Mystery Men script
Mystery Men (1999)
Synopsis: Champion City already has a superhero, the appropriately named Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear), but that doesn't deter the city's seven quirky amateur crime-fighters, who use the Captain's capture at the hands of villain Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush) as motivation to prove themselves. The only problem is that their strange powers -- silverware hurling, bowling, shovel skills, incompetent invisibility and deadly flatulence -- aren't doing them any favors.

INT. THE CAR - A MOMENT LATER

Casanova and Anabel drive off. The massive old hospital is seen

through the rear window behind them, as Casanova calmly looks at his

watch...

CLOSE ON HIS WATCH -

as the second hand just swings toward the twelve. It is exactly twelve

noon...

BACK ON CASANOVA -

CASANOVA:

(almost wistfully)

Boom.

And the hospital EXPLODES in a HUGE FIREBALL that completely consumes

it.

CASANOVA:

Those gas leaks can be murder.

EXT. THE ROAD - DAY

The Ferrari drives past and the CAMERA HOLDS ON a sign that reads

"We1come to Champion City, home of Captain Amazing". The city itself, a

crumbling rust belt metropolis (ala Detroit) can be seen stretched out

along the shore of Lake Champion off in the distance...

INSIDE THE CAR - CONTINUOUS - ON CASANOVA

CASANOVA:

I'm home.

BACK ON THE ROAD - CONTINUOUS

The Ferrari drives under a much larger billboard that looms over the

road, showing a picture of Captain Amazing himself, a square jawed

classic superhero, staring fiercely into the camera. The caption reads

"Crime. Don't even think about it."

EXT. TRAIN YARDS OF CHAMPION CITY - NIGHT

Letters read "Six months later"...

as the CAMERA EXPLORES the desolate muddy terrain of the train yards,

CRUISING past piles of tires and abandoned train cars...

CAMERA PICKS UP a battered van as it drives through the yard, then

pulls up beside an old boxcar. The back of the van is thrown open, a

ramp is thrown down, and THE RED EYES, a gang of vicious small time

thieves (all of whom wear sunglasses with red lenses) start unloading

their night's haul... RED EYE 1 drives a golf cart, with clubs, down

the ramp.

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Bob Burden

Bob Burden (Buffalo, New York, 1952 is an American comic book artist and writer, best known as the creator of Flaming Carrot Comics and the Mystery Men. more…

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