The Specials (2000)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Fantasy  |  18 September 2000 (USA)
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The sixth or seventh best superhero team in the world pursue their rightful place in the harshly competitive world of toy tie-ins and fighting evil.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Weevil
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U.S. Bill
Ms. Indestructible
Power Chick (as Kelly Coffield)
Alien Orphan
Deadly Girl
Minute Man
Mr. Smart
Johnny Mountain ...
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America's 7th Best Superhero Team, the Specials, are a group of geeks and oddballs. We get to see one day in their lives as fan and new member Nightbird joins the group, just in time for the group to get a new line of action figures. But the members' extreme personalities and personal issues threaten to rip the group apart. Written by <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elbaltázott szuperhősök  »

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Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,131 (USA) (22 September 2000)


$12,996 (USA) (29 September 2000)

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Did You Know?


Judy Greer was considered for both Deadly Girl and Power Chick. The director felt her talents were needed for the more difficult role of Deadly Girl. See more »


[first lines]
Nightbird: I've been a humongous fan of the Specials since I was knee-high to... something for sure. All my friends would make fun of me because the Specials were not a "cool" group like the Amazing Trio or the Crusaders. But, you know, screw that. I also liked Winger better than Bon Jovi. I still do. I don't care what the critics say.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits we see an "In Memory: 1970-1993" reference and picture of Mr. Stretch, an original member of the Specials that we are told died of mouth cancer in one of interview segments. See more »


References Starsky and Hutch (1975) See more »


Warning (Soul Hooligan 7)
Written by Matt Cantor, Navigator (as Raymond Crawford) and Aston Harvey
Performed by Freestylers (as The Freestylers)
Courtesy of Freskanova Records/Mammoth Records
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28 September 2000 | by (Culver City, CA) – See all my reviews

It's a funny superhero movie with a dance number and no displays of superpowers. Either that concept appeals to you, and you'll love this movie, or it turns you off, and you'll hate it. I've always been curious what a superteam does on a slow day, now I know.

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