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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

Supersonic was played by bodybuilder and former Tarzan José Luis Ayestarán. Paul, his human alter ego, was played by Antonio Cantafora. See more »

Goofs

In the French restaurant, Patricia's hand holding her cigarette jumps from her face to the table and back between shots. See more »

Quotes

Professor Morgan: Why must you persist in this reckless folly? What advantage can you gain from the illusion of power you can neither understand or successfully control? Don't you realize that moral forces greater than yourself will ensure that your attempt at usurpation of supreme power must fail?
Gulik: You dream, old man. And it's a bad dream! Morality, what the hell is that? Good over evil? Morality is finished. It's over! So naive. Who? Who will stop me? Not this foolish man in red with the blue face. Not this ...
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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 »

Connections

Featured in CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.13 (2012) See more »

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Can lift particleboard representations of heavy machinery with a single grunt!!
23 October 2000 | by Nick ZbuSee all my reviews

A Spanish ripoff of the original Superman movie, the movie is cool for the first two minutes while the exposition for all of this is formed. Then, it happens: the music. The tinny, cheesy music. Then the obviously FAKE blue-screen work that shows our hero as flying through space. Then the movie falls apart as good FX work (laserblasts) and bad FX (the Puma Man flying sequences..no lie!) mishmash together with inadequate dubbing and Cameron 'Mitchel' (?) laughing like his helium was too concentrated. However, the stinger for this episode is when Supersonic Man decides to lift up a bulldozer and, thanks to the amazing art of editing, is shown to pick up this horribly fake particleboard recreation of a bulldozer. It's not even painted well to cover up this shoddy job. Then the regular viewer will lose all respect and this movie will go back to the comedy section of your local Hollywood Video and lay there until Hell freezes over. But if you are a lover of bad movies, this one is a must. If you loved 'Puma Man,' this is FAR more entertaining. Go knock yourself out. The costume of Supersonic Man is quite interesting, unlike the rest of this movie.


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