Brad Harris and Tony Kendall are mostly known for Kommissar X, but they also made another fun film together called Three Fantastic Supermen (because one is not enough). It’s an Italian film about a pair of bank robbers who dress up as Supermen. An FBI agent/bodybuilder eventually teams up with them, and they become THREE Fantastic Supermen. Hooray! Together they fight gangsters and a stupid bastard who makes evil Superman clones. What a jerk. Harris and Kendall are great in the film and it could almost have been called Super Kommissar X. It sorta has the same tone. The third super man (I have no idea what his name is) is mute and he smiles constantly. He’s probably meant to be charming like a pet monkey or something, but he’s just annoying.
The three supermen can’t, like I said, fly. All they do is jump and bounce around like bunnies. But that’s okay. It’s fun to watch. The actors obviously uses trampolines. Sounds retarded, I know. But in a sick and twisted way, it works. It’s a very enjoyable film that gets you in a good mood. Three Fantastic Supermen is full of action. Proper action. People get shot in the head and cars explode the whole time, in other words it’s not a movie for kids. It actually reminded me more of the good, old spy movies and Argoman than the 60’s Batman-series and other superhero movies of that era. I had fun with this film and I really liked it. I think you will too – and if you don’t, Brad Harris will come to your home and kick the living shit out of you, succa! Three Fantastic Supermen is a playful film that you have to watch with an open mind. The plot is silly, but the film never slips into parody-mode. Good stuff.
Release year: 1967
Director: Gianfranco Parolini
Starring: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris