Mystery Men is a 1999 American superhero comedy film directed by Kinka Usher and written by Neil Cuthbert and Bob Burden, loosely based on Burden's Flaming Carrot Comics, and starring Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, William H. Macy, Greg Kinnear, Janeane Garofalo, Paul Reubens, Kel Mitchell, Wes Studi, Geoffrey Rush, Lena Olin, Eddie Izzard, Claire Forlani, and Tom Waits. The film details the story of a team of lesser superheroes with unimpressive powers who are required to save the day.


In Champion City, would-be superhero team of Mr. Furious, the Shoveler and the Blue Raja attempt to make a name for themselves, but their suspect skills make them ineffective and they are always upstaged by the city's powerful and arrogant superhero, Captain Amazing. However, Amazing’s crime fighting prowess has practically made his job obsolete. Without any worthy adversaries (most are either dead, in exile, or in jail), his corporate sponsors are beginning to pull out.