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Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion (2009)

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A good guy with no powers joins a superhero team with no clue against a bad guy with no shame.

Director:

Ray Griggs

Writer:

Ray Griggs
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Whalin ... Ed Gruberman
Michael Rooker ... Judge / Dark Winged Vesper
Ryan McPartlin ... Will Powers
Sam Lloyd ... Herman Brainard (as Samuel Lloyd)
Danielle Harris ... Felicia Freeze
Ray Griggs ... Puffer Boy
Doug Jones ... Special Agent Smith #1
Isaac C. Singleton Jr. ... Special Agent Smith #2
Jon Polito ... Captain Sludge
Christine Lakin ... Red
Oliver Muirhead ... Herbert Q
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Sarge
Clint Howard ... Mugger
Adam West ... Manbat / Cab Driver
June Lockhart ... Mother
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Storyline

Would-be superhero, Ed Gruberman, who possesses no super powers must join a team of misfit heroes-in-training known as The Super Capers. Having only faith, Gruberman must travel through time to uncover an evil plot involving some gold bullion, a fiery femme fatale, and a criminal mastermind with a dark secret about Ed's past. Written by Ray Griggs

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The origins of Ed and the missing bullion.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language, some rude humor and brief smoking
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Szeleburdi szuperhősök See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,463, 22 March 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,955, 19 April 2009
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RG Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ed Gruberman is the name of the "impatient student" from the skit "Ti Kwan Leap" by the Frantics. See more »

Quotes

Ed Gruberman: Hey! Why don't you use your, uh, mind thing and pop open the trunk?
Herman Brainard: No problem.
[Herman makes mind control sound effect]
Ed Gruberman: What are you doing?
Herman Brainard: I'm making a sound effect. No superhero can use his powers without a good sound effect in the background. Come on, help me out.
Ed Gruberman: Really?
Herman Brainard: I'm not doing it without!
Ed Gruberman: Alright! Okay. Uh...
[both make mind control sound effects, the limousine trunk opens]
Ed Gruberman: Hey! You did it!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Super Caper Chili Pie Recipe INGREDIENTS 1/2 lb ground hamburger 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup fine chopped green peppers 2 cans of red kidney beans 2 cans of chili beans 2 cans of chili sauce 2 cans of pinto beans 1 can of tomato paste 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 2 tablespoons of yellow mustard 1 teaspoon of hot peppers 2 packages of cornbread mix DIRECTIONS In a large skillet, brown hamburger, add all the ingredients into a large Crockpot, set to low for 5 hours. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Mix two packages of cornbread in a separate bowl. To create two layers. in a square non stick pan lay down 1st layer of cornbread mix, let cook for 1 minute. Place chili on-top of first cornbread layer, now lay down 2nd layer of cornbread mix, on-top of chili; covering the whole surface. let cook for 25 minutes in oven Garnish with red paprika when done. See more »

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References Batman (1989) See more »

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Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
B.J. Thomas
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a classic among bad films
20 March 2010 | by Roland E. ZwickSee all my reviews

A movie virtually guaranteed to wind up in the DVD bargain bin in record-setting time, "Super Capers" is an indescribably awful attempt at superhero parody. It features a group of inept comic book figures, clad in ill-fitting get-ups, who bumble and stumble their way to victory against a passel of toothless bad guys.

The movie's idea of humor consists mainly of goofy sound effects and corny musical cues playing on the soundtrack, though I suspect that their sole function is to alert us as to when we should be laughing (there's really no other way for us to know, since, unlike a TV sitcom, it doesn't come equipped with its own laugh track).

Out of respect for any possible careers they may still have ahead of them, the actors shall remain nameless, though Adam West (TV's Batman) and June Lockhart stop by to show us just how far has-been actors can be forced to lower themselves when there simply aren't any decent roles left for them anymore.

At the end, the director of this fiasco, Ray Griggs, thanks the "directors who inspired" him during his childhood, namely George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis and Peter Jackson. Sounds like the makings of a good class-action lawsuit, if you ask me.


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