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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)  »

Also Known As:

Hombres misteriosos  »

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Box Office

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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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The Mystery Men were the supporting cast of an underground superhero comic book called the Flaming Carrot. Mr. Furious and the Shoveler were the only ones from the comic to make it into the movie. Captain Amazing was created as a replacement for the Flaming Carrot, who was felt to be too bizarre to bring to the silver screen. See more »

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As Mr. Furious rants at the departing policemen after the initial fight, his arm is alternately holding the bag out/holding it by his side between shots. See more »

Quotes

[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 Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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No More Heroes
Written by Jet Black, Jean-Jacques Burnel (as Jean Burnel), Hugh Cornwell, Dave Greenfield (as David Greenfield)
Performed by Violent Femmes
Courtesy of Beyond Music
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An extremely underrated film
21 June 2002 | by 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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