The Specials

Overview

A satire of comic-book superheroes in the same vein as the 1999 Mystery Men, The Specials is set in a parallel universe where gangs of superheroes regularly compete against one another for glory or, failing that, flattering action-figure likenesses. The Specials are one of these gangs, and not a very good one at that. Composed of the Weevil Rob Lowe, the group's most popular member, Amok Jamie Kennedy, a potty-mouthed shape-shifter, group leader Strobe Thomas Haden Church, and the constantly growing or shrinking ...
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Overview

A satire of comic-book superheroes in the same vein as the 1999 Mystery Men, The Specials is set in a parallel universe where gangs of superheroes regularly compete against one another for glory or, failing that, flattering action-figure likenesses. The Specials are one of these gangs, and not a very good one at that. Composed of the Weevil Rob Lowe, the group's most popular member, Amok Jamie Kennedy, a potty-mouthed shape-shifter, group leader Strobe Thomas Haden Church, and the constantly growing or shrinking Minute Man James Gunn, the Specials are more concerned with their image than in actually doing anything heroic. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/20/2001
  • UPC: 013023160835
  • Original Release: 2000
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  • Source: Geneon [Pioneer]
  • Aspect Ratio: Priced for Rental Market
  • Presentation: Priced for Rental Market
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rob Lowe The Weevil
Jamie Kennedy Amok
Thomas Haden Church The Strobe
Paget Brewster Ms. Indestructible
Kelly Coffield Power Chick
Judy Greer Deadly Girl
James Gunn Minute Man
James Gunn Minute Man
Sean Gunn Alien Orphan
Jordan Ladd Nightbird
Jim Zulevic Mr. Smart
John Doe Eight
Abdul Salaam El Razaac Eight
Tom Dorfmeister Eight
Greg Erb Eight
Melissa Joan Hart Sunlight Grrrl
Technical Credits
Craig Mazin Director, Co-producer
Mark Altman Producer
Dan Bates Producer
Robert Meyer Burnett Associate Producer
James H. Coburn Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen Garrett Editor
Ellie Gottwald Executive Producer
Mark Gottwald Executive Producer
Sean Gunn Co-producer
James Gunn Co-producer, Screenwriter
Jamie Kennedy Co-producer
Eliot Rockett Cinematographer
Peter Safran Executive Producer
Christine Sheaks Casting
Dorian Vernacchio Production Designer
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