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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Swan
Liberty Lass / Papaya Smith
Leo Matuzik
Joseph Burns ...
Jack Whitney (as Joseph I. Burns)
Taylor Donohue
Anita Levine
Commander Courage / Bruce Easly
Derek Sprang
Mac (Comic Store Pal #1)
Kurt (Comic Store Pal #2)
Ms. Q (studio secretary)
Robert M. Lange ...
Robert Lange
Debby Newman


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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Donald Swan: Please, I did this for you - all of us. I am you. I'm a fan, but I don't think I feel like a good one anymore. I've lied, deceived people. Leo. Leo down there. The grandson of the man we're honoring, and he's a wonderful man, but he's never read a comic book in his life. He's not one of us. And the movie people: I know they're just doing their jobs, but they don't care about us, either. They only care about our wallets. Commander Courage is about idealism. I mean, not just in his body, but his ...
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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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own it, and not bad
26 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Well for starters its Mark Hamill walking around, pretending to be a super comic book nerd that centers his attention around a 1940's circa comic book, that Mirimax has recently picked up to be made into a modern day movie. The production company wants it to be bloody and action packed, Donald Swan (Hamill) wants it to be more like the older comic he has grown to love and adore. So the movie company hires him as an "expert" to go around and get the average joes "perceptive" on this would be movie (which is not real people). What makes this mock-umentary so neat is that big names like Stan Lee, Bruce Campbell, and Kevin Smith play along like its the real deal, and talk to Hamill like he isnt Hamill. Even the fans don't rush him yelling Skywalker or anything. Overall its fun to watch, and funny to see the conventions he goes too, and naturally Kevin Smith is pure gold!! A must own for any comic book fan.

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