Director: Kinka Usher Run Time: 121 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG13 Release Year: 1999
Starring: Artie Lange, Claire Forlani, Eddie Izzard, Geoffrey Rush, Greg Kinnear, Hank Azaria, Kel Mitchell, Paul Reubens, Tom Waits, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, William H. Macy
Seven lame superheroes try to save the day in MYSTERY MEN!
I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth. – Janeane Garafolo
When Champion City’s legendary superhero, Captain Amazing, falls into the hands of the evil madman Casanova Frankenstein and his disco-dancing henchmen, an aspiring group of misfit superheroes called the “Mystery Men” show what they can do. Based on the Dark Horse comic, Mystery Men includes: Mr. Furious, whose power comes from his boundless rage; The Shoveler, a father who shovels “better than anyone”; The Blue Raja, a fork-flinging mama’s boy; The Bowler, who fights crime with the help of her father’s skull; The Spleen, whose power is pure flatulence; Invisible Boy, who’s only invisible when no one’s watching and The Sphinx, a cliche-spewing philosopher.
Part of Nitehawk’s summer program COMEDIANS IN FILM (Women in Comedy).