4.2/10
538
13 user 47 critic

Three Giant Men (1973)

3 dev adam (original title)
Istanbul is being terrorized by a crime wave, and the police call in American superhero Captain America and Mexican wrestler Santo to put a stop to it.

Director:

T. Fikret Uçak

Writer:

Dogan Tamer
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Born out of a Christmas ornaments-filled heaven, Turkish Superman fights the mob in order to save the day!

Director: Kunt Tulgar
Stars: Tayfun Demir, Güngör Bayrak, Yildirim Gencer
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

An early Turkish Batman movie based on the famous comic characters, with his name spelled the Turkish pronunciation (Bedmen). The unfortunate erotic evocations of the title have nothing to do with the plot.

Director: Günay Kosova
Stars: Levent Çakir, Emel Özden, Hüseyin Sayan
Çöl (1983)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A man is captured by his enemies and abandoned in the middle of the ocean on a floating piece of debris. If he is ever going to swim back to shore and be reunited with his love interest, he... See full summary »

Director: Çetin Inanç
Stars: Cüneyt Arkin, Emel Tümer, Salih Kirmizi
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Cavit Yürüklü
Stars: Levent Çakir, Altan Bozkurt, Yesim Yükselen
Superman (1987)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A young baby from the doomed planet Krypton is sent to Earth, where he is adopted by an elderly couple in India who name him Shekhar. After growing to an adult and learning about his ... See full summary »

Director: B. Gupta
Stars: Puneet Issar, Sonia Sahni, Dharmendra
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

FBI agent Brad joins Tony and Nick, the self styled Supermen who battle crime wearing bullet-proof super-suits. They are on a case involving radioactive counterfeit money and people who can be broken down into precious jewels.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini
Stars: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris, Aldo Canti
Badi (1983)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Pretty much a Turkish remake of E.T, but instead of Badi being cute and funny, he is scary people of all ages

Director: Zafer Par
Stars: Cengiz Sayhan, Tolga Sönmez, Orhan Çagman
Homoti (1987)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A homosexual alien is lost in the 1970s Turkey.

Director: Müjdat Gezen
Stars: Müjdat Gezen, Perran Kutman, Bahar Öztan
Adventure | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Kilink, the Turkish super anti-hero,who was a lookalike of the Italian comic-strip hero Killing, who was a lookalike of the other Italian super hero Kriminal,opens the long series of Kilink... See full summary »

Director: Yilmaz Atadeniz
Stars: Irfan Atasoy, Pervin Par, Muzaffer Tema
Seytan (1974)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A little girl is possessed by a demon.

Director: Metin Erksan
Stars: Canan Perver, Cihan Ünal, Meral Taygun
Superman (1980)
Fantasy | Musical | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An alien orphan is sent to earth where he becomes a superhero.

Director: V. Madhusudan Rao
Stars: Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, Jaya Prada, Jayamalini
Kara simsek (1985)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Serdar, a strong man trains hard on boxing to be the champion after the death of his younger brother.

Director: Çetin Inanç
Stars: Serdar Kebapçilar, Fuat Aykut, Çetin Basaran
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aytekin Akkaya Aytekin Akkaya ... Capt. America
Deniz Erkanat Deniz Erkanat ... Julia
Yavuz Selekman Yavuz Selekman ... Santo
Tevfik Sen Tevfik Sen ... Spider-Man
Dogan Tamer Dogan Tamer ... Inspector Orhan
Mine Sun ... Nadya
Altan Günbay
Ersun Kazançel Ersun Kazançel ... Bartender
Hasan Ceylan
Osman Han Osman Han ... Bouncer
Aysen Taskin Aysen Taskin
Mahmut Gülay Mahmut Gülay
Ali Ekdal Ali Ekdal ... Commissioner
Niyazi Vanli Niyazi Vanli
Alev Bora Alev Bora
Edit

Storyline

Istanbul is being terrorized by a crime wave, and the police call in American superhero Captain America and Mexican wrestler Santo to put a stop to it.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

31 October 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Giant Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey

Company Credits

Production Co:

Renkli See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in In Search of Steve Ditko (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The Southern Star
Performed by Matt Monro
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Spidey Sense Tingling Because This Weird Movie Sucks!
3 January 2012 | by JasonDanielBakerSee all my reviews

This funky Turkish interpretation of graphic novel lore has Spider-Man as an ultra mean bad guy running a gang of thugs in Istanbul on the wrong side of town. He has none of his Spider powers, which I guess is why he is so angry, but makes up for some of it via his ruthlessness and a peculiar ability to come from the dead - multiple times.

In fact Spider-Man while noticeably less agile looks as though he has let himself go a bit and is a tad flabby (What we in Canada refer to as "Molson Muscle"). His costume has some noticeable signs of wear and tear as well and his bushy eyebrows peak out of eye slits in his mask.

Could it be that the makers of this film got their accounts of Spider-Man's exploits only from the slanderous accounts provided by that yellow journalism scandal-sheet the Daily Bugle? If they read the comics they would know that Spider-Man/Peter Parker would never use his powers for evil. What would his Aunt May think of him? Worse what would the spirit of his Uncle Ben think? Clearly this baddie is just some dude who ordered an ill-fitting, cheap imitation Spider-Man costume and couldn't get his money back.

A rather improbable team up of Captain America (Akkaya) and Santo (Selekman) the wrestler/superhero track the Spider Gang to Turkey after Spider-Man's counterfeiting scheme in Mexico leaves a trail of angry people on both sides of the law. Cap's famous shield evidently didn't clear Turkish customs as we don't see it. But his girlfriend Julia came with him to help.

This film is so spectacularly wrong on so many levels as to show the value of copyright protection as preservation of artistic integrity more than proper assignment of royalties. Turkey, then under the control of a military junta in a chaotic struggle with terrorist groups and engaged in a brutal suppression of leftist elements offered no such copyright protection to products of comic book heroism or Western entertainment.

Like the Turkish version of Star Wars and Star Trek the staging of a rip-off like this utterly defies logic. Why not just dub or subtitle the Spider-Man cartoon and Santo movies into Turkish? Or better yet why just make a completely original set of characters with Turkish identities?

There is low-grade production value and then there is no-grade production value. What is shown here is beyond what Hollywood producers would deem incredibly cheap though the cast soldiers on even with the various continuity errors and other goofs.

It doesn't look like they were given a safe working environment to shoot under but really what does that even mean when the Turkish government was rounding up people - very much including artists and locking them up for even being suspected of having leftist sympathies?

In one scene where Captain America rescues Julia from the baddies at the Spider gang's safe-house we see a pretty silly action sequence. Hanging from conveniently placed acrobat rings, Cap attempts to heel-kick one of the baddies behind him but the stunt guys must have messed up the timing because he misses. The thug falls anyway and from the angle of the shot it looks as though the villainous henchman has been knocked unconscious by a devastating, explosive fart to the face from the hero.

Captain America's subsequent fight with Spider-Man betrays the fact that Cap is, for whatever reason, a lot more acrobatic than Spidey. El Santo is, by contrast to Spider-Man in considerably better shape than we have seen him and unlike the real Santo, generally goes unmasked. Santo in the Mexican movies he was hero of was never seen in public without his mask.

The comedic possibilities offered in Santo's time on screen are rife as he infiltrates a dogo serving as a front for the Spider Gang, discovers incriminating papers in a back office and stuffs them in his tights in a manner which looks as though he has done it to make his crotch bulge look bigger.

Unintentional humor throughout offers countless openings for snide one-liners and sarcasm. But no one needs to say anything as this Turkish rip-off lampoons itself so perfectly.


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed