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The Silver Surfer (1992)

NASA Deep Space Tracking Facility: Radar is picking something up. An object heading towards earth, L.A., at near light-speed. Impact: 9 seconds. L.A.: A boy, not even 10 years old, is being... See full summary »

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Erik Fleming
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Cast overview:
Patch Kelly Patch Kelly ... Boy
David Wright David Wright ... Big Bully
Lee Troutman ... Bully with Shades
Reed Troutman Reed Troutman ... Plain Bully
Merrill Ward Merrill Ward ... Einstein (as Merril Ward)
Steve DeVorkin Steve DeVorkin ... Norm
Gary Gelt Gary Gelt ... NASA Staff
Kaye Kittrell ... NASA Staff (as Kaye Kitrell)
Richard Weinberg Richard Weinberg ... NASA Staff
John Gerken John Gerken ... NASA Staff
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NASA Deep Space Tracking Facility: Radar is picking something up. An object heading towards earth, L.A., at near light-speed. Impact: 9 seconds. L.A.: A boy, not even 10 years old, is being chased by three older boys. He is holding something small, a 'Terminator' figurine. Dead end! A fence is blocking his way. He is trapped. Standing no chance he hands 'Arnie' over to the gang leader. NASA Deep Space Tracking Facility: Impact! Three... Two... One... ?... Nothing. L.A.: The bullies are leaving the crime scene, now proud owners of an 'Arnie' figurine. But something's happening, something is blocking their way... a man clad in silver, hovering on a surfboard... Written by Jojoba

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Silver Surfer 1994 STUDENT PROJECT
29 January 2009 | by diamndhdSee all my reviews

This 5 minute film basically set the pace for CGI animation. When I saw the Fantastic Four Movie /Sllver Surfer movie, I was moved that they had used the same animation 'styling' that Robert Letterman had used over a decade ago.

What people have to take into consideration is that Stan Lee Comics was NOT going to just 'give' the rights to shoot a feature film to a bunch of film students. Even if said students were attending USC and had access to the Spielberg film studio/lab. Which, at the time, was state of the art.

Also, if you notice, the Silver Surfer was an 'Improved' model over the Terminator 2's nemesis villainous character who was made of "polymemetic alloy" or whatever the hell it was Arnold was trying to say in the movie :)

So, I give this a 10 simply for the effort of the team of kids (at that time) that did this. Personally, I think the thing with the doll was the filmmaker's sense of cynicism and sarcasm. Of course, you'd have to ask them! :)


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1992 (USA) See more »

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