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Alter Egos (2012)

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At a time when superheroes have lost government funding and public support, a superhero meets a girl who can help him overcome his own emotional crisis.

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Fridge / Brendan
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Claudel
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C-Thru
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Jimmy
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Shrink
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Emily
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News Anchor
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Moon Dog
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Dr. Sara Bella
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Electric Death
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Sunburn
Paul Jones ...
Sunburn's Friend
Vanessa Hope ...
3rd Grade Teacher
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Paranormal Historian
Nelly Weiner ...
Lucinda
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Brendan, a.k.a. the instant ice-forming superhero Fridge, has become jealous of himself over his steady girlfriend Emily's preference for sleeping with posturing Fridge over whiny geek Brendan. Superhero buddy C-Thru would like Brendan to get it together, get out of his Fridge tights and have a good wash. With superheroes in public disfavor and government subsidizing being pulled, its a sad day when they have to haul in Shrink, the last known and captured supervillain. Waiting for nightfall when Shrink can be transported from their motel room, Brendan runs across Claudel, the motel manager who dislikes superheroes, and Jimmy, an embittered cop who can turn invisible for only a few seconds. As Brendan and Claudel start to connect, Brendan discovers a set-up that puts his future, freedom and good name in jeopardy. Written by statmanjeff

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Super heroes. Super problems.

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Comedy

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Rated R for drug use, brief sexuality, language and violence | See all certifications »

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20 November 2012 (USA)  »

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Alter Ego - Große Helden, noch größere Probleme  »

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Jimmy: Your tits are so much nicer than my wife's.
Claudel: Jimmy!
Jimmy: That was a compliment.
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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Walking Alone
Written by Ken Goodloe, Joe Jones and Willie Munson
Performed by the Pentagons Courtesy of Tru-Gems Records
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Bottle Rocket in Hampton Bays ... with Superheroes
21 November 2012 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

It's a lot like Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket, only set in the northeast, with down-and-out superheroes and less than super powers. Not-so-superhero Fridge clings to his super identity even though the world has moved beyond him and his ilk. He and fellow traveler C-Thru are temporarily holed-up at a Hampton Bays inn, tasked with nothing less than reviving the fortunes of the underfunded SuperCorp superheroes collective. But Fridge is more concerned with his relationship problems and the charming desk clerk. The whole thing is winningly underplayed and sincere. It could almost work as a modest stage comedy.


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