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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:
... Blue Raja
... Bowler
... Shoveler
... Invisible Boy
... Spleen
... Furious
... Sphinx
... Captain Amazing / Lance
... Casanova Frankenstein
... Dr. Anabel Leek
... Tony P
... Big Red
... Tony C (as Prakazrel Michel)
... Monica
... Doc Heller
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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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Universal Pictures presents a new league of heroes that step to a different beat. See more »


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

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6 August 1999 (USA)  »

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Hombres misteriosos  »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,017,865, 8 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,655,590, 3 October 1999
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Trivia

Casanova Frankenstein's castle is heavily influenced by the works of Spaniard architect Antonio Gaudi, down to details such as railings, capitals on columns, and the alcove in which Spleen and Invisible Boy cower. See more »

Goofs

Time of the clock in the background of the room during Casanova's trial. 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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Dockers Khakis are the official khakis of Champion City. See more »

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Referenced in Pushing Daisies: Smell of Success (2007) See more »

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The Roof Is on Fire
Written by Gregory Wigfall (as G. Wigfall), Jerry Bloodrock (as J. Bloodrock), Celite Evans (as C. Evans), Richard Lee Fowler (as R. Fowler), Charles Pettiford (as C. Pettiford)
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Fun send-up of comic superheroes
10 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Though I can't claim to be a comic book fanatic, I have read my share, so I guess I'm part of the audience of this film, and I wasn't disappointed. It does run out of steam near the end, it's almost overflowing with ideas, and it seems like Lena Olin, one of my favorite actresses, was left on the cutting room floor. Also, a little of Hank Azaria's Blue Raja can go a long way. Still, it's easy to forgive all of these faults when you have a film which is this much fun. All the actors seem to be having a blast with their roles, especially William H. Macy as the straight-arrow Shoveler, and Janeane Garofalo as The Bowler. And unlike some, I found the design of the city to make the joke even funnier. I also liked how disco was the music of choice of the bad guys; somehow, it seemed appropriate.


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