3 Dev Adam

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3 Dev Adam
Genre: Superhero
Photography: Color
Running Time: 81 minutes
Country: Turkey
Release Date: November 1, 1973
Directed by: T. Fikret Uçak
Written by: Doğan Tamer
Distributed by: Tual Film
Starring: Aytekin Akkaya
Deniz Erkanat
Yavuz Selekman
Tevfik Şen
Doğan Tamer
Mine Sun

3 Dev Adam (3 Giant Men or 3 Mighty Men in English) is a 1973 Turkish superhero film. In the film, Captain America and Mexican pro wrestling legend El Santo are sent to Istanbul to stop Spider-Man and his criminal gang.


The story takes place in Istanbul, where a violent criminal organization led by Spider-Man (Who is nothing like the source material he "spawned" from), has surfaced in the city and is producing counterfeit United States dollars. They also decapitate a woman with a boat propeller. A small task-force consisting of Captain America, El Santo and Captain America's girlfriend, Julia, arrives to help local police stop Spider-Man and his gang.

Julia, who has infiltrated Spider-Man's hideout, is captured and taken to a house in a remote location. She manages to send an SOS signal to Captain America, who saves Julia and chases after Spider-Man, but he manages to escape.

Meanwhile, El Santo infiltrates a dojo that is being used as a front for counterfeiting. After being captured, he manages to escape along with incriminating evidence.

Captain America and El Santo raid a major hideout where most of the counterfeiting operation is taking place. They manage to shut down the hideout while Spider-Man kills a couple, steals a statue and runs away.

Soon afterwards, another fight between the heroes and Spider-Man begins. It is revealed that there are four Spider-Men as one is beaten to death by Santo and another is strangled by Captain America.

Captain America and El Santo then go undercover in a club. Spider-Man's gang notice them and a fight occurs. The heroes are seemingly overpowered this time and are taken to Spider-Man's hideout. Once there, Captain America and Santo act like they are fighting themselves to confuse their captors, but manage to break out and eliminate most of the gang members. Spider-Man arrives at the end of the fight with his girlfriend, only to have her struck by a wild shot from the gun of one of his henchmen. He flees, with Captain America in hot pursuit.

Captain America catches Spider-Man and defeats him, only to hear the taunting laugh of yet another Spider-Man. The fight continues until all of the Spider-Men are dead.

As the heroes are about to leave Istanbul, Captain America sees the face of Spider-Man in a taxi and furiously runs and removes the mask of the person in the car, only to realize that it was just a child wearing a toy mask.

Why It Sucks

  1. The film is an obvious rip-off of Marvel films.
  2. Spider-Man is portrayed as a villain, when he's supposed to be a hero.
  3. Spider-Man's costume is absolutely awful. He's just a man in a red and green suit.
  4. Very low production value.
  5. Gratuitous amounts of violence, with special mention going to a scene where Spider-Man has a pair of hamsters devour a man's face.
  6. El Santo never took his mask off in public, but in this film, he only briefly wears it.
  7. Hard-to-follow fight scenes.
  8. The soundtrack consists of songs stolen from other films.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. At least there's subtitles for you to understand what's going on.
  2. The film is good in a "so bad, it's good" kind of way.


The film currently holds a 4.6/10 on IMDb, and has a 50% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


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