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Supersonic Man (1979)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | January 1980 (USA)
The superhero Kronos, from a distant galaxy, tangles with the mad scientist Dr. Gulik over the fate of mankind.

Director:

Juan Piquer Simón (as J. Piquer Simon)

Writers:

Sebastian Moi (screenplay), Juan Piquer Simón (screenplay) (as Juan Piquer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Cantafora ... Paul (as Michael Coby)
Cameron Mitchell ... Dr. Gulik (as Cameron Mitchel)
José Luis Ayestarán José Luis Ayestarán ... Kronos / Supersonic (as Richard Yesteran)
Diana Polakov Diana Polakov ... Patricia Morgan / Gordon (as Diana Polakow)
José María Caffarel ... Prof. Morgan / Gordon (as John Caffarel)
Frank Braña ... Peterson (as Frank Brana)
Javier De Campos Javier De Campos ... Borracho (as Javier Cameos)
Tito García ... Joe
Quique Camoiras Quique Camoiras ... Bill
Luis Barboo ... Harrison
Ángel Ter Ángel Ter ... Cocinero italiano
Emilio Higuera Emilio Higuera ... Lugarteniente de Peterson (as Emilio Higueras)
Luis Castilla Luis Castilla
Frank A. Sánchez Frank A. Sánchez
Emilio Fornet Emilio Fornet ... Borracho del bar
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Storyline

An alien, "Supersonic Man," is sent to Earth to thwart the plans of evil men who would destroy the galaxy itself with their weapons. Only his superpowers, which include flight, bulletproof skin, and the ability to turn guns into bananas, can save Earth from destruction. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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It's a bird ... It's a plane ... It's who?!!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

January 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El supersónico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Almena Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The script copies, almost exactly, a scene from the screenplay of Superman (1978) that was not in the original theatrical release but can be found in the new video and DVD release. The hero (Superman/Supersonic) enters the underground lair of the villain (Lex Luthor/Dr. Gulik) and has to pass through some corridors where he is shot, frozen, and burnt. See more »

Goofs

Supersonic lifts some sort of tractor that is flat enough for him to grip in his hands, a few inches thick, and apparently made of balsa wood. See more »

Quotes

[Wondering about Supersonic Man]
Gulik: Who sent him? Who is he? From where? More importantly, why? Why? Why? We must find this strange devil, or whatever the hell he is, before he panics my entire organization!
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Alternate Versions

English and Spanish versions have different music soundtracks. While English version uses a knockoff of John Williams's Superman theme as its central musical piece, Spanish version uses a cheesy disco song sung in English by a female voice, with lyrics that go "Supersonic Man, I wanna be". See more »

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Could be the best film ever made...
19 November 1999 | by Writer-2See all my reviews

...if you're a lover of bad cinema. From the horrible credit sequence which desperately tries to copy SUPERMAN, to the super cheesy flying sequences, to scenes of hero lifting up things like an incredibly fake looking, wooden (yes, wooden) bulldozer, director J.P. Simon delivers the goods yet again! The man who brought you PIECES and SLUGS doesn't disappoint. If you have no life, viewing this film is a must!!!


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