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M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994)

A brilliant, wheelchair-bound scientist invents a form of exo-skeleton called the Mechanically Augmented Neuro Transmitter Interception System (M.A.N.T.I.S.) that turns him into a superhero... See full summary »

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Eric Laneuville

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Sam Hamm (screenplay), Sam Hamm (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Lumbly ... Dr. Miles Hawkins
Bobby Hosea ... Yuri Barnes
Gina Torres ... Dr. Amy Ellis
Steve James ... Antoine Pike
Obba Babatundé ... Cornell (as Obba Babatunde)
Marcia Cross ... Lila McEwan
Wendy Raquel Robinson ... Hawkins' Assistant
Christopher M. Brown Christopher M. Brown ... Hawkins' Assistant
Philip Baker Hall ... Smitty
Yvonne Farrow ... Magda
Francis X. McCarthy ... Chief Stark
Alan Fudge ... Captain
Grant Heslov ... TV Crew
Luis Antonio Ramos ... TV Cameraman (as Louis Ramos)
Billy Kane Billy Kane ... DeCarlos
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Storyline

A brilliant, wheelchair-bound scientist invents a form of exo-skeleton called the Mechanically Augmented Neuro Transmitter Interception System (M.A.N.T.I.S.) that turns him into a superhero and gives him the ability to fight the crime wave that is engulfing his city. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Action | Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

M.A.N.T.I.S.: O ilektronikos ekdikitis See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Final film of Steve James. See more »

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When MANTIS is holding Kid MG over the edge of the building, he jumps down to the ground quickly, and the wire holding MANTIS is visible as he descends. See more »

Quotes

Hawkins' Assistant: The problem appears to be neurological. The more you use the harness, the more dependent on it you become.
Dr. Miles Hawkins: It's a technical problem. All progress comes at a cost.
Hawkins' Assistant: The harness is destructive, Doctor! If you continue to wear it, you sacrifice any hope of recovery.
Dr. Miles Hawkins: It's my body, Injia. I wouldn't dare test it on anyone else. If you don't like it, I can have you on the first plane back to Africa.
Hawkins' Assistant: But then you'd have to find new assistants.
[laughs]
Hawkins' Assistant: I can just imagine the interview process, Doctor.
[...]
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Black TV History
18 April 2003 | by trevinosSee all my reviews

M.A.N.T.I.S. probably made TV history by being the first black super hero on prime-time TV that represented a positive role model. This show really should have been given a chance. Unfortunately, like many a black program, the show was cut way before its time. I admit the suit needs some work, but the overall concept of the show was great. How often do we see an successful African American man carrying a show and being a positive role model? Answer: rarely!!!!! I can only hope that changes will be made among the Big 4 networks. These networks are obviously in need of more ethnically-aware individuals who can make decisions about what shows get aired and how people of color are portrayed (positive & culturally valid). Maybe they'll give some of the great shows the opportunity they deserve to shine.


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