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Superpowerless (2016)

A superhero loses his powers shortly after turning forty and must adjust to his new life.


Duane Andersen




Cast overview, first billed only:
Josiah Polhemus Josiah Polhemus ... Bob
Amy Prosser Amy Prosser ... Mimi
Natalie Lander ... Danniell
Guinevere Turner ... Marie
Pepe Serna ... Dr. George Holst
H.P. Mendoza ... Sam 'Liberty Boy' Ferrer
Warren Serkin ... Matt Howard
Erik Braa ... Radio Announcer #1 (voice)
Pierce Peter Brandt Pierce Peter Brandt ... Radio Announcer #2 / Good Samaritan
Joy Osmanski ... Radio Announcer #3 (voice)
Jonathan Jovel Jonathan Jovel ... Jogger
Ron Eliot ... Anthony Keating
Richard Gamboa Richard Gamboa ... Crackhead #1
Nathan Elias Nathan Elias ... Crackhead #2
Adam Thayer ... Homeless Man
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A superhero loses his powers shortly after turning forty and must adjust to his new life.

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According to the review in Variety, director Duane Andersen and star Josiah Polhemus met in first grade, and both had a middle-school crush on Amy Prosser. A few years ago, Polhemus and Prosser met again and are now married. See more »

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Beautiful Small Independent movie
24 July 2016 | by gulliver-50177See all my reviews

Just saw the premiere of this movie at the Fantasia festival in Montréal. It is truly a beautiful movie with brilliant acting. Part of the beauty is that the director wrote that movie having in mind the main actor, a friend from when he was 8 years old and with whom he was making super 8 movies as kids. The movie was shot in the main actor's actual house. Some of the characters were the Director's aunt and uncle. This is the type of movie that seems ordinary but will haunt you (positively) for months. Why is it that Hollywood produces crap movies with hundreds of millions budget when something so crafty can be made for a minuscule amount of money?

I can't find better words to describe that movie than Dante in the "Divine Comedy": "In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in a dark wood, where the true way was wholly lost". That's what "Superpowerless" is about.

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Release Date:

10 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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