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The Man Who Saved the World (1982)

Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam (original title)
Two space cadets crash-land on a desert planet, where an evil wizard seeks the ultimate power to take over the world. Although the movie borrows some background footage from Star Wars, the plot is mostly unrelated.

Directors:

Çetin Inanç, Robert Aldrich (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writer:

Cüneyt Arkin (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Cüneyt Arkin ... Murat
Aytekin Akkaya Aytekin Akkaya ... Ali
Füsun Uçar Füsun Uçar ... Bilgin'in Kizi (as Füsün Uçar)
Hüseyin Peyda ... Bilgin
Necla Fide Necla Fide ... Kraliçe
Mehmet Ugur Mehmet Ugur ... Yaratik
Kadir Kök ... Yaratik
Aydin Haberdar ... Yaratik
Yadigar Ejder Yadigar Ejder ... Yaratik
Hikmet Tasdemir ... Sihirbaz
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Two space cadets crash-land on a desert planet, where an evil wizard seeks the ultimate power to take over the world. Although the movie borrows some background footage from Star Wars, the plot is mostly unrelated.

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Trivia

This movie was entirely filmed in Kapadokya - Nevsehir See more »

Goofs

Murat's opponent in the cantina abruptly changes from the "kung fu" man in the green satin jacket to the "barbarian" man in the brown furry vest and back again. See more »

Quotes

Murat: We're going away from earth, we still couldn't get out of the domain of unknown power, typhoon 2 answer me typhoon 2, typhoon 2 answer me typhoon 2 answer me...
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Alternate Versions

There was a 92 minute version, with the opening credits superimposed over the Star Wars footage, and additional scenes. This version was put out on a German Betamax tape. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mondo Macabro: Turkish Pop Cinema (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Main Theme
(uncredited)
Written by John Williams
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User Reviews

truly a C-movie
19 July 2001 | by jank123See all my reviews

This movie is truly cult and its pretty funny.I think its one of the very few turkish sci-fi movies. If a movie is good then its nice to watch it. If a movie is bad then you should not watch it at all. But if a movie is too bad then it makes more fun than a good movie. This is one of those movies, called B-movies. Perhaps this is a C-movie. It has very funny scenes. The space scenes are all stolen from star wars. They are sometimes too bright and sometimes too dark. They show scenes of star wars and they loop those scenes every 15 seconds. Sometimes they go backwards. The monsters are pretty funny too. Especially the big robot which had a big yellow ambulance lamp on his head. It was moving slowly around during the whole movie, saying something like "catch the earthlings! kill the earthlings!" the guy who was making the robot voice was probably holding his nose while talking to sound like a robot since they were not able to make digital sound fx. The story is cool too. I did not know that there are muslims on other planets =)


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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

1982 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Saves the World See more »

Filming Locations:

Goreme, Turkey

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Anit Ticaret See more »
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1.33 : 1
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