I believe the movie you have in mind is "Super Fuzz" (Poliziotto
Superpił) with Terrence Hill and Ernest Borgnine.
"Red powder from a nuclear explosion gives a police officer (Dave
Speed) super powers as long as he doesn't see anything red."
"The policeman Dave Speed is assigned in a mission in an ex-indian
reserve near a military shooting range. Casually, while Dave is doing
an on the spot investigation, a nuclear missile explode, the radiation
gave him superpowers. Dave so became able to move object with the mind
force, to discover misterious crimes and to jump with no problem from
a skyscraper. His friends cannot understand that trasformation."
Dave Speed in Poliziotto superpił (a.k.a. "Super Fuzz", 1980)
"Powers/Abilities: Super strength, super speed, super senses,
invulnerability, telekinesis. He loses his power if he sees the colour
"Dave Speed was just an ordinary cop, until the day he was caught in a
nuclear blast. He had been investigating a case on a former Indian
reservation located near a military shooting range, when a missile
exploded. Dave was exposed to a radioactive red powder, and from that
day forward, he became the most powerful cop on the force, as long as
he didn't see the color red. If he did, he lost all his super powers.
He used his powers to thwart a notorious counterfeiting ring alongside
his partner, Sgt. Willie Dunlop, even surviving execution attempts
after being framed for murder."
"Terence Hill played Dave, while Ernest Borgnine portrayed his partner, Willy."
A review at Amazon:
"The 'hero', Dave Speed (played by Terence Hill), a rookie cop that
gets irradiated and gains superpowers, tries with the help of his
partner Sgt. Dunlop (Ernest Borgnine) to stop a mob-run counterfeiting
ring....And, like any superpowered type, Speed has a weakness...
whenever he sees the color red, his powers fail him."
You can purchase the movie Super Fuzz at Amazon:
he sees "color red" loses his power
I hope this helps!
Clarification of Answer by
28 Oct 2005 21:49 PDT
The movie Super Fuzz is also known as " Super Snooper"
Starring Terence Stamp and Ernest Borgnine.
Take a look at the screen shots here:
"The fun begins in Miami with Rookie Cop Dave Speed, played by
hilarious actor Terence Hill, who tires to deliver a ticket to an out
and out on the way home in the swamplands. Once he gets there he is
accidentally NUKED and develops all sorts of superpowers!
Now he can be seen around corners, avoid accidents in traffic, move a
driver-less truck, make billiard balls roll without a cue, race up 20
flights of stairs in 20 seconds, run as fast as a car. He can even
catch bullets with his teeth!
His powers cause problems too - for example they fail him completely
and he is left weak as a kitten whenever he sees red. Anything red,
from a pretty girl?s bathing suit to a traffic light. And when this
happens, it infuriates his friend and superior on the force, the
tough, hard bitten Sergeant Willy Dunlop (ERNEST BORGNINE). (Watch out
for Borgnine dancing atop a giant, floating bubble-gum balloon!)"