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The Return of Superman (1979)

Süpermen Dönüyor (original title)
Born out of a Christmas ornaments-filled heaven, Turkish Superman fights the mob in order to save the day!


Kunt Tulgar


Necdet Tok (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Tayfun Demir Tayfun Demir ... Tayfun / Süpermen
Güngör Bayrak Güngör Bayrak ... Alev
Yildirim Gencer ... Ekrem
Esref Kolçak ... Prof. Çetinel
Nejat Özbek Nejat Özbek ... Haydar
Rasit Hazar Rasit Hazar
Seref Çokseker Seref Çokseker ... Tayfun's Earth Mother
Reha Yurdakul ... Tayfun's Earth Father
Ekrem Dümer Ekrem Dümer ... Professor's colleague #1
Renan Fosforoglu
Ahmet Açan Ahmet Açan ... Professor's colleague #2
Turgut Özatay ... Thug with red jacket on the train
Oktar Durukan ... Thug
Baki Tamer
Kudret Karadag ... Thug


After a mysterious prologue in a Christmas tree ornaments-filled "starscape", Turkish Clark Kent is told by his parents that he is an Alien from space and that he must leave to accomplish his destiny. They give him a green gem which he takes into a nearby cave. There, Jor-El, minus half of his front teeth, appears and reveals to Clark that he is Superman... Written by Plastique45

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Turkish Versions
26 February 2009 | by olcaykakiciSee all my reviews

Really don't know why they are "trying to" copy the originals but it was very common in Turkish cinema.

I didn't have the opportunity to watch this "SUPERMEN" but frankly I have to see it. I know for sure that it will almost look, sound and feel like crap when I watch it.

Also there is another one. The copy of "The Woman In Red" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088414/) was shot by us (Turks). In fact, I have to tell the truth, I almost liked our version better. Again it was a copy but some of the scenes and especially the attitudes of people has been made compatible with our culture. This way, it feels closer if you are a cheater or have been cheated :) (I still know that it is disrespectful to the original)

Anyhow, the "SUPERMEN" is E.T. living in Metropolis and a comic hero which anyone even shouldn't try to apply for other locations or origins. I have seen many movies (but not this one) similar to this copy and they are mostly full of dirt.

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1979 (Turkey) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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