J-Men Forever

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1979
  • Running time: 73 min
J-Men Forever, originally titled "The Secret World War", is a 1979 comedy film by Philip Proctor and Peter Bergman of the Firesign Theatre. The film is a pastiche using film clips from Republic serials, re-dubbed with comic dialog to tell a tale of... read more

J-Men Forever, originally titled "The Secret World War", is a 1979 comedy film by Philip Proctor and Peter Bergman of the Firesign Theatre. The film is a pastiche using film clips from Republic serials, re-dubbed with comic dialog to tell a tale of world conquest by sex, drugs and rock and roll. In the film, the Lightning Bug, embodied by garish villains from several serials, attempts to take over the world with rock and roll. He later adds sex and drugs when music alone doesn't work. He explains his changing appearance by saying, "I'm bringing all five of my costumes!" The Lightning Bug is voiced by legendary radio DJ M.G. Kelly (also called "Machine Gun" Kelly). Peter Bergman plays The Chief and Philip Proctor plays Agent Barton. They appear in period-style black and white sequences that are used to frame the re-dubbed clips of car chases, explosions, flying men, sinister villains and villainesses, fights, and various other perils that are strung together in a somewhat incoherent plot.

Original Release

01/01/1979

US Release

01/01/1979

Cast

Phil Proctor Barton / J-Man Barton
Peter Bergman The Chief
M.G. Kelly Lightning Bug (voice) / Lightning Bug
Jack Angel (voice)
Margolyn Curtis (voice)
Joan Gerber (voice)
Rod Gist (voice)
Michael C. Gwynne (voice)
Jock Livingston (voice)
John H. Mayer (voice) (as John Mayer)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Richard Patterson

Writers

Phil Proctor, Peter Bergman

Cast

Phil Proctor Barton / J-Man Barton
Peter Bergman The Chief
M.G. Kelly Lightning Bug (voice) / Lightning Bug
Jack Angel (voice)
Margolyn Curtis (voice)
Joan Gerber (voice)
Rod Gist (voice)
Michael C. Gwynne (voice)
Jock Livingston (voice)
John H. Mayer (voice) (as John Mayer)
Terence McGovern (voice) (as Terry McGovern)
Anne Randall (voice) (as Anne Randall Stewart)
Richard E. Stewart (voice)

Producers

Willy Schopfer Executive Producer
William Howard Executive Producer
Patrick Curtis Producer
Willy Schopfer Producer

Editors

Gail Werbin

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