Directed By: Craig Mazin Starring: Rob Lowe Thomas Haden Church

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The specials features a hilariuous look at the lesser seen side of superheros. When they aren't saving the world, they do battle with financial squabbles, love affairs, backstabbing, public relations, and the pursuit of the ultimate honor--an action figure line!


Studio Anchor Bay
SKU 40241721
UPC 013131279399
UPC 14 00013131279399
Format DVD
Release Date 2/22/2005
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 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....
Memorable Quotes
Quote "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)
Quote "Superheroes don't get Oscars; we get action figures."--The Strobe (Thomas Haden Church)
Quote "There are no useless Specials?except Mr. Smart. He's a wash-out."--The Weevil (Rob Lowe) to Nightbird (Jordan Ladd)
New York Times "...Generates a steady current of humor..." 09/22/2000 p.E22
Craig Mazin
Rob Lowe
Thomas Haden Church
Cast & Crew
Judy Greer - Star
Rob Lowe - Star
John Doe - Star
James Gunn - Star
Paget Brewster - Star
Sean Gunn - Star
Jamie Kennedy - Star
Mike Schwartz - Star
Thomas Haden Church - Star
Jordan Ladd - Star
Kelly Coffield - Star
Mark A. Altman - Producer
James Gunn - Screenwriter
Craig Mazin - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2000
Catalog ID 12793
UPC 00013131279399
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 82 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Product Attributes
Actor Brewster,Paget
Label Video Treasures
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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