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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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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

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Sid Caesar's last film. 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

"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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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #4.12 (2005) See more »

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Commander Courage Theme
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Performed by The Makmusic Orchestra
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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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