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Les Franken leads a painfully unremarkable life as a metermaid until he enrolls in a drug study for an experimental anti-depressant. An unexpected side effect of the drug convinces Les he is developing special powers and must quit his job to answer his new calling in life - Superhero.
Actors: Ian McConnel ,
Ian McConnel
Ian McConnel 28 October 1972, Flint, Michigan, USA
Karyn Bryant ,
Karyn Bryant
Karyn Bryant 23 December 1968, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Brian Brotherston ,
Brian Brotherston
Brian Brotherston
Challen Cates ,
Challen Cates
Challen Cates
Paul Blackthorne ,
Paul Blackthorne
Paul Blackthorne 5 March 1969, Wellington, Shropshire, England, UK
Howard Ferguson ,
Howard Ferguson
Howard Ferguson
Matthew Rugetti ,
Matthew Rugetti
Matthew Rugetti
Matthew Troyer ,
Matthew Troyer
Matthew Troyer 30 April 1973, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
John Kepley ,
John Kepley
John Kepley
Marc Schaffer ,
Marc Schaffer
Marc Schaffer 9 August 1967, Delano, California, USA
Natalie Richter ,
Natalie Richter
Natalie Richter
...»
Genre: Comedy Sci-Fi Drama
Director: Jeremy Passmore ,
Jeremy Passmore
Jeremy Passmore
Hal Haberman
Hal Haberman
Hal Haberman
Country: United States
Release: 2006
IMDb: 6.9
Quality:
Duration: 81 min
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Take[s] a page from the cartoonist Bill Watterson, who noted of the tiger protagonist in his great Calvin & Hobbes, 'The nature of [the character's] reality doesn't interest me, and each story goes out of its way to avoid resolving the issue.'
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November 21, 2008

Rappaport does a yeoman's job in this tonally confused oddity.
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March 31, 2009

Special offers a unique spin on the superhero template but rarely soars beyond its sly premise.
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November 21, 2008

The sight of him, bloodied but eternally unbowed, in his ridiculous, homemade superhero costume may indeed be totally iconic for true pulp believers.
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February 11, 2009

The quiet-yet-hip tone of the film reminded me a lot of Roger Dodger, another indie film that let's its script and acting do the talking.
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November 24, 2008

The premise is intriguing, and the film is occasionally amusing, but it feels stuck between a completely satirical farce and an aching drama.
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November 21, 2008

Ultimately it adds little to our understanding of the curious return of the superhero as our paradigmatic pop archetype.
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November 26, 2008

Special works as an honest portrait of little people with big dreams even if it remains itself a little movie without a big impact.
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November 21, 2008

It may not be perfect, but this under-the-radar indie from Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore is smart enough to leave you glad you found it.
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January 27, 2009

Eccentric, depressing thriller won't grab teens' attention.
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November 21, 2008

Shot for pennies -- a cash limitation that benefits the production's creativity and credibility -- this haunting film keeps shifting the ground under our feet
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