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The Meteor Man Details


Robert Townsend's superhero action comedy underwent much tinkering during post-production, employing four editors to whip the film into shape. Townsend wrote, directed, and produced this urban fable and also stars as Jefferson Reed, a meek substitute teacher in an inner-city neighborhood dominated by a gang of leather-jacketed, peroxided blonde goons who call themselves the Golden Lords. The residents of the neighborhood feel they can do nothing about the gang. But then a meteor hits Jefferson, who finds that he can fly, has super-strength, and can retain all the information in a book in thirty seconds. As a result, Jefferson, who normally is afraid of heights and runs from danger, becomes a reluctant superhero. The word about the "Meteor Man" gets back to the Golden Lords, who intend to rid the neighborhood of this milquetoast crime-fighter. The Meteor Man contains a cornucopia of cameos appearances, including Bill Cosby, Luther Vandross, Sinbad, Big Daddy Kane and Nancy Wilson. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi


Robert Townsend
as Jefferson Reed
Marla Gibbs
as Mrs. Reed
Eddie Griffin
as Michael
Robert Guillaume
as Mr. Reed
James Earl Jones
as Mr. Moses
Roy Fegan
as Simon
Cynthia Belgrave
as Mrs. Harris
Marilyn Coleman
as Mrs. Walker
Don Cheadle
as Goldilocks
Bobby McGee
as Uzi
Bill Cosby
as Marvin
Frank Gorshin
as Mr. Byers
as Malik
Don Reed
as Drug Worker #2
Joel Weiss
as Orderly
Wallace Shawn
as Mr. Little
as Bloods
Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.
as Digit
Jenifer Lewis
as Mrs. Williams
LaWanda Page
as Old Nurse
Samuel L. Jackson
as Dre
John Witherspoon
as Clarence James Carter III
Angela Louise Robinson
as Nurse
Charlaine Woodard
as Janice Farrell
Big Daddy Kane
as Pirate
Faizon Love
as Husband
Eileen Mack Knight
Stu Gilliam
as Head Physician
Lela Rochon
as Vanessa
Deborah Lacey
as T.V. Housewife


Robert Townsend
Robert Townsend
Robert Townsend
John A. Alonzo
Mark Weingarten
Musical Direction/Supervision
Cliff Eidelman
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Candib
Adam Bernardi
Andrew London
Toby Corbett
Production Designer
Greg Papalia
Art Director
Stephanie J. Gordon
Set Designer
Kathryn Peters
Set Designer
Ruth E. Carter
Costume Designer
Eileen Mack Knight