Super Fuzz (1980)
What happens to a rookie cop when he’s accidently bombarded with a dose of red plutonium? Well, he gains superpowers of course! Which is exactly what happens to Officer Dave Speed.
Unfortunately, there is a downside to his new abilities. Anytime he sees the color red his powers disappear. Seems logical right and the perfect setup for some comedy hijinks as Dave sets out to protect the citizens of Miami!
Starring Terence Hill and Ernest Borgnine, this low-budget, extremely odd film became a recurring fixture on HBO in the early 80’s and eventually carved a place in the subconscious of the young viewers who watched it during its hundreds of broadcasts.
Yours truly being one of them.
I put on my nostaliga hat and revisit Super Fuzz, also known as Super Snooper to see if there is anything special about this little film or was it just a bargain basement deal HBO was able to get to fill airtime and subject their viewers to watch. Is it possible to ever get its theme song out of your head? What exactly are Dave’s super powers? And how did Ernest Borgnine end up in this anyway???
There are so many questions……