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Superpowerless (2016)

A superhero loses his powers shortly after turning forty and must adjust to his new life.


Duane Andersen




Cast overview, first billed only:
Josiah Polhemus Josiah Polhemus ... Bob
Amy Prosser Amy Prosser ... Mimi
Natalie Lander ... Danniell
Guinevere Turner ... Marie
Pepe Serna ... Dr. George Holst
H.P. Mendoza H.P. Mendoza ... Sam 'Liberty Boy' Ferrer
Warren Serkin ... Matt Howard
Erik Braa ... Radio Announcer #1 (voice)
Pierce Peter Brandt Pierce Peter Brandt ... Radio Announcer #2 / Good Samaritan
Joy Osmanski ... Radio Announcer #3 (voice)
Jonathan Jovel Jonathan Jovel ... Jogger
Ron Eliot ... Anthony Keating
Richard Gamboa Richard Gamboa ... Crackhead #1
Nathan Elias Nathan Elias ... Crackhead #2
Adam Thayer ... Homeless Man


A superhero loses his powers shortly after turning forty and must adjust to his new life.

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Comedy | Drama



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Release Date:

24 July 2016 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Brainwave See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to the review in Variety, director Duane Andersen and star Josiah Polhemus met in first grade, and both had a middle-school crush on Amy Prosser. A few years ago, Polhemus and Prosser met again and are now married. See more »

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Great, fun and original superhero-type-of-film
25 July 2016 | by ericpiccoliSee all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing ''Superpowerless'' on big screen on its World Premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival (2016) and I had a great time! The trailer seemed fine, but what really got me to the cinema was the premise itself. I was afraid that the description would be better that the result, but the film succeeded.

It's really a fun film in an era where all these superhero's flicks are everywhere to finally see a film where what really matters is the psychological aspect of the main hero / character and the people surrounding him. Asking one basic question : what would happen if someone like ''Captain America''would suddenly lost his powers and was condemned to live a normal life? Knowing he would never go back to a time where he felt relevant, what would be his reaction?

In a that sense, the film is really interesting in showing normal situations from a genre point of view, giving a chance for the audience to actually care and relate to the characters and what happen to them.

The actors were really touching as these were faces new to me. They look like actual real people and play like them and it gives this film an original touch that even those independent film in the USA usually can't propose because they need a star in it (and seriously, I'm in for good storytelling, not ''startelling'').

On top of all this, what was really touching was the Q&A and knowing the story behind the making of the film.

'' Let's just make a film! And don't let yourself film powerless by not doing it. ''

That's what I learnt again and that's what I'll do, another film myself.

Thanks for a fun and great moment of San Francisco cinema!


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