Mystery Men

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Mystery Men ★★½ 1999 (PG-13)

A cast of quirky comedy all-stars, including Garafalo, Stiller and Macy, help deflate the superhero genre by playing a team of bush league crimefighters. The superhero washouts use their dubious powers to save Champion City from party monster villain Casanova Frankenstein (Rush), who has kidnapped real superhero Captain Amazing (Kinnear). Great concept and dialogue are stretched a bit thin over the long running time. Based on the Dark Horse comic book. 120m/C VHS, DVD, HD DVD . Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, William H. Macy, Paul (Pee-wee Herman) Reubens, Claire Forlani, Wes Studi, Janeane Garofalo, Kel Mitchell, Geoffrey Rush, Lena Olin, Greg Kinnear, Tom Waits, Eddie Izzard, Ricky Jay, Louise Lasser, Stacey Travis, Artie Lange, Jenifer Lewis, Pras, Dane Cook; D: Kinka Usher; W: Neil Cuthbert; C: Stephen Burum; M: Stephen Warbeck.