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In a crowded and competitive market, wannabe superheroes (Rob Lowe, Jamie Kennedy, Thomas Haden Church) pride themselves on being the seventh-best unit in the world.

Cast & Crew

Rob Lowe
The Weevil, Tony
Thomas Haden Church
The Strobe, Ted Tilderbrook
Paget Brewster
Ms Indestructible, Emily Tilderbrook
Kelly Coffield
Power Chick, Nancy
Judy Greer
Deadly Girl
James Gunn
Minute Man, Tim Tilderbrook
Sean Gunn
Alien Orphan, Doug
Jordan Ladd
Nightbird, Shelly
Mike Schwartz
U.S. Bill
Dan Bates
Producer
Ellie Cornell
Executive Producer
Mark Gottwald
Executive Producer
James Gunn
Co-Producer
Sean Gunn
Co-Producer
Jamie Kennedy
Co-Producer
Craig Mazin
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (8)

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  • Aug 30, 2011
    funny for a while but the satire runs its course quickly. you remember this after you finish it sadly
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jun 12, 2010
    A good parody of superhero groups and how they would exist in real life.  James Gunn obviously has quite a lot of knowledge on the superhero genre, and a good sense of humour to boot.  Watch on a double bill with the excellent Special for a fantastic superhero-parodyathon.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 23, 2009
    It's the X-men meets The Real World. Written by James Gunn, who co-wrote Tromeo and Juliet with Lloyd Kaufman and wrote and directed Slither, this movie is kicks the living shit out of Mystery Men.
    Shane D Super Reviewer
  • Aug 30, 2008
    A day in the life of a band of rubbish superheroes. While I'll admit this probably had a budget of about 74 dollars, it's still pretty woeful and unfunny, and a bit boring, and quite predictable and pointless too. The star is for Deadly Girl who has the only decent line: "What's the difference between a child and a skeleton? The child doesn't try and eat the soft parts of your face while you're asleep". Otherwise, stick with Mystery Men for your lame superheroes movie fix.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer

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