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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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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 »

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Leo Matuzik: That is the message. A new Golden Age. Yes! A new Golden Age - Codename: Courage! Liberty Lass! Because... without a new Golden Age, you can't have old Golden Ages. Without a new Manganese Age, you couldn't have an old Manganese Age. Same is true for Strontium, or Mercury, or Tin.
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Crazy Credits

A special thanks to all the people attending the Con for playing along with us. See more »

Connections

Features Comic Book Confidential (1988) See more »

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Welcome to My World
Written by Parry Gripp
Performed by Nerfherder
Courtesy of Fat Wreck Cords
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Not that it was bad, but...
9 August 2004 | by schadenfreude2See all my reviews

I was very excited to see this and sat patiently for two years while it spent months collecting dust on the Miramax shelves, finally being released direct-to-video. I'm in it--kinda. Since I was at the Comic-Con that year--I can see about a fourth of my face in one of the crowd shots--this added to the excitement. And I'm a comic fan, and a Mark Hamill fan and a fan of cartoon voices. So what could go wrong?

So I watched it, finally, and desperately wanted to like it. I mean, it was about comic fans! But...after the first five minutes or so the novelty wore off and I was stuck with a draggy, boring movie. The cast is game, but without much going on it gets a-mighty tedious. Still, it was nice to revisit a great con that I've not been to since two years after it happened.

For a much more entertaining evening, go to the second disk on the DVD package for "Behind the Voices," the hysterical symposium fans sat through to get themselves on film. They cut out most of it, (the guys doing the Animaniacs singing the Country song from memory, Billy West singing "Happy Happy Joy Joy) but it's still great. The movie: C+ The Other Stuff: B+


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Книга комиксов See more »

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