The Specials (2000)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof, Superhero Film  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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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.

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Superhero, super-power, shrinking, competition, parallel-dimensions, shapeshifter