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A professor, who has been paralyzed in an attack by mob hitmen, builds a suit that enables him to walk and fight crime.


Richard Irving


Martin Caidin (story), Howard Rodman (story) (as Henri Simoun) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview:
David Ackroyd David Ackroyd ... Dr. Nicholas Conrad
Anne Schedeen ... Emily Frost
A Martinez ... Raphael Torres
José Ferrer ... Kermit Haas
Jack Colvin ... Martin
Harry Morgan ... Arthur Travis
Donald Moffat ... Wallace Rogers
Kevin McCarthy ... Dist. Atty. Kamenski
Richard Narita ... Jim Yamaguchi
Jonathan Segal Jonathan Segal ... Eddie Rubinstein
Martin Speer ... Ted Kamenski
George Sperdakos ... Dr. Garrick
Randy Faustino Randy Faustino ... Larry
Nick David Nick David ... Jack
Wina Sturgeon Wina Sturgeon ... TV Newswoman


A professor, who has been paralyzed in an attack by mob hitmen, builds a suit that enables him to walk and fight crime.

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Release Date:

18 June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exo Man: O Homem de Aço See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?


For a while, people confused this character for Iron Man in numerous comparison videos revolving around the evolution of the character. It wasn't until recently (as of May 20, 2018), people have began to realize this isn't Iron Man. See more »


The label on a flashing red warning light inside the exo-helmet is misspelled "MALFUNTION." See more »


Featured in TV's Finest Failures (2001) See more »

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Valuable as an obscure classic
29 March 2011 | by dhoffman34-14-97263See all my reviews

Surprised to find that so many others remember this TV-movie! It's a classic in the sense that it mimics many of the B-grade flicks of the 1950s. I watched this one evening while living and working in Honolulu during the 70s and 80s. What emerged as absolutely hilarious was the scene in which the hero in the suit realizes that he's losing oxygen inside his suit as he presses the status button on his left sleeve. The readout then shows the word: MALFUNTION (the actual spelling). It was certainly the case that perhaps the readout circuitry was also facing oxygen deprivation!! Understandably, though, it was simply never destined to become a weekly series but it was entertaining nonetheless, at least for that era in the 1970s.

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