The Meteor Man

Starring: Robert Townsend Director: Robert Townsend  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
The Meteor Man
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1993
  • Label: TGG Direct
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 08/16/1993
"...A sweet, earnest effort..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/06/1993
"...A good-hearted fable....The movie contains big laughs and moments of genuine feeling..."

Product Description:

A mild-mannered substitute teacher in a rough district is struck by a meteor and transformed into a superhero. This spells bad news for the local gang that is terrorizing his friends and family.

Plot Synopsis:

What does it take to turn a weak-kneed high school teacher into an outstanding leader of the people' In "The Meteor Man," a giant chunk of glowing green celestial rock is the driving force behind Jefferson Reed's transformation. After being chased by neighborhood thugs, Reed is struck by a meteor and he suddenly develops superhuman strength and abilties: he can fly, speak dog language and absorb knowledge from any book in 30 seconds. Reed's mom creates a homemade costume, and he practices his newfound skills in secret. His nightly community improvements -- such as growing a vegetable garden and disarming the local gangs -- draw the wrath of the Golden Lords, flaxen-haired bad guys who terrorize Reed's block.
Soon Meteor Man and the powerful leader of the Golden Lords get ready to have an ultimate showdown that is not to be believed.

Plot Keywords:

Gangs | Good Vs. Evil | Spoof | Superheroes | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Rated MPAA PG, runnning time 100 minutes.
  • Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.
  • Additional performers: Another Bad Creation (Junior Lords), Stephanie Williams (Stacy), Biz Markie and Don Reed (Drug Workers), Greg Littman (Doctor), Tommy R. Hicks (Officer Patterson), Sam Jackson (Dre), Asia Dosreis (Squirrel), Barbara Montgomery (Dre's Mother), George Allen III (Man), Janice Garcia (Screaming Woman), Stu Gilliam (Head Physician), Angela Robinson (Nurse), Larry A. Wigg II (Karate Kid), Shirley Jenkins (Bystander), Clayton Lebouef (Junkie), Dierk Torsek (TV Newscaster) futhermore the Baby Lords were Turean Butler, Reginald Davis, Raynard Holman, Darren Overton, Bryan Young and Jason Young.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 39,843
  • UPC: 011891801669
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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