Mystery Men

Mystery Men

Ben Stiller
Director: Kinka Usher Cast: Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
, Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
, William H. Macy
William H. Macy
Kinka Usher

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Overview

Can seven not-so-superheroes save a city of the future? Based on the comic book series created by Bob Burden, Mystery Men is set in the teeming metropolis of Champion City, where noble superhero Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear) keeps the peace and sees that justice is done. When Captain Amazing mysteriously disappears, his archenemy Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush) sees his opportunity to seize power and bend the city to his evil will, with his associate Dr. Annabel Leek (Lena Olin) at his side. However, Casanova will not succeed without a fight, as the The Mystery Men leap into action. The Mystery Men are not your ordinary Men of Steel; in fact, they're barely superheroes at all. Mr. Furious (Ben Stiller) has one gift: throwing tantrums. Blue Raja (Hank Azaria) is a deadly hand with spoons and forks (but not knives). Shoveler (William H. Macy) can dig with superior speed and force. The Bowler (Janeane Garafalo) rolls the ball with superhuman precision. Spleen (Paul Reubens) has a gaseous problem that he's turned into a weapon against evildoers. Invisible Boy (Kel Mitchell) is convinced he can become invisible at will, but he hasn't actually done it yet. And The Sphinx (Wes Studi) does have an unusual power: he can cut metal objects with his mind. Aided by addled gadget master Dr. Heller (Tom Waits), the Mystery Men make their move against Casanova and Annabel, who feel just threatened enough to make things personal by kidnapping Mr. Furious' girlfriend Monica (Claire Forlani). Mystery Men marked the feature directorial debut of Kinka Usher, who previously directed such ads as the Taco Bell talking chihuahua and the Dairy Association's "Got Milk?"

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2012
UPC: 0025192141348
Original Release: 1999
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:02:00
Sales rank: 13,921

Special Features

Deleted Scenes; Spotlight on Location: The Making of Mystery Men; Feature Commentary with Director Kinka Usher; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Stiller Mr. Furious
Hank Azaria Blue Raja
William H. Macy Shoveler
Paul Reubens Spleen
Janeane Garofalo The Bowler
Kel Mitchell Invisible Boy
Wes Studi The Sphinx
Greg Kinnear Captain Amazing
Geoffrey Rush Casanova Frankenstein
Claire Forlani Monica
Tom Waits Dr. Heller
Eddie Izzard Tony Pompadour
Lena Olin Dr. Annabel Leek
Ricky Jay Vic Weems
Louise Lasser Violet
Sung Kang Susie

Technical Credits
Kinka Usher Director
Douglas B. Arnold Sound/Sound Designer
Conrad Buff Editor
Stephen H. Burum Cinematographer
Barry Chusid Art Director
Neil Cuthbert Screenwriter
Robert Engelman Executive Producer
Steven Gilder Co-producer
Lawrence Gordon Producer
Lloyd Levin Producer
Mindy Marin Casting
Kirk M. Petruccelli Production Designer
Karyn Rachtman Musical Direction/Supervision
Mike Richardson Producer
Mario Roberts Stunts
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Warbeck Score Composer
Jeffrey Wetzel Asst. Director
Victor Zolfo Set Decoration/Design

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