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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!

Director:

Kunt Tulgar

Writer:

Necdet Tok (screenplay)
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Cast

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 Oktar Durukan ... Thug
Baki Tamer
Kudret Karadag ... Thug
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Storyline

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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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

1979 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Turkish Superman See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kunt Film See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to Kunt Tulgar, Tayfun Demir was actually a friend him and he was not an actor. At that time Tayfun was doing military service, but the film team got him to ask for a week's permit to shoot the film. See more »

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Soundtracks

Love Theme From Superman
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Written by John Williams
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Not to be confused with 1980 or 1987 *musical* Superman
3 April 2016 | by Zbigniew_KrycsiwikiSee all my reviews

Gang of thugs are after the mysterious piece of green, glowing rock known as "Krypton stone", which is the last remaining piece of Planet Krypton, and which this film tells us can turn any ordinary metal into gold when used in the correct formula. It's up to 1979 Turkish Superman (in a surprisingly well made costume) to foil their plans.

1979 Turkish Superman is technically inept, and obviously filmed on no budget, (the opening uses Christmas lights and decorations against black curtains to simulate planet Krypton and deep space, while an off-screen narrator tells us what we've missed: "gasses that mixed suddenly caused explosions and wiped it out of the Universe.") and that's a shame, because I think this film has the best story out of the trio of Superman ripoffs I've watched lately. It has a fun, Z- movie vibe to it, which elevates it, and at only 65 minutes, it's over and done with quickly, compared to the other films' 123, and 135 minutes run time. Toward the end, there is also a good showdown on a viaduct, a confrontation which results in one of the villains plunging to his death.

Tayfun Demir does fairly well as Turkish Superman, he has a good build, and handles himself well in the action scenes, intently staring at people with his cold, piercing blue/ grey eyes, before kicking massive amounts of ass. Seriously, this guy seems more like The Terminator, than Superman, and he looks a lot like B.J.Turner, from 1988's Scarecrows.

I genuinely enjoyed this one, and not in a "so bad it's good" way.


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