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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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We're not your classic heroes, we're the other guys. 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 »

Goofs

In one extreme close-up of The Spleen's face during the "Blame Thrower" scene, pearly white teeth are visible behind the fake mouthpiece. 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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References Super Friends (1973) See more »

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Leonard's Lounge
Written by J. Ralph (as Joshua "Spy" Ralph)
Performed by J. Ralph (as Spy)
Courtesy of Lava/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A Hoot!
21 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Forget depth of meaning, leave your logic at the door, and have a great time with this maniacally funny, totally absurdist, ultra-campy live-action "cartoon". MYSTERY MEN is a send-up of every superhero flick you've ever seen, but its unlikely super-wannabes are so interesting, varied, and well-cast that they are memorable characters in their own right. Dark humor, downright silliness, bona fide action, and even a touching moment or two, combine to make this comic fantasy about lovable losers a true winner. The comedic talents of the actors playing the Mystery Men -- including one Mystery Woman -- are a perfect foil for Wes Studi as what can only be described as a bargain-basement Yoda, and Geoffrey Rush as one of the most off-the-wall (and bizarrely charming) villains ever to walk off the pages of a Dark Horse comic book and onto the big screen. Get ready to laugh, cheer, and say "huh?" more than once.... enjoy!


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