Worth Watching - Oct 18: Trailer for Michael Rapaport's Special

October 18, 2008
Source: IGN

Special Trailer

There's always indie gems out there that no one ever knows about - Special is one of them. This indie film couldn't be better suited for film festivals and I'm quite sad that I missed seeing it at one of them. It actually premiered two years ago at Sundance but isn't hitting theaters until this year, which just goes to show you how slow the distribution process is for indies at the moment. Character actor Michael Rapaport (who you may know from Deep Blue Sea, The 6th Day, "My Name Is Earl", or "Prison Break") stars as a lonely guy who thinks he's a superhero because his medicine gives him superhuman hallucinations. "A very select group of people in life are truly gifted. Special is a movie about everyone else."

Not only does this already look great, but remarkably it currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Our favorite critic Scott Weinberg called it a "strange, sad, and oddly amusing little movie" with Rapaport giving "one of the strongest performances of his career." Based on that feedback alone and this amusing trailer, I'm definitely interested in catching this at some point this fall. How about you?

Watch the trailer for Special:

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For more info, head to the official website for the film:

Special is co-written and co-directed by first-time filmmakers Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore. The film first premiered way back at Sundance in 2006. Magnet Releasing eventually picked up the film and is distributing it as part of their Six Shooter Film Series that also includes the incredible vampire film Let the Right One In. Special finally hits limited theaters starting on November 21st this year.

Special Poster

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He's probably best known for his role in True Romance, as Dick Ritchie. And damn, I just found out this film came out in 2006, and is already being sold for just 5 pounds on The US is seriously slacking, first Taken then Tropa de Elite now this one.

Angelo on Oct 18, 2008


I didn't read the last section of your post. You already stated in came out in 2006. My bad.

Angelo on Oct 18, 2008


What about Copland?

Davor on Oct 18, 2008


this looks hilarious....."Jesus Mary Joseph!" hahaha love this concept....cant wait to check this out

Chad on Oct 18, 2008


made me want to see it

Red Buttons on Oct 18, 2008


It looks good, because Michael doesn't have to act like the dumbest man on the planet...

L on Oct 18, 2008


I love him in PRison break..i'm curious about this too XD

samy on Oct 18, 2008


Its great seeing Rapaprot, and Josh Peck! Worth seeing... totally!

Xerxex on Oct 18, 2008


THE WAR AT HOME PEOPLE, THAT WAS HIS BIG ROLE THAT HE WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR That show everyone watched while waiting for Family Guy to come on

Kail on Oct 18, 2008


LOL.. Well done.

werdnafaz on Oct 19, 2008


It looks real good Can anyone tell me the name of the song in this trailer?

TumM on Oct 20, 2008


I KNEW superheroes didn't exist! It's all just been a bunch of crazy guys tripping off their meds. Tony Stark's battle with Iron Monger was probably just a a mild overdose where he ended up kicking around a huge dumpster. Joker... just a nightmarish figment of Bruce Wayne's imagination. Now I see TDK in a totally new light! I'll have some of what Bruce Banner is taking. 🙂

kevjohn on Oct 20, 2008


This movie will on on HDnet on 11/19 at 8:00 PM ET as a one day only sneak preview. Set your DVR's.

Jim on Oct 20, 2008


man this shit looks funny and #9 i use to do that to

raider98 on Oct 25, 2008


The song in the trailer is Calico Horse - Die Steven! Die. You can find it on the official website for the movie.

Ryan on Nov 7, 2008


I have comcast and they are offering this movie on demand for a limited time as a pre theatrical release. I just watched it and its UNBELEIVABLE. One of the best movies I've seen in a long time. The character development is unreal and I love the indie feel that its got. Its really a shame this movie isnt being released like any other mobie... limited release is an injustice to Micheal Rapaport's role.

Justin on Nov 8, 2008

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