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Comic Book: The Movie (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | Video 27 January 2004
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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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Mark Hamill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Hamill ... Donald Swan
Donna D'Errico ... Liberty Lass / Papaya Smith
Billy West ... Leo Matuzik
Joseph Burns Joseph Burns ... Jack Whitney (as Joseph I. Burns)
Roger Rose ... Taylor Donohue
Jess Harnell ... Ricky
Lori Alan ... Anita Levine
Daran Norris ... Commander Courage / Bruce Easly
Tom Kenny ... Derek Sprang
Scott LaRose ... Mac (Comic Store Pal #1)
Gary Anthony Williams ... Kurt (Comic Store Pal #2)
Arleen Sorkin ... Ms. Q (Studio Secretary)
Robert M. Lange Robert M. Lange ... Robert Lange
James Arnold Taylor ... J.T.
Debi Derryberry ... 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug references | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Книга комиксов See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

The characters Donald Swan (played by Mark Hamill) and Derek Sprang (Tom Kenny) are named for two comic book artists, Curt Swan, who drew Superman in the 1960s, and Dick Sprang, who drew Batman in the 1950s. See more »

Quotes

Donald Swan: Hey, look! There's Superman!
Taylor Donohue: I don't want to upset you, Don, but that's a guy in a Superman outfit.
Donald Swan: Yeah, but it's a darn good one!
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A special thanks to all the people attending the Con for playing along with us. See more »

Connections

References The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960) See more »

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Speedway
Written by Steve Clark
Performed by Vibrolux
Courtesy of Proper Records
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7 February 2004 | by WrathChldSee all my reviews

After I finished watching "Comic Book: The Movie", I would have to say it was enjoyable. With that said, this movie was nothing spectacular. I think people will enjoy it more for the people who collaborated on it, rather than the story itself. There are quit a few funny parts, but not laugh out loud funny ... more like amusing funny. I liked seeing allot of people who are in the comic book/ animation world. The fact that there are so many Icons in this movie makes it a good watch.

I especially like how it is a double disc DVD, so you get allot of extras to enjoy. There are people in the movie, you wouldn't even know are big stars because maybe they had a career along time ago or our voice actors. Speaking of voice actors, it seems this movie is busting with them. I love that. It's cool to see them. Then there is Jess Harnell who plays Ricky the Camera Guy. He is pretty funny. Good character and one of the many voice actors who partakes in this featured film.

As a Kevin Smith fan, I have to give him a shout out. It was cool to see him in this and a new sight to see him watch his tongue. Although he managed to still bring that edge, we have all come to love. Inclosing, if you are a comic book fan, I would recommend checking this out. If not for the movie, do it for the extras.


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