Cult Film Club: Mystery Men

1999| PG| 120 mins| / /

Screening Dates:
Wed 22 February 8:00pm

Director: Kinka Usher

Starring: Ben Stiller, William H. Macy. Paul Reubens, Janeane Garofalo, Hank Azaria, Kel Mitchell, Claire Forlani, Wes Studi, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Waits, Ricky Jay, Greg Kinnear, Eddie Izzard, Lena Olin

Chosen for you by the Film and Screen Studies department of The University of Northampton, comes the Cult Classic ‘Mystery Men

Before the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DCEU, there was a lesser know team of superheros – the Mystery Men – based on the comic book “Flaming Carrot” by Bob Burden. A team of superhero’s with unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless powers, are force to step up and try and save the day when most famous hero in the world goes missing.

The team includes:

Ben Stiller as Mr. Furious, a superhero whose power is his rage.
Hank Azaria as Blue Raja, a superhero who uses cutlery, but never knives, with great accuracy.
William H. Macy as The Shoveler, a quarry worker-turned-superhero who wields a shovel as a weapon.
Janeane Garofalo as The Bowler, a superhero whose crystal bowling ball contains the skull of her dead father, Carmine the Bowler, who died fighting the Disco Boys.
Kel Mitchell as Invisible Boy, a superhero who can only become invisible if nobody is looking.
Paul Reubens as Spleen, a superhero whose flatulence makes others faint.