SuperGuy: Behind the Cape (2002)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Mockumentary, Parody/Spoof  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |  
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The trials and tribulations of superhuman good-doer SuperGuy are examined in the independent mock documentary SuperGuy: Behind the Cape from the directing/writing duo of Mark Teague and Bill Lae. In a style clearly mimicking the VH1 Behind the Music format, SuperGuy's (Mark Teague) story is laid out as that of an average superhero in an over-hyped media circus. Born to human parents, Sam (Charles Dierkop) and Mary Jo (Katherine Victor), SuperGuy's (aka Mark Trent) special talents were apparent early in his life -- which led some members of his immediate family to speculate whether or not Mark was actually human at all. Upon leaving his parents' house, SuperGuy graduates to a full-blown case of performance anxiety brought about by a less-than-understanding public. He learns that he can't be everywhere all the time and the public seems incapable of understanding this essential fact. SuperGuy: Behind the Cape debuted to generally positive reviews at the 2002 Dances With Films Festival.

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alien [not human], hero, media-circus, Superhero, super-power