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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

The production team decided to market the film primarily to older children, and to cut the running time by about 1 hour because the studio was concerned that the 2-1/2 hour length of the original cut--far longer than the typical 75-minute Turkish film--would hurt the film's market potential. This resulted in the film's disjointed and frenetic pacing, its emphasis on action, and its lack of on-screen plot exposition, with major plot points only being explained in voiceover.

The film was reportedly embraced eagerly by its youthful target market, and was very successful in Turkey. See more »

Goofs

During the cantina fight, Murat hits the red fluffy monster in the face and opens the gap between the head and body of the monster costume, briefly revealing the stuntman's neck. See more »

Quotes

[autistic screeching]
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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 The Cinema Snob: Turkish Star Wars (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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

Nobody really knows if this is a comedy or not!
6 February 2004 | by begovicSee all my reviews

I think this was originally intended to be a serious sci-fi flick. However, Cuneyt Arkin said in a recent interview that they "had wanted to make fun of Star Wars, and this was the result". This may be his personal opinion, of course. I don't know what the director feels about his film. Judging from what I read from the user reviews, I would say that he still takes his work rather seriously!

By the way, Cuneyt Arkin is also famous for his saying about this film, "We saved the world, but bankrupted the producer!"


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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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