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Special (2008) - Movie Details

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Action Comedy Drama Sci-Fi
80 min.
Release Date
November 21, 2008 (LA/NY)
Running Time
80 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for language, some violence and brief drug use

Les Franken (Michael Rapaport) 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... Full synopsis »

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In an age where superhero movies rule the box office, it's refreshing to see a different kind of superhero movie: one starring underrated actor Michael Rapaport. In the movie Special, directed and written by Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore, Rapaport plays a man who, after being prescribed some pills, is given the gift of telepathy and flight. Well, at least he thinks he has those gifts. In reality, he's having a severe psychotic reaction to his medication, but that doesn't stop him from performing heroic deeds - or at least what he thinks are heroic deeds. Full movie review »

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