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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

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Nightbird
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The Weevil
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Amok
Mike Schwartz ...
U.S. Bill
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Ms. Indestructible
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Power Chick (as Kelly Coffield)
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Alien Orphan
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Deadly Girl
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Minute Man
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Mr. Smart
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Storyline

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 <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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18 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elbaltázott szuperhősök  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

References Starsky and Hutch (1975) See more »

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20th and Mission (La 20eme Et Mission)
Written by Marcus Shelby
Performed by Marcus Shelby Trio
Courtesy of Noir Records
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for people who aren't fooled by special effects
17 May 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

this is a wonderful movie, but if you're looking for flashy effects and big action scenes, rent a terminator movie. This is a movie for people who want to see interesting characters and personal interactions. It's full of great one-liners, and the movie masters the art of the pause. It made me interested in the characters themselves and i wish it had developed their history more, but there is only so much you can do in one movie. However the webpage has additional information on each hero in the group. I both hope and fear a possible sequel. I want more specials, but i don't want caddyshack 2.


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