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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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We're not your classic heroes, we're the other guys. See more »

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


$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Invisible Boy is the only member of the team who has no comic book counterpart. In fact, he was made up as a joke by a drunken Bob Burden. The filmmakers loved the idea, and added him to the script. See more »


In the Chinese bar after the limousine attack, the Bowler's ball keeps changing position in different shots. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

Dockers Khakis are the official khakis of Champion City. See more »


References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »


That's the Way (I Like It)
Written by Harry Wayne Casey (as Harry W. Casey), Richard Finch
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

An extremely underrated film
21 June 2002 | by (San Ramon, CA) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was hilarious when I first saw it and even bought it. I'm surprised that there is so much controversy over this film, because everyone did great performances, especially Ben Stiller as Mr. Furious. Quotes like "I need a compass to show me which way the wind shines." are just a small fraction of the hilarity in this film.

Grade: A+(One of my favorite comedies of all time)

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