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Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes (2004)

Comic book fan happens upon a merchant who reveals Issue No.1 of "Surge of Power", introducing the wacky world of Big City where Gavin Lucas is out and proud about his comic reading ... See full summary »


Mike Donahue


Vincent J. Roth




Credited cast:
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Self
Jason Allen Jason Allen ... Costume Party guest
Alison Arngrim ... Self
Gene Barsamian Gene Barsamian ... Therapist
Joey Bourgeois Joey Bourgeois ... Young Man / That Guy
Trev Broudy Trev Broudy ... Friend #3
Russ Brown Russ Brown ... Investor
Harry Cassidy Harry Cassidy ... Dr. Cranky
Billy Castro Billy Castro ... Costume Party Guest
Colleen Crosby Colleen Crosby ... Costume Party guest
Shawn Crosby Shawn Crosby ... Costume Party Guest
Elizabeth da Costa Elizabeth da Costa ... Professor Beatrice
Erica Doering Erica Doering ... Guest #3
Erica Doerner Erica Doerner ... Police Officer Barbara
John Ferrell John Ferrell ... Bully #2


Comic book fan happens upon a merchant who reveals Issue No.1 of "Surge of Power", introducing the wacky world of Big City where Gavin Lucas is out and proud about his comic reading penchant and longing to be a superhero. This science-fiction spoof is complete with mad scientist, Professor Ronald Richards, his nemesis and former partner, Hector Harris who sabotages Ronald's secret experiment (how naughty!) and a classic "freak accident" that causes superpowers! Hate crimes and bank robberies and fear, Oh, my! Gavin enlists the reluctant Professor in zany crime fighting exploits, fashioning a "battle suit" and Gavin's "Surge of Power" identity, repeatedly rescuing the same Young Man and investigating a bizarre crime wave that indicates a new super-villain in Big City more powerful than Surge of Power! Even with input from science-fiction veterans Nichelle Nichols, Lou Ferrigno and Noel Neill, can Surge of Power thwart the evil plans of the mysterious Metal Master? Are capes in fashion?... Written by Victor Stone, Vincent J Roth

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This is the first openly gay superhero to appear on the big screen! See more »


References Batman (1966) See more »


Written by Laurie Robinson (ASCAP)
Performed by Laurie Robinson
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You must be a Superhero to endure this punishment!
2 May 2006 | by andresgvidalgSee all my reviews

From the Midi file soundtrack of the opening titles, to the recycled cast of (what I must assume are) passer biers with no camera experience this movie was an experience whose mere mention will produce in me a bitter guttural response years from now when I'm lying in my dying bed. I am sorry, I am sorry if you made this movie (for hell awaits you), I am sorry if I offend anyone involved, but most of all, I am sorry I ever rented this thing. I know that the idea of a gay superhero is attractive to many people (but hey, aren't all superheroes gay anyway?), I have no quarrels with folk trying to support gay productions, there ought to be more out there, but anyone (gay or straight) with the strength to sit through this movie from beginning to end is in my mind a true SUPERHERO!

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14 August 2004 (USA) See more »

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San Diego, California, USA

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2.35 : 1
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