Special is a 2006 film, combining elements from several genres: comedy-drama, psychological thriller, satire, and science fiction. It was written and directed by Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore. The film was released in theatres in the United Kingdom on November 17, 2006 and on DVD in the United Kingdom on March 5, 2007. It was released in theatres in the United States on November 21, 2008.
Comic book fan Les Franken (Michael Rapaport) signs up for an experimental antidepressant. Dr. Dobson (Jack Kehler) instructs him to take one pill per day. Les creates a diary for his experiences but feels no results. His lack of self-assurance keeps him from getting to know Maggie (Alexandra Holden), a quiet girl who works at a grocery store.
|author||Hal Haberman Jeremy Passmore|
|director||Hal Haberman Jeremy Passmore|
|genre||action comedy-drama satire science fiction thriller|
|keywords||alternate version antidepressant begin best friend comic book crime fighter float fly grocery store ian bohen kidnap lock up lose meet morning read stutter supernatural power talk telepathy walk|
|musicBy||Manish Raval Tom Wolfe|
|producer||Edward Parks Frank Mele|
|productionCompany||AFI Catalog of Feature Films|
|theme||psychological thriller satirical science fiction action superhero vigilante|