Les (Rapaport) is a gentle parking cop who, while not specifically depressed, is numbed by an implacable sense that his extraordinariness is being nibbled away, piece by piece. He enters a study for an experimental drug designed to suppress feelings of self-doubt. When will I start feeling different? he asks the clinician with heartbreaking hopeful innocence in the movie's first scene. But, after some time on the drug, Les begins to experience superpowers he doesn't really have, which worries his doctor as much as it does his two comic-book-store-owning friends, and really gets troublesome when he engages in a series of assaults on telepathically-revealed criminals.