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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Pumaman (Season 10 / Ep. 3) [1980]

Director:Alberto De Martino
Writer:Massimo De Rita
Composer:Mario Vulpiani
Length:97 minutes
(1 hour 37 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:9.2/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Low-budget film about a young man given a mystical medallion by an Aztec shaman, in order to become a puma-empowered champion like his father before him.

Reaction: The film is ridiculous, but the MST treatment is hilarious.

Personal Rating: 9/10

Select Cast and Crew
Alberto De Martino => Director
Massimo De Rita => Writer
Mario Vulpiani => Composer
Angelo Ragusa => Thug (uncredited)
Benito Stefanelli => Rankin, Kobras' Lieutenant
Beth McKeever => Staci (MST)
Bill Corbett => Crow T. Robot / Observer (MST)
Donald Pleasence => Kobras (as Donald Pleasance)
Edward Mannix => Rankin (voice) (uncredited)
Franco Ukmar => Kobras Man (uncredited)
Geoffrey Copleston => Sir George Bradley (as Jeffrey Coppleston)
Giovanni Cianfriglia => Thug (uncredited)
Guido Lollobrigida => Kobras Thug with Moustache
Kevin Murphy => Tom Servo / Professor Bobo / Roger Whitaker (MST)
Marco Stefanelli => Kobras Thug (uncredited)
Mary Jo Pehl => Pearl Forrester / Shelli the Nanite (MST)
Michael J. Nelson => Mike Nelson (MST)
Miguel Ángel Fuentes => Vadinho (as Miguel Angel Fuentes)
Nello Pazzafini => Hitman (uncredited)
Omero Capanna => Kobras Man (uncredited)
Patrick Brantseg => Gypsy / Brian (MST)
Paul Chaplin => Ortega (MST)
Peter Cellier => Museum Curator
Silvano Tranquilli => Ambassador Dobson
Sydne Rome => Miss Jane Dobson
Walter George Alton => Prof. Tony Farms / Puma Man

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Star Donald Pleasence once cited this as the worst film he had ever been in.
  • When "Roger Whittaker" (as played by Kevin Murphy) appears at the end, everything he says is sung like a line from "The Last Farewell," Mr. Whittaker's hit song.