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 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.
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