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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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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 »

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Книга комиксов See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

Don Swan (Mark Hamill) interviews Kevin Smith in the movie and asks him about Smith's fictional first draft of the 'Commander Courage' movie. Smith mentions the movie's producers constantly hounding him over adding a giant spider to the 'Courage' script for no reason, among other problems. The scene is directly referencing Smith's famous real-life hassles attempting to draft a 'Superman' script for Warner Bros. See more »

Quotes

Donald Swan: There's something about you that I think not a lot of people know, and that is that you wanted to be a cartoonist.
Hugh M. Hefner: That's true, yes.
Ricky: You went the right way though, man. You did.
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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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Features The Story of 'The Tortoise & the Hare' (2002) See more »

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Game Don't Get Old
Written by Anthony Ray
Performed by Sir Mix-a-lot
Courtesy of Where's My Publishing, Inc./Rhyme Cartel records
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own it, and not bad
26 January 2004 | by darthhessianSee 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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