Film: Super Fuzz
Italian-made low budget Super Hero comedy about a police officer (Terence Hill) who gets hit with an atomic blast, and then discovers he has super powers. Ernest Borgnine is his partner. Better than it sounds, and much more fun to boot, this was a staple of cable movie channels in the early 1980s.
This film provides examples of:
- Barrier-Busting Blow: At one point, the titular officer punches two criminals through a door. To be fair, the door was about a quarter inch thick and made of balsa wood.
- Bullet Catch: In his teeth. Real original.
- Digging to China
- Heroes Prefer Redheads: Not in this case, but his Love Interest gets the last word by dying her hair red before their wedding so she won't have to put up with his superpowers at home.
- How We Got Here
- The Man They Couldn't Hang: Dave has already had three attempted executions for allegedly killing his partner. 1) Gas chamber, he just inhaled the poison without harm. 2) Hanged, but the rope broke. 3) And firing squad, but every bullet missed.
- Market-Based Title: In the actual movie, the title is Super Snooper, but the packaging calls it Super Fuzz.
- Mundane Utility: Dave uses his powers to do the housework. His fiancee is not impressed.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Terence Hill's Italian accent is very obvious in some scenes. Like, he sounds like Tommy Wiseau at times.
- Oh, Crap: The protagonist is about to be electrocuted when he sees the Femme Fatale has left a bouquet of red roses in the witness room.
- So Bad, It's Good: Along with the below, gets used for comedy.
- Special Effects Failure: Invoked for comedy. It gets pretty funny at times.
- Super Cop
- Weaksauce Weakness: Seeing the color red turns off the hero's powers.
- We Need a Distraction: Promising not to use his superpowers, Dave gives a pair of mooks an extended drunk-driving test, leaving them more uncoordinated then if they were actually drinking.