"Are you Minute Man'"--Girl in a car "Minute Man. [Pronounces "my-noot"] Do I look like a soldier from the Revolutionary War' No. I turn small. Think!"
- Minute Man (James Gunn)
"Superheroes don't get Oscars; we get action figures."
- The Strobe (Thomas Haden Church)
"There are no useless Specials…except Mr. Smart. He's a wash-out."
- The Weevil (Rob Lowe) to Nightbird (Jordan Ladd)
New York Times - 09/22/2000
"...Generates a steady current of humor..."
Director Craig Mazin's self-mocking debut film follows the members of the Specials, "America's seventh best superhero team," documenting the drama of their pathetic daily lives. Possessing more flaws than superhuman powers, the egomanical Strobe (Thomas Haden Church) and his misfit group--including the Weevil (Rob Lowe), Amok (Jamie Kennedy), Ms. Indestructible (Paget Brewster), Deadly Girl (Judy Greer), Minute Man (James Gunn), and new recruit Nightbird (Jordan Ladd)--must contend with their sub-par status as they fight amongst themselves. However, hope for some sort of dignity arrives when a toy manufacturer agrees to produce action figures of the team. Will the toy company save the Specials' Will the figures even look like the heroes' Tune into THE SPECIALS to find out....