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Mystery Men (1999)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 6 August 1999 (USA)
A group of inept amateur superheroes must try to save the day when a supervillian threatens to destroy a major superhero and the city.

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In order to generate more endorsement revenue, Champion City's resident superhero Captain Amazing arranges for the release of supervillain Casanova Frankenstein, only to be captured by him. The city's fate rests in the hands of seven loser superhero wannabes: the spoon-flinging Blue Rajah, the shovel-wielding Shoveler, the possessed bowling ball-hurling Bowler, the flatulent Spleen, the only-when-nobody's-looking Invisible Boy, the mysterious Sphinx, and the perpetually-angry Mr. Furious. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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We're not your classic heroes, we're the other guys. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for comic action violence and crude humor | See all certifications »

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6 August 1999 (USA)  »

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Hombres misteriosos  »

Box Office

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,017,865 (USA) (6 August 1999)

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$29,655,590 (USA) (1 October 1999)
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Trivia

According to the DVD commentary, the scene where The Spleen accidentally ignites a blast of flatulence standing by a barrel with a fire in it was a happy accident. Apparently, a crew member had tossed a plastic lighter in the barrel. It happened to explode (a small explosion, but an explosion none the less) while filming Paul Reubens. The reactions that followed were created after the fact, capitalizing on the moment caught on film. See more »

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During the recruiting scene, the order in which the superheroes are standing in line changes from shot to shot. For example, after The Waffler auditions and walks away, he is seen still waiting in line behind Pencil Head & Ballerina Man. When the two Wonder Women begin fighting, he is no longer present. See more »

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[first lines]
Dr. Heller: [offering an old lady candy at the Senior dance] Would you like something sweet?
Old Lady: [impressed] Oh!
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Dockers Khakis are the official khakis of Champion City. See more »

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References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

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Back in 1999
Written and Performed by John Oszajca
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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Fun send-up of comic superheroes
10 August 1999 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

Though I can't claim to be a comic book fanatic, I have read my share, so I guess I'm part of the audience of this film, and I wasn't disappointed. It does run out of steam near the end, it's almost overflowing with ideas, and it seems like Lena Olin, one of my favorite actresses, was left on the cutting room floor. Also, a little of Hank Azaria's Blue Raja can go a long way. Still, it's easy to forgive all of these faults when you have a film which is this much fun. All the actors seem to be having a blast with their roles, especially William H. Macy as the straight-arrow Shoveler, and Janeane Garofalo as The Bowler. And unlike some, I found the design of the city to make the joke even funnier. I also liked how disco was the music of choice of the bad guys; somehow, it seemed appropriate.


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