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
Mike Schwartz ...
U.S. Bill
Ms. Indestructible
Power Chick (as Kelly Coffield)
Alien Orphan
Deadly Girl
Minute Man
Mr. Smart
Johnny Mountain ...
News Anchor


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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Not as good as other superheroes, but definitely better than you. See more »

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Filmed in 18 days. 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 Inside Edition (1988) See more »


Life Is a Rock
Written by Dolph, Difranco, Joey Levine (as Levine)
Performed by Reunion
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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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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