Supersonic Man

Supersonic Man is a 1979 Spanish superhero film directed by Juan Piquer Simón, and starring Antonio Cantafora and Cameron Mitchell.[2]

Supersonic Man
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Directed byJuan Piquer
Screenplay by
  • Tonino Moi
  • Juan Piquer
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyJuan Marine[1]
Edited by
Music by
  • Gin Peguri
  • Juan Luis Izaguirre[1]
Production
company
Almena Films[1]
Distributed byFilmayer S.A.
Release date
  • 6 August 1979 (1979-08-06)
Running time
88 minutes[1]
CountrySpain[1]
LanguageSpanish

PlotEdit

Kronos, a humanoid extraterrestrial (Richard Yesteran), has been sent to planet Earth in order to help humanity against its own threats. Settling in New York City, he becomes a superhero, Supersonic Man. He confronts nefarious Dr. Gulik (Cameron Mitchell) who plans to take over the world.[3]

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ReleaseEdit

Supersonic Man was distributed in Spain by Filmayer S.A. on 6 August 1979.[4] It sold 751,696 tickets on its Spanish release.[4]

It was also spoofed by the likes of RiffTrax on October 11, 2013.[5]

ReceptionEdit

From contemporary reviews, John Pym wrote in Monthly Film Bulletin that the film "is a cut-price digest of half-a-dozen money spinners, from the Bond movies to Star Wars."[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Pym 1979, p. 255.
  2. ^ "Supersonic Man = a Eurodisco Superman with no budget". Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  3. ^ Turner Classic Movies
  4. ^ a b "Supersonic Man" (in Spanish). The Spanish Film Catalogue. Retrieved February 8, 2020.
  5. ^ RiffTrax

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