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An unremarkable parking-enforcement officer living a low-key existence of solitary lunches in the park, lonely dinners at home, and superhero comics that at least afford him the quiet release of fantasy enrolls into a clinical trial for antidepressant pills, only to find that it has some decidedly unexpected side effects, in directors Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore's quirky comic-book superhero comedy. Les Franken (Michael Rappaport) leads an unassuming life that rarely deviates from a strict regiment of working, eating, sleeping, and comic book reading. His only two friends are a pair of stoners who own a local comic shop, so Les determines to shake things up a bit by volunteering as a test subject for an experimental drug designed to curb depression. When the drug appears to give Les special powers, the doctor in charge of the clinical controlled test insists that Les is simply experiencing an unanticipated psychological reaction to the medication. But Les is convinced that his powers are genuine, and as he ditches his work uniform in favor of more superhero-appropriate threads, he is about to find out once and for all whether he truly is able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, or his depression, combined with the strange side-effects of the drug, has somehow propelled his superhero fantasies to the forefront of his damaged psyche. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:November 21, 2008


Jeremy Passmore
Hal Haberman
Ed Parks
Frank Mele
Hal Haberman
Jeremy Passmore
Nelson Cragg
Manish Raval
Composer (Music Score)
Nathan Amondson
Production Designer
Zach Bangma
Art Director
Andre Fabrizio
Louis W. Hagney
Associate Producer
BP Cooper
Associate Producer
Annie Bloom
Costume Designer
Dawn Weisberg
Costume Designer
Dawn Wiesberg
Costume Designer
Eyde Belasco
Katie Mustard
Production Manager
Raoul Bolognini
Visual Effects Producer
Travis Whited
Properties Master
Craig Anderson
Post Production Supervisor
Joe Dzuban
Re-Recording Mixer