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Cashman
Cashman
"I just want a little...compensation."
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Directed by
Released 2008
Starring
Genre
  • Documentary
  • Parody
Running time
1:00
Language English
Created for
Thac

Part of the Cashman series
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N/A Cashman 2: Man of Cash

Cashman, also known as Ca$hman: The Hero for Hire,[1] is a 2008 mockumentary brickfilm by Philip Heinrich about a superhero who requires payment before he will fight crime. It was made in under 24 hours for the fifth Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest and won first place.[2]

Plot Edit

A superhero known as Cashman explains that residents of big cities such as New York are safe thanks to constant protection from well-known superheroes, but those who live in smaller cities or suburbs are not so lucky. The hand of a monster is seen breaking through from under a road and Cashman warns that "this could happen to you".

He goes on to state that he will save any metropolitan area from attack "for a very suitable fee". Cashman explains that despite having superpowers, the average life of a superhero does not appeal to him and he expects compensation for risking his life.[3]

Sequels Edit

Cashman spawned two follow-ups, Cashman 2: Man of Cash and Cashman 3: The Amazing Cashman. Both sequels were created for subsequent Twenty-four Hour Animation Contests (THAC 8 and THAC 9, respectively) although Cashman 2 failed to make the deadline.[4] Cashman 3 reveals that Cashman is a fictional character played by an actor named Walter Vincent.[5]

References Edit

  1. The extended title as seen at the end of the film
  2. Archive of the THAC 5 results thread
  3. YouTube Video
  4. Bricks in Motion directory page of Cashman 2
  5. YouTube upload of Cashman 3