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Comic Book: The Movie (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | Video 27 January 2004
The relationship between Hollywood and comic book culture is lambasted in this mockumentary as a beloved heroic character is rung through the studio system.

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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Donald Swan
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Liberty Lass / Papaya Smith
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Leo Matuzik
Joseph Burns ...
Jack Whitney (as Joseph I. Burns)
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Taylor Donohue
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Ricky
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Anita Levine
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Commander Courage / Bruce Easly
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Derek Sprang
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Mac (Comic Store Pal #1)
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Kurt (Comic Store Pal #2)
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Ms. Q (Studio Secretary)
Robert M. Lange ...
Robert Lange
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J.T.
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Debby Newman
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Storyline

A host of real-life celebrities - including Hugh Hefner, Stan Lee, and Kevin Smith - journey into the world of comic book fandom! Documentary filmmaker Donald Swan heads to the world's largest comic book convention where he encounters a culture of craziness that he's totally unprepared for! Written by Comic Book : The Movie

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Hollywood invaded the Comic Book World... Now the real Comic Book Heros are striking back!

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug references | See all certifications »
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27 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Trivia

At the convention, Leo (Billy West) stands next to a cardboard cutout of Fry from the show Futurama (1999). Billy West provides the voice of Fry on the show. See more »

Quotes

Phil Morris: You talked about black superheroes. I have yet to see one. Look at me! How come I can't be a superhero?
Taylor Donohue: It's not that.
Phil Morris: You didn't take the meeting, and now you're here. Are you in my face now over this?
Taylor Donohue: I'm not in your face. No, you ~
Ricky: [interrupting] You are kinda in his face.
Taylor Donohue: Now, with a new movie, there are no walls for you, but ~
Ricky: Keep going, you're doing good.
Phil Morris: So there was a movie you had with a role you didn't see me for, and now you have a movie that has no role and now you're seeing me.
Taylor Donohue: ...
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Crazy Credits

"Commander Courage", "Codename: Courage", "Liberty Lad", "Liberty Lass" and all fictional comic book and comic strip characters created by Mark Hamill. See more »

Connections

References Fellini - Satyricon (1969) See more »

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Up All Night
Written by Jeffrey Cohen
Performed by Annica
Courtesy of Chenoa Music
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At least they respect the fans
18 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

The movie was rather odd, but it did have its moments. It works better if one really knows comics, vintage collectibles, the movie industry, and the actors involved (especially the ones known for voiceovers for popular shows). For those heavily into science fiction and comics, it was fun to pick out the people making cameos, including the "Men Behind the Mask." Mark Hamill's approach showed respect and reverence for the fan base, as well as poking a healthy dose of fun at the movie industry. The DVD has a lot of extra information including some of the panels these talented actors chaired. The movie was made for the fans, but unlike some movies of this ilk, they showed respect instead of making it a geeks on parade feature.


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