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Sidekick (2005)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 5 April 2006 (Canada)
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Mild-mannered computer consultant Norman Neale has two great loves in this cruel world: Comic books and his office's effervescent main receptionist, Andrea Hicks. Norman spends his days ... See full summary »

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Blake Van de Graaf

Writer:

Michael Sparaga
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Credited cast:
David Ingram ... Victor Ventura
Perry Mucci ... Norman Neale
Mackenzie Lush Mackenzie Lush ... Andrea Hicks
Daniel Baldwin ... Chuck
Julian Osen Julian Osen ... Carson Fleming
Daniel Krolik Daniel Krolik ... Bob
John Illingworth John Illingworth ... Mr. Richmond
Pat Brown Pat Brown ... Larry Thornton
Ryan Ward ... Ted Harris
Ken Lashley Ken Lashley ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sean Beatty Sean Beatty ... Detective 1
Scott Carman Scott Carman ... Bartender
Jacey Dean Jacey Dean ... Woman in Bar
Marco Dellapenna Marco Dellapenna ... Hood #4
Christian Kada Christian Kada ... Hood #3
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Mild-mannered computer consultant Norman Neale has two great loves in this cruel world: Comic books and his office's effervescent main receptionist, Andrea Hicks. Norman spends his days dreaming of Andrea from the isolation of his cubicle and his nights dreaming of fighting crime from the solitude of his apartment. Then one fateful day Norman discovers that a fellow co-worker, Victor Ventura, a swaggering, pretty-boy salesman, has slight telekinetic abilities beyond his understanding. After discussing his mind-blowing discovery with his only friend Chuck, a know-it-all comic book store owner, Norman comes to the outlandish conclusion that he should train Victor to become a real-life superhero by helping him refine and expand his extraordinary ability. Norman envisions an exciting new future for himself battling the city's criminal elements as Victor's faithful sidekick. But as Victor grows in power Norman is faced with the heartbreaking realization that not all people with ... Written by www.sidekickmovie.com, by permission

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There's a hero inside everyone.

Genres:

Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Chuck: It's not cliché, it's formula. And it works.
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References Spider-Man 2 (2004) See more »

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So Close
Performed by Not By Choice
From the album "Secondhand Opinions"
Written by M. Bilcox and M. Daigle
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Small budget - huge heart. Sidekick is a one of a kind original.
2 May 2006 | by bmahar1See all my reviews

Sidekick is what Indy film-making is all about. It offers solid storytelling that's perfectly consistent with the Super Hero genre thanks to a smart script written by producer Michael Sparaga. The story is actually believable and the film keeps a perfect pace that seems to get better and better. You do not want this movie to end. The special effects are not overdone, but rather, well done and offer just the right amount of support.

Strong performances and great chemistry between David Ingram and Perry Mucci really carry the picture. Subtle wit, sarcasm and the occasional "ode to the genre" one-liners by Ingram provide some nice comic moments. Sidekick is a lot of fun.

I loved this movie!


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Official Sites:

official site [Canada]

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2006 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A segéd See more »

Filming Locations:

Oakville, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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