Congratualtions are due to to Alan Arkin for getting the nod for Best Supporting Actor from the Academy for "Little Miss Sunshine".
I haven't seen it myself, but it has dislodged a memory of "The Return of Captain Invincible", yet another movie that caught me unawares on late night TV years ago, that I've never managed to see again.
As I recall the plot Captain Invincible (Arkin) is a superhero who hits Skid Row after his contribution to World War II is twisted by the McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee who label him a "premature anti Fascist) ......
The Return of Captain Invincible  (REGION 1) (NTSC) is available from Amazon, unlike Michael Rimmer, so I've added it to my wish list. Here's my new theme song: