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Mystery Men (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Fantasy  |  6 August 1999 (USA)
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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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Tony C (as Prakazrel Michel)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hombres misteriosos  »

Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£822,925 (UK) (7 January 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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Casanova's long fingernails were Claire Forlani's idea. 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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Written by Lynval Golding, Jerry Dammers (as Jeremy Dammers), Neville Staple (as Neville Staples), Terry Hall (as Terence Hall), John Bradbury, Roddy Byers (as Rod Byers) and Horace Panter (as Stephen Panter)
Performed by Citizen King
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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User Reviews

We quote lines from this gem all the time!
3 February 2002 | by (Virginia Beach, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Mystery Men is one of those movies that gets funnier over time. There is a naive innocence and "niceness" to the characters. It has become part of our family "culture," and we quote the characters often. It is my favorite film of the last two years. My kids are 13 and 11 and we all three love this film. Great acting and comedy. We love Galaxy Quest and Monty Python flicks too. Okay, we're not talking intellectual here, just Family bonding!

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