In this good-natured comic fantasy, Robert Townsend (who also directs) plays schoolteacher and sometime jazz musician Jefferson Reed, who gains superpowers after he's hit by a meteor. With his new abilities to fly, see through walls, heal wounds, and translate dog language, Jefferson tackles the gangs that are disrupting his neighborhood. Marla Gibbs, James Earl Jones, Robert Guillaume, and Sinbad co-star. 109 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.