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Exclusive Clip: Michael Rapaport in ‘Special’

Michael Rapaport in Special

It is likely that you’ve read Cole Abaius’ review of Special, starring Michael Rapaport. If not, I would recommend checking it out here. In support of the film’s release, Magnolia Pictures has provided us with an exclusive clip from the film. In this clip Rapaport’s character Les is being pursued by a pair of men from a drug company whose meds have given him the sensation of having super powers. Check out the clip, as well as the full synopsis below.

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Official Synopsis: 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.

Special will be opening in the following cities on the following dates:

11/21/2008
New York, NY: Sunshine Cinema

11/28/2008
West Hollywood, CA: Sunset 5

1/10/2009
Allentown, PA: 19th Street Theatre

2/6/2009
Flint, MI: Flint Institute of Arts

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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