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Comic Book Villains (2002)

Told from the point of view from Archie, a comic book collector, this is the story of a rivalry between two comic book shop owners. One does it for the love of comics, while the other shop,... See full summary »

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Raymond McGillicudy
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Carter
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Norman Link
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Judy
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Archie
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Mrs. Cresswell
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Kiki
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Conan
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Baz
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Gun Store Order
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Tony
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Dino
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Woman in Barcelona
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Normal Customer (as Donnal Ward)
Ric Borelli ...
Slob
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Told from the point of view from Archie, a comic book collector, this is the story of a rivalry between two comic book shop owners. One does it for the love of comics, while the other shop, run by a husband-and-wife team are in it strictly for the money. The situation brews to a head when a sneak collector, Conan discovers a large collection of perfectly-preserved classic comics, leading the two shops to vie to acquire them, along with a "villain" who hopes to steal them first. Written by Ryan McIntosh

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Obsession. Betrayal. Revenge. And other funny business.

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Comedy

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Rated R for language, violence, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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3 September 2002 (USA)  »

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Képregényhős  »

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During the climax of the film, Raymond fires 7 shots from a six-shooter without reloading. See more »

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[The cops arrive]
Raymond: My ride's here.
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References Wan pîsu: One Piece (1999) See more »

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See this movie if you've ever liked comics…
5 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

I admit that I rented this movie simply because I love comic books (and have been wanting to see it ever since I first learned it was being made); however, the movie really surprised me. It was a very entertaining tragicomedy, namely thanks to its premise of trying to get a 45-year-old comic book collection from an unrelenting mother.

Donal Logue put forth an excellent performance as the bankrupt and shabby local comic store owner, and Cary Elwes actually made a believable thug. Despite cliché hijinks from the Natasha Lyonne-Michael Rappaport team-up and unnecessary narration, the story makes good with incorporating capitalistic competition, laid-back criminals, and comic trivia. In short, anyone can really enjoy this movie, but it is a must-see for what Stan Lee calls "true believers."


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