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Commonly referred to as Turkish Star Wars because of its use of footage from the original Star Wars movie, Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man Who Saved the World) is a 1982 copy-cat movie. Due to its low budget, it not only lifts directly scenes from Star Wars, but also documentary and news-reel footage from both US and Soviet space programs. As well as directed splicing in scenes from Star Wars, the movie also uses the Star Wars soundtrack, as well as soundtracks from Raiders Of The Lost Ark, and many other well known Hollywood sci-fi movies.
Despite the lifted footage and soundtrack the movie doesn't bother following the story-line of Star Wars, in fact the story-line is all over the place. Involving wizards, monsters and skeletons, and plenty of hand-to-hand badly choreographed fight scenes, the movie really follows the general pattern of many Turkish rip-off movies. That being fight, capture, torture, escape, fight, capture, torture... etc...
Weird Retro Fact: Turkish Superman is just one of many Superman variations that were produced, read the article Copy-Cat Cinema: The Turkish Superman Movies.