Crumb (1994)

R  |   |  Documentary, Biography, Comedy  |  28 April 1995 (USA)
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An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Crumb ...
Aline Kominsky ...
Herself (as Aline Crumb)
Charles Crumb ...
Maxon Crumb ...
Robert Hughes ...
Martin Muller ...
Don Donahue ...
Dana Morgan ...
Herself (as Dana Crumb)
Trina Robbins ...
Spain Rodriguez ...
Bill Griffith ...
Deirdre English ...
Peggy Orenstein ...
Beatrice Crumb ...
Kathy Goodell ...


This movie chronicles the life and times of R. Crumb. Robert Crumb is the cartoonist/artist who drew Keep On Truckin', Fritz the Cat, and played a major pioneering role in the genesis of underground comix. Through interviews with his mother, two brothers, wife, and ex-girlfriends, as well as selections from his vast quantity of graphic art, we are treated to a darkly comic ride through one man's subconscious mind. As stream-of-consciousness images incessantly flow forth from the tip of his pen, biting social satire is revealed, often along with a disturbing and haunting vision of Crumb's own betes noires and inadequacies. As his acid-trip induced images flicker across our own retinas, we gain a little insight into this complex and highly creative individual. Written by Tad Dibbern <>

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Weird sex · Obsession · Comic books

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Rated R for graphic sex-related cartoons, and for language | See all certifications »

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28 April 1995 (USA)  »

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$3,174,695 (USA)

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During his years-long, money-starved struggle to make this documentary, director Terry Zwigoff was laid up in bed with crippling back pain and was suicidally depressed. See more »


"San Francisco" is misspelled in the closing titles. The caption reads: "Max Crumb still lives in San Francicsco". See more »


Charles Crumb: How perfectly goddamned delightful it all is, to be sure.
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Referenced in Roseanne: Hit the Road Jack (1997) See more »


Frog-I-More Rag
Composed by Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton
Performed by David Boeddinghaus
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SOMEBODY gave me an enema.....

'Crumb' is a fascinating, unsettling, but equally hilarious look at Robert Crumb. Even people who have no artistic talent or interest in the arts would be impressed with this movie. Watching how this man endured a brutal childhood and how he tried to escape it all. His candid remarks are a riot. The interview with Dian Hanson was hilarious, [does anybody have a copy of that issue]. The segments with his brothers were funny but sad at the same time. There were only two items I wish they would have included, I would have liked to seen him talk about his tax problems, and second, I wish he would have played a number with band he is in.

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