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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 »

Also Known As:

Книга комиксов See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

In a scene in the Comic Book Convention, A man dressed in a Sgt. Kabukiman outfit says, "Were gonna make our own damn movie!" "Make Your Own Damn Movie" is a book by Lloyd Kaufman who wrote and directed the movie Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990) See more »

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[the party guest is extolling the virtues of his hallucinogenic drink]
Drunken Party Guest: You know you're there when you've seen the green fairy.
Ricky: The Hulk? What, is the green fairy the Hulk? Dude, I'm way into the Hulk. Is that him?
Drunken Party Guest: [rubbing his temples] Give me strength. No, no.
Ricky: I'm curious, because if drinking that would get me hooked up with the Hulk, I'd be into it.
Drunken Party Guest: That is when you know that you are in touch with your inner brain stem.
Ricky: When the Hulk is hanging with you?
Drunken Party Guest: That is when you know that you are in ...
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Crazy Credits

"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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References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

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Superguy Blues
Written by Mark Teague
Performed by Mark Teague
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DVD extras better than the movie
4 September 2005 | by klchuSee all my reviews

I give the movie itself 6 stars and the DVD extras 8 stars. This movie has its heart in the right place and does assemble some of the best voice talent around. It's great to see these people in front of the camera. I only wish that they had added some writers into the mix. This movie is mostly ad-libbed in the style of "Spinal Tap" and other Christopher Guest movies so some of the jokes work, and others don't. Since everyone is trying to be "realistic" almost all of the jokes are subtle so the inattentive viewer is likely to miss them.

I found that the DVD extras are the best part of this DVD. There are two disks, so there are a lot of extras. There are lots of helpful bios in case you missed some of the many cameos of industry insiders and other "masked" performers. The deleted scenes are actually pretty good (for deleted scenes). The best part is the real convention panel with all of the talent on stage telling stories and doing voices.

Bottom line, if you love comics and animation, and even video games, then see this movie just to learn about the talent. Use IMDb to see what some of these people have done and you will be amazed. If you aren't into comics then this movie might be interesting to you just to learn about a different culture.


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