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Comic Book: The Movie (2004)

PG-13  |  Video  |   |  Comedy  |  27 January 2004 (USA)
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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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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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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)
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Robert Lange
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J.T.
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Debby Newman
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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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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug references | See all certifications »
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Jess Harnell makes repeated references to the Marvel Comics character The Hulk. His father is Joe Harnell, who wrote the theme music for the 1970's hit TV show The Incredible Hulk. See more »

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Taylor Donohue: Uh, so, basically, you don't know anything about show business or anything. You're like a babe in the woods, is that right?
Leo Matuzik: Like I said, I just wanna be honest with you - I don't know a lot of all this kind of stuff.
Donald Swan: And just keep in mind, we don't know anything about sheet-metal work, so, you know, it all balances out.
Leo Matuzik: You stand there for 30 years of your life grinding the same goddamn holes all day.
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"Commander Courage", "Codename: Courage", "Liberty Lad", "Liberty Lass" and all fictional comic book and comic strip characters created by Mark Hamill. See more »

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References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

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4 Color World
Written by Billy West, Jess Harnell & Violet Benny
Performed by Billy West & Jess Harnell
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Sincere, fun, with subtle jabs
18 February 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

The hearts are in the right place and the fun is found in details and indirect references to the goings on in the comic book adaptation machine. Fans and non-fans might find fun in it, and I cheer Mark Hamill for initiating this. The one small caveat is that the viewer should be someone who is aware, for example, of Kevin Smith's screenplay for Superman Lives. If that kind of detail isn't as interesting for you to follow, or if you genuinely care more about "news reports" that followed every detail of the "Bennifer" situation a while back, then stick to the usual reality TV that is clogging the airwaves. This movie introduces us to a few people we might not recognize, but who are revealed in extra features to be great unseen celebrities and artists. I hope Hamill keeps directing, and perhaps tries something genre related and with a tripod. Good stuff. I'll show my DVD enthusiastically.


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