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Squid Man (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 13 November 2013 (USA)
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'I can shoot ink out of my fingers. That's about it really. Sometimes, in pressure situations, I can shoot it out of my toes.' When Squid Man gets downsized out of the Superhero Society, ... See full summary »

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Charlie Cline

Writer:

Charlie Cline
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Credited cast:
Andrew Roth ... Squid Man
Laurel Schroeder Laurel Schroeder ... Martha
Eric Bryant Eric Bryant ... Warren
Chad Eric Smith Chad Eric Smith ... Pete
Rick Montgomery Jr. ... Lord Paradox
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Adamo Paul Adamo ... Commercial Villain
Robert R. Bell Robert R. Bell ... Police Officer #1 (as Robert Bell)
Emily Brooks ... Young Woman in Park
Eric Chevlen Eric Chevlen ... Dr. Geralds
Susan Cirrincione Susan Cirrincione ... TV Reporter
Charlie Cline Charlie Cline ... Commercial Director
Gino DiNardo Gino DiNardo ... Male Co-Worker #2
Natalia Dove Natalia Dove ... Plasma Girl
Laura Downes ... Picnic Girl
John Facemire John Facemire ... Comic Book Fan
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'I can shoot ink out of my fingers. That's about it really. Sometimes, in pressure situations, I can shoot it out of my toes.' When Squid Man gets downsized out of the Superhero Society, he's forced to crash on the couch of his former sidekick (and only friend) Warren. Now he spends his time boozing in a dead end bar, reminiscing about the days when the hero groupies were plentiful and even a second-rater like him could sometimes save the universe. But when a reporter wants to include him in an upcoming book about superheroes, Squid Man is forced to face the dark mysteries of his past... and the even more unsettling idea that he might actually have a future. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated
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Spongee Cakes are an obvious stand-in for Hostess fruit cakes, although this is a fun twist on them. See more »

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Travelin the Dirt Road
Written by Dave Riley
Performed by Dave Riley and Bob Corritore
Courtesy of Blue Witch Records
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Surprising depth in a goofy premise
19 July 2019 | by snowboarderboSee all my reviews

This movie is slow-paced so I kept thinking "man, nothing really happening here; I'll just switch it off" but somehow I always wanted to see what happened next. The story is decent enough, the premise is goofy but embraced whole-heartedly, and there's almost zero action going on. So why keep watching?

The acting. And the characters. Absolutely solid acting from Andrew Roth, Laurel Schroeder, Eric Bryant and Chad Eric Smith. And the characters they get to inhabit, especially Roth as Squid Man, are the exact opposite of most superhero movies: they have depth.

I can't get all my thoughts together on this one just yet (I finished watching it less than 10 minutes ago), but it is right up there with 1997's Spaceman and 2001's The American Astronaut as far I'm concerned: low budget doesn't have to mean poorly made or cheap or camp. It just means you do more with what you have. In this one, director Charlie Cline, his production crew (the sound and cinematography are excellent) and his cast absolutely nailed it.

I know I will watch this movie again.


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13 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Pennsylvania, USA

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