Mystery Men

Trivia: The Mystery Men were originally a supporting crew for an underground superhero called The Flaming Carrot. The only original members of the Mystery Men to come from the comic book are the Shoveler, and Mr. Furious.

Trivia: Listen to what the Blue Raja says when Captain Amazing has finished beating up the Red Eyes, he says something like: "With the punching and the hurting", this is a reference to the Simpsons, Professor Frink (voiced by the person who plays the Blue Raja) talks just like that.

Trivia: At the end when the reporter asks for the name of the group, Kel Mitchell says the Super Dudes. This was one of the skits he used to make many appearances in on a show called All That on Nickelodeon.

Jackie Menechino

Trivia: Captain Amazing's publicist Vic mentions that he's "a publicist, not a magician." Which is pretty ironic since he's played by Ricky Jay, who was in fact a renowned magician.


Trivia: Danny DeVito was originally attached to direct the film and co-star as "The Shoveler," but left due to creative differences. Co-star Ben Stiller was also approached to direct, but he decided against it due to the size of the production. Finally, commercial director Kinka Usher signed on. It wound up being the only feature film he ever directed.


Trivia: Ever since the film came out, there has been a conspiracy theory that it was secretly directed by Tim Burton, and that director Kinka Usher was a pseudonym he used. Alleged "evidence" includes the fact it was the only film Usher ever directed. In truth, Usher is a very real person (in fact, he's a famous TV commercial director) and did indeed direct the film... he simply decided to go back to commercials after the movie came out as he didn't enjoy the experience making a feature film.


Continuity mistake: During his interview, the waffle iron held in the Waffler's right hand switched positions. At first it was being held by one side of the iron, then he was holding it by the handle, then it went back to being held by one side of the iron. His other hand had an oven mitt on it so there wasn't any way that he could have just simply switched hands.

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The Shoveller: God's given me a gift. I shovel well. I shovel very well.

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Question: Just interested, but when the Mystery Men are rescuing Captain Amazing, how did Amazing know the sequence for the release mechanism and where it was if he was unconscious when he was put there?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: In a previous scene with Casanova, Capt. Amazing and he have done this (capture & escape) a lot! So much so that Capt. Amazing would have been in that situation before enough times to already know the sequence code from previous times being captured (and escaping).

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