Special (2008)

Special
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 22mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Keywords dramedy, drugs, medical, psychological, superhero
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Josh Peck Actor Joey 1 1000001
Michael Rapaport Actor Les Franken 1 1000002
Alexandra Holden Actor Maggie 1 1000003
Paul Blackthorne Actor Jonas Exiler 1 1000004
Jack Kehler Actor Dr. Dobson 1 1000005
Robert Baker Actor Everett 1 1000006
Ian Bohen Actor Ted Exiler 1 1000007
Christopher Darga Actor Steve 1 1000008
Jeremy Passmore Director n/a 2 2000001
Hal Haberman Director n/a 2 2000002
Frank Mele Producer n/a 3 3000001
Edward Parks Producer n/a 3 3000002
Andre Fabrizio Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
BP Cooper Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Louis Hagney Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Craig Anderson Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Jeremy Passmore Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Hal Haberman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Katie Mustard Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Nelson Cragg Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Michael Saenz Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tom Wolfe Music Editor n/a 214 8000001
Manish Raval Music Editor n/a 214 8000002
Tom Wolfe Original Music n/a 120838 8000003
Manish Raval Original Music n/a 120838 8000004
Nathan Amondson Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Zack Bangma Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Eyde Belasco Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Annie Bloom Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Dawn Weisberg Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
Autumn Butler Hair Hair & Makeup Artist 120794 13000003
Adam King Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000001
Peter Lagos Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000002
Michael Leone Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Synopsis
Les Franken is a kind-hearted and soft-spoken man who loves reading comic books. He's the type of guy who most people walk by on the street without even noticing; in essence, he's completely average and virtually invisible. However, everything changes for Les the day he is accepted into an experimental drug study for a new and exciting anti-depressant, Specioprin Hydrochloride. As Les begins to take the drugs an unexpected side effect occurs--he begins to develop special powers: the ability to levitate, to read peoples' minds, and even walk through walls. Faced with the dilemma of how best to utilize his new "powers," the answer seems obvious to Les. He puts together a homemade superhero suit and hits the streets to fight crime and protect the world from the forces of evil. Surveillance video soon exposes Les and his actions to the public via television news and therefore brings him to the attention of the businessmen developing the drug. Worried about the bad publicity Les is bringing to their new anti-depressant, they attempt to put an end to his superhero antics before too much damage is done. However, in typical comic book fashion, Les sees the men from the drug company as his evil arch nemeses--"The Suits"--men who want him to join them in their evil plan to use 'Special' to create an army of unstoppable assassins. Les refuses to play ball.