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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 »

Director:

James Robinson

Writer:

James Robinson (as James Dale Robinson)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donal Logue ... Raymond McGillicudy
Cary Elwes ... Carter
Michael Rapaport ... Norman Link
Natasha Lyonne ... Judy
DJ Qualls ... Archie
Eileen Brennan ... Mrs. Cresswell
Monet Mazur ... Kiki
Danny Masterson ... Conan
James Duval ... Baz
Marshall Bell ... Gun Store Order
Chris Weber ... Tony
Denny Kirkwood Denny Kirkwood ... Dino
Irene Montalà ... Woman in Barcelona
Donal Lardner Ward ... Normal Customer (as Donnal Ward)
Ric Borelli 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.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comic Book Villains See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Near the end of the film, when Carter is driving away in his truck, and Raymond is fighting him for the steering wheel, the gearshift is in the Park position. See more »

Quotes

Raymond: Either you're trying to patronize me, fuck with me, or get yourself killed. And, by the way, you're doing a pretty good job.
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References Clerks (1994) See more »

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See this movie if you've ever liked comics…
5 January 2003 | by The OverdramaSee 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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