Plot & Details
A satire of comic-book superheroes in the same vein as the 1999 Mystery Men, The Specials is set in a parallel universe where gangs of superheroes regularly compete against one another for glory or, failing that, flattering action-figure likenesses. The Specials are one of these gangs, and not a very good one at that. Composed of the Weevil (Rob Lowe), the group's most popular member, Amok (Jamie Kennedy), a potty-mouthed shape-shifter, group leader Strobe (Thomas Haden Church), and the constantly growing or shrinking Minute Man (James Gunn), the Specials are more concerned with their image than in actually doing anything heroic.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Action,Comedy,Horror
- Run Time: 82min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 09/22/2000
- DVD Release Date: 03/20/2001
- Distributor(s): Regent Ent.
- Director(s): Craig Mazin
- Starring: Rob Lowe , Jamie Kennedy , Thomas Haden Church , Paget Brewster , Kelly Coffield Park
- Themes: Unlikely Heroes
- Tone: Goofy,Humorous,Light,Madcap,Silly,Whimsical
- Keywords: Superhero, competition, parallel-dimensions, shapeshifter, shrinking, super-power
- Language: English