The Meteor Man

Synopsis: One night Jefferson Reed gets hit in the chest by a souped-up chunk of meteor. So he can fly, but he's scared of heights. He can master the information in any book ... for about fifteen minutes. Now his friends and family want him to protect their community from the dreaded Golden Lords.
Director(s): Robert Townsend
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
29%
PG
Year:
1993
100 min
91 Views

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I'm up. Ellington, I'm up.

I'm up. I'm up.

She don't want to believe

that the boy is using drugs...

but he comes home every day

with bloodshot eyes...

and then he eats everything

in the kitchen.

She knows he didn't

get those red eyes...

from being in the library.

I hear the boy can't even read.

Good morning, Mr. Moses.

What do you think?

You think this is something,

check this out.

What do you think?

Look, girls, y'all just

gonna have to wait in line.

Mr. Moses, let's make a trade.

I'll trade you

The Best of Wynton Marsalis...

for Duke Ellington

and Billie Holiday.

Never!

I would never give up

any of my records for anything.

It would be like

cutting off one of my hands.

Jeff, you're right.

Got to go younger, huh?

Yeah. I'm getting me

girls on Soul Train.

Have a good day, Mr. Moses.

- Good morning, Mrs. Walker.

- Morning, Jeff.

Thanks again for the tickets

tonight for that show.

No... thank you.

When the Georgetown Three

make it big...

I'm going to say, "Special

thanks to Mrs. Walker...

"who let me slide on my rent

when I didn't have it.

"This Grammy's for you."

Have a good day.

Hey, Jeff, ready for tonight?

You know I am.

First show's sold out.

Second one's almost there.

- Cool.

- And this device I invented...

will monitor the vibrations

of the audience.

- That's great.

- Just keep the music coming...

from the baddest jazz trio

in D.C.!

And I got some women

lined up for you.

Michael, I told you.

I don't want to meet anybody.

Come on, Jeff.

You got to get over Stacy.

It's been four months

since you broke up.

You got to move on,

experience life.

- You're right.

- Anyway, first show...

Debra's bringing

her cousin Denise.

She's kind of fat,

but she's got a cute face.

Cool, cool.

Second, Anita's bringing

her girl. Says she's a ten.

- A ten?

- Uh-huh.

Without a weave, she's a six.

That's cool.

I got to go. Warden.

Just appease her.

With this baby here,

you won't be here much longer.

Move over, Wynton Marsalis.

Cool.

Aren't you going to say

excuse me, Dre?

Excuse me.

Thanks again for calling,

Mr. Reed.

If he gets out of line again,

I will be back.

Keep it!

Ahem. Excuse me, Mr. Reed.

Mrs. Laws is waiting for you.

You wanted to see me?

Well, you've done it this time,

Mr. Reed.

What did I do?

Look.

Louis, what happened to you?

You. You're the one filling

his head up with all this junk.

We have taught this boy

to stand up for himself...

to fight the bullies,

but he doesn't listen to us.

He said, "Mr. Reed

teaches us differently.

"Mr. Reed said that we should

run from the bullies..."

and that Mr. Reed

encourages the smaller kids...

to practice running, hiding,

and eating their lunch quickly!

I didn't say "quickly."

I said "rapidly."

- I was trying to help.

- Well, thanks to your help...

every bully at this school

is beating him up.

A younger girl did this to him!

Mr. Reed, have you ever

stood up to anybody?

Or better yet,

have you ever had your butt...

Mrs. Williams,

I'll handle it from here.

Mr. Reed, may I remind you...

that you are

just a substitute teacher?

No more of this.

I was simply talking about

how life is.

I don't care.

Teach only from the books

and not your philosophy on life.

That's all for now.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

I'm really sorry.

If you have the meetings

in the evening...

nobody wants to come out.

Everybody's just so afraid.

It's a question of what

you people really want to do.

Do you want this community

or what?

Ted, I realize

that we are the community.

That's right.

Nothing's going to happen

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