... Tony (as Luciano Stella)
Brad Harris ... Brad McCallum
Aldo Canti Aldo Canti ... Nick (as Nick Jordan)
Carlo Tamberlani Carlo Tamberlani ... Professor Schwarz (as Charles Tamblyn)
Rossella Bergamonti Rossella Bergamonti ... Diana (as Patricia Carr)
Bettina Busch Bettina Busch ... Zizi Schwarz (as Bettina)
Jochen Brockmann Jochen Brockmann ... Wilfred Gottlieb / Golem (as Jockem Brockmann)
Giuseppe Mattei Giuseppe Mattei ... Sarkis (as Joseph Matthews)
Valentino Macchi Valentino Macchi ... Golem's Engineer
Sergio Mioni Sergio Mioni ... La Squadra Acrobatica Italiana
Enzo Maggio Enzo Maggio ... La Squadra Acrobatica Italiana
Sal Borgese ... La Squadra Acrobatica Italiana (as Salvatore Borgese)
Jeff Cameron Jeff Cameron ... La Squadra Acrobatica Italiana (as Giovanni Scarciofolo)
Gloria Paul ... Havana of Rio de Janeiro
Jelena Zigon Jelena Zigon ... Olga of Norway
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Storyline

Brad McCallum, strongman and FBI agent, recruits two former friends to a shady operation destined to expose a counterfeiting crime ring who hides behind diplomatic immunity. The almost perfect dollar bills have traces of radioactivity, which allows a scientist to identify it as the product of a «universal duplicating machine» with the capability of cloning practically anything into anything else, except a human being. In the wrong hands, this presents a risk for the humanity. Written by Artemis-9

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1967 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Three Fantastic Supermen See more »

Filming Locations:

Ysafilm, Milano, Italy

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Sal Borgese: Bazooka-toting henchman seen early in the film. Borghese would play the mute Superman role in all subsequent films in the "3 Supermen" series. See more »

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Followed by Üç süpermen olimpiyatlarda (1984) See more »

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Classic Action Comedy!
17 February 2005 | by damonfosterSee all my reviews

I love 1960s-style martial arts action, and the only thing THE THREE FANTASTIC SUPERMEN lacks is the obligatory "hi-yah!" This amusing comedy combines elements of BATMAN, THE GREEN HORNET, Mexican wrestling movies and spy-capers. Much of the humor might have been funny back in Europe in the 1960s, but it came off as stupid or just plain odd when I watched the movie in America during the 1990s. Maybe they didn't have a budget to really develop the slapstick and satire into something honestly funny, or maybe the English dubbed version simply lost something in the translation.

Nick Jordan is particularly annoying as the mute superhero, a role given to Salvadore Borgese in follow-ups (ironically, Borgese only cameos at the beginning of THE THREE FANTASTIC SUPERMEN, as a bazooka-toting henchman). Jordan's superb acrobatic flips and mini-trampoline stunts really highlight the karate fights and help to elevate them above other martial arts of the period (i.e. THE AVENGERS & WILD WILD WEST). I dare say that as far as 1960s martial arts go, THE THREE FANTASTIC SUPERMEN's spats are second only to THE GREEN HORNET!

I won't go too much into the script; you'll just have to find this rare gem and see it yourself. For now, let's just say that FBI agents get their hands on these bullet-proof 'Superman' (why Marvel never sue'd them is beyond me!) outfits which turn common jewel thieves into acrobatic heroes! Some times our zany heroes are evading cops, some times they're thwarting a mad scientist and his 'human duplicating' machine, and sometimes they're just being silly. They're never boring though (that doesn't happen until the movie's many sequels came along)!


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