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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 »

Director:

Oley Sassone

Writers:

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

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
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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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Together, it's clobberin' time See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantastična četvorka See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At first, Marvel denied that this film ever existed. When they were confronted with the footage in the film's trailer, they said it was a pilot for a TV show that was never commissioned. They reluctantly admitted its existence several years later, after the film found its way onto the internet via a bootleg VHS copy. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny intercepts the laser it is aimed at a New York skyscraper. However, when he detonates the final cataclysmic blast, he appears to be in orbit. See more »

Quotes

Susan Storm: Let's go home.
Mr. Fantastic: Let's hope we have a home to go home to.
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Connections

Version of Fantastic Four (1967) See more »

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Oh come on guys this is a great little film.
24 February 2005 | by RedHornetSee all my reviews

The only way to describe this Roger Corman produced flick, is to compare it to an episode of Power Rangers or VR Troopers, on a $1million budget. It is fast paced and fun, over the top and cheesy, and its short comings are there for everyone to see.

In all honesty the cast make the most of what they are given. Alex Hyde White has just the right dryness for the part of Reed Richards, and Rebbeca Staab is quite fitting as Sue Storm. The other characters are less well represented with Dr Doom being the worst offender, over acting as he does through the heavily cheap body armour. The realisation of The Thing and The Human Torch is quite good. The Things full body costume is similar to those used in the Turtles movies, and the Torch is brought to life via some slick animation. Oley Sassone actually gets the best out of the action scenes and coaxes a good atmosphere.

This is a movie worth seeing. It manages to capture a little of the heart of Marvel comics in ways that Captain America(1991) and The Punisher(1989) weren't able to. It is a petty that more money couldn't have been made available because as a representation of the F4 it isn't bad at all. Don't get me wrong, its no Superman The Movie, and this years Fantastic Four movie will rock. But the film is no Plan 9 or Gigli either, and is worth seeing at least once.


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