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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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Did You Know?

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

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

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 »

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All hail the mighty Supersonic!
19 March 2002 | by mfernandesSee all my reviews

Me and my high school dog pack caught this movie by chance one late night on Channel 44 in the Bay Area. Perhaps by devine intervention, I hit the record button and got the whole film on tape. It provided us and our respective families with endless laughs. We even composed a song/chant out of some of our favorite lines that we would recite religiously in the park at night (This is true San Jose-style recreation!!) Highlights? The terrifying killer robot that displayed the speed and swiftness of a cheetah! That devastating glare of Supersonic's evil nemesis as he monitors his underlings' treacherous deeds. The timeless beauty and personal complexity of Supersonic's love interest, Patricia Morgan. And the special effects -- especially the balsa wood steamroller, realistic-looking toy helicopter and the seamless camera work the director achieved whenever Paul morphs into Supersonic. To the uninitiated: May the forces of the universe be with you in your quest to see this movie!!


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