The Specials

Starring: Rob Lowe & Thomas Haden Church Director: Craig Mazin  Rated: R: Restricted
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.77
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Sound - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
    • Bonus Footage: Wedding Video
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. James Gunn - Writer & Actor/Paget Brewster - Actor
      2. Craig Mazin - Director/James Gunn - Actor/Mark Altman - Producer/Mojo - Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Behind-The-Scenes Photos

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Directed by
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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"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)

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 09/22/2000
"...Generates a steady current of humor..."

Product Description:

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....

Plot Keywords:

Action | Adventure | Documentary | Spoof | Superheroes | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: September 22, 2000 (LIMITED)
  • Melissa Joan Hart (of SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH) has a cameo as Sunlight Grrrl.
  • John Doe, actor and singer/bassist for the band X, appears briefly as one of the eight people that make up the hero Eight.

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