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Release Date:
28 April 1995 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Weird sex · Obsession · Comic books
Plot:
An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
15 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An unusual tribute to the artistic mind See more (92 total) »

Cast

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Robert Crumb ... Himself
Aline Kominsky ... Herself (as Aline Crumb)
Charles Crumb ... Himself
Maxon Crumb ... Himself
Robert Hughes ... Himself
Martin Muller ... Himself
Don Donahue ... Himself
Dana Morgan ... Herself (as Dana Crumb)
Trina Robbins ... Herself
Spain Rodriguez ... Himself
Bill Griffith ... Himself
Deirdre English ... Herself
Peggy Orenstein ... Herself
Beatrice Crumb ... Herself
Kathy Goodell ... Herself
Dian Hanson ... Herself
Sophie Crumb ... Herself
Jesse Crumb ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Frantz ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Terry Zwigoff 
 
Produced by
Albert Berger .... executive producer
Lianne Halfon .... executive producer
Neal Halfon .... co-producer
Lynn O'Donnell .... producer
Lawrence Wilkinson .... executive producer
Terry Zwigoff .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Boeddinghaus 
 
Cinematography by
Maryse Alberti 
 
Film Editing by
Victor Livingston 
 
Sound Department
David Franklin Bergad .... sound editor
Scott Breindel .... sound
Sara Chin .... assistant sound recordist
Chris Choy .... assistant sound recordist
Curtis Choy .... location sound recordist
Francesca Dodd .... dialogue editor
Doug Dunderdale .... assistant sound recordist
Michael Emery .... assistant sound recordist
Marjorie L. Hagar .... sound synchronisation
John Haptas .... assistant sound recordist
Scott Levitin .... dialogue editor
Steve Longstreth .... assistant sound recordist
Kyrsten Mate .... sound effects editor (as Kyrsten Mate Comoglio)
Wendy McLaughlin .... sound synchronisation
Walter Murch .... sound re-recording mixer
E. Jeane Putnam .... dialogue editor
Patti Tauscher .... sound synchronisation
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Arcidiacono .... assistant camera
Debbie Brubaker .... assistant camera
Michael Chin .... camera operator
Ray Day .... camera operator
Tina Di Feliciantonio .... assistant camera
Doug Dunderdale .... assistant camera
Jon Else .... camera operator
Ashley James .... camera operator
Kyle Kibbe .... camera operator
Hilary Morgan .... assistant camera
Nancy Morita .... camera operator
Steven Okazaki .... assistant camera
Tomas Tucker .... camera operator
Poly Veitzer .... assistant camera
David Weissman .... assistant camera
Mustapha Barat .... camera operator: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Helen Dersjant .... assistant editor
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter
Gene Zippo .... color timer
 
Music Department
David Boeddinghaus .... music arranger
James P. Johnson .... composer: song "Harlem Strut"
 
Other crew
Melissa Axelrod .... transcriptions
Eva Eilenberg .... intern
Jim Kallet .... edge-coding
John McCormick .... supply boy
Sean O'Brien .... production accountant
John Pierson .... producer's representative
Andrew Reichsman .... location manager (as Andy Reichsman)
Kippy Robinson .... production assistant
Jane Schneider .... intern
J. Michael Stremel .... production assistant
Jay Tannenbaum .... fundraising clip editor
Kim Yu .... publicist: canada
 
Thanks
Charles Crumb .... dedicatee
John Hays .... thanks
Joe Hutshing .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for graphic sex-related cartoons, and for language
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119 min
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Trivia:
Filmed over a period of six years.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: "San Francisco" is misspelled in the closing titles. The caption reads: "Max Crumb still lives in San Francicsco".See more »
Quotes:
Dian Hanson:Robert doesn't exaggerate anything in his comics. The women are exactly the way he wants them, and he really accurately portrays himself as the skinny, bad posture, myopic man he is. Some people wonder if he doesn't exaggerate the size of his penis, which always appears awfully big in the comics. Robert does not exaggerate anything. He *is* endowed with one of the biggest penises in the world.See more »
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
An unusual tribute to the artistic mind, 5 June 1999
Author: Strombol

A great movie about how expressing yourself through art can save your sanity. People who didn't know anything about R. Crumb beforehand (like me) can get a look at what drives the stories and characters in his often vulgar artwork and comics. For instance, any of the villains in his work are based on people who made his life a living hell when he was kid. Decades after the fact he still seems to be nurturing those old grudges. At first it seems a bit petty and immature but then we meet his two brothers. They are both talented artists as well but they never learned to express themselves through their works as Robert did. They never found an outlet for their obsessions. Charles became an introvert who hadn't left his mother's house for many years and Maxon developed a fondness for sexual harassing women and sitting on nails. It was probably Robert Crumb's art that enabled him to escape from his own head.

All three brothers talk in a very articulate yet somewhat detached manner. You get the sense of love between them, buried beneath decades of pain and emotional repression. When a picture of them as teenagers sitting next to each other on the couch is shown, all of them handsome and apparently very intelligent and artistic, I felt sad and maybe even a little mad. Why were they "chosen" to be the big victims in life? Poor Charles Crumb never had a chance. Crumb is a great movie that probes the darker corners of human emotions (Bobby Driscoll?!) and a tribute to the usefulness of an artistic mind. **** out of ****

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