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The Fantastic Four (1994)

In this Marvel Comic adaption, four astronauts get bombarded with cosmic rays when an accident occurs. The four of them acquire special powers, and decide to form a superhero group called ... See full summary »


Oley Sassone


Craig J. Nevius (screenplay), Kevin Rock (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Hyde-White ... Dr. Reed Richards
Jay Underwood ... Johnny Storm
Rebecca Staab ... Susan Storm
Michael Bailey Smith ... Ben Grimm
Ian Trigger Ian Trigger ... Jeweler
Joseph Culp ... Dr. Doom / Victor Von Doom
George Gaynes ... Professor
Kat Green ... Alicia Masters
Carl Ciarfalio ... Thing
Chuck Butto Chuck Butto ... Weasel (as Charles Butto)
Annie Gagen Annie Gagen ... Mrs. Storm
Howard Shangraw Howard Shangraw ... Kragstadt
David Keith Miller ... Trigorin
Robert Alan Beuth ... Dr. Hauptman (as Robert Beuth)
Patrick Richwood ... Messenger


In this Marvel Comic adaption, four astronauts get bombarded with cosmic rays when an accident occurs. The four of them acquire special powers, and decide to form a superhero group called the Fantastic Four. They then fight their arch-enemy Dr. Doom. Written by Paul Zenisek <zenny@mn.frontiercomm.net>

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Part Elastic, Part Invisible, Part Fire, Part Stone See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi action | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Germany | USA



Release Date:

31 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantastična četvorka See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The studio provided Roger Corman a few million dollars. Most of it was spent on The Thing's costume. The film had very few special effects. See more »


One of the jeweler's minions sprays Alicia in the face with a spray to knock her out. We see a Point Of View shot from Alicia's point of view showing her being sprayed and her head nodding. However, Alicia is blind so she should not have a point of view. See more »


Mr. Fantastic: I think it's made us feel that our worst character defects are in fact our greatest strengths.
Human Torch: Holy Freud, Batman. I think you're right.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Fantastic Four (2015) See more »

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The Fantastic Four: Clobbering......time?
23 December 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I went in expecting cheese, I went in expecting something similiar to the 1990 Captain America or even the 1970's Spiderman but what I got was something altogether different.

This origin story Fantastic Four movie cost 1 million dollars to make which back in 1994 made it a high budget film. The fact it isn't well known and considered mainstream is because it's so bad it's been brushed under the carpet.

With embarassing special effects, a cast who simply can't be bothered and some ridiculous over the top performances & soundtrack the whole thing is truly abyssmal.

I don't know what it is with the Fantastic Four but cinematically they just can't get a break. Maybe when they finally get added to the Marvel Universe they'll have their day but for now I think the 2005 movie is the best one going.

The Fantastic Four is like Batman Forever (1995) made by kindergarteners starring McDonalds workers.

The Good:

Erm...well....there is that part that....errr.....I got nothing

The Bad:

Stupidly over the top in places

Some major differences from the comic

All looks so very dreadful

Is simply seven shades of terrible

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

A blind person can fall in love with a man she's never seen nor even really spoken to

The Fantastic Four are doomed to never have a great movie

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