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Comic Book Villains (2002)

A guy dies after collecting comic books for decades. His mom inherits them and she ain't selling. Owners of 2 comic book stores want the collection. Their scheming gets ever more desperate.

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James Robinson

Writer:

James Robinson (as James Dale Robinson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donal Logue ... Raymond McGillicudy
Cary Elwes ... Carter
Michael Rapaport ... Norman Link
Natasha Lyonne ... Judy
DJ Qualls ... Archie
Eileen Brennan ... Mrs. Cresswell
Monet Mazur ... Kiki
Danny Masterson ... Conan
James Duval ... Baz
Marshall Bell ... Gun Store Order
Chris Weber ... Tony
Denny Kirkwood Denny Kirkwood ... Dino
Irene Montalà ... Woman in Barcelona
Donal Lardner Ward ... Normal Customer (as Donnal Ward)
Ric Borelli Ric Borelli ... Slob
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Storyline

Told from the point of view from Archie, a comic book collector, this is the story of a rivalry between two comic book shop owners. One does it for the love of comics, while the other shop, run by a husband-and-wife team are in it strictly for the money. The situation brews to a head when a sneak collector, Conan discovers a large collection of perfectly-preserved classic comics, leading the two shops to vie to acquire them, along with a "villain" who hopes to steal them first. Written by Ryan McIntosh

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Taglines:

Obsession. Betrayal. Revenge. And other funny business. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comic Book Villains See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

Near the end of the film, when Carter is driving away in his truck, and Raymond is fighting him for the steering wheel, the gearshift is in the Park position. See more »

Quotes

Raymond: What are you smiling at?
Carter: Nothing, it's just I thought I was dealing with fools.
Raymond: But now you see differently.
Carter: No, I don't.
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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #29.13 (2003) See more »

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This Is A Darker Comedy Than It Lets On To Be.
11 February 2005 | by BigHardcoreRedSee all my reviews

Comic Book Villains is a satirical black comedy about, you guessed it, comic books and the sometimes strange people that collect them. The movie is a little darker than expected so perhaps I would have enjoyed it more had I known what I was about to see. Still, it was a fun movie that pokes fun at the world of comic book collecting/collectors.

DJ Qualls plays Archie, an all around good guy and the narrator of the story as well. Qualls is perfect as the comic book geek type. His favorite place to hang out and buy/read comics is at Raymond McGillicudy's (Donal Logue) comic shop (the names of the shops escapes me). Raymond is into the comic book scene and has the shop because he loves dealing with comic books. Across town is Norman and Judy Link's (Michael Rapaport & Natasha Lyonne) comic shop. Norman and Judy are there strictly for the money. Archie loves Raymond's shop and his knowledge in comics plus he finds everything he likes there so he has never found a reason to visit the other shop. On the other hand, there is "Conan", played by Danny Masterson from That 70's Show. Conan claims he is a descendant of the creator of Conan The Barbarian comic books and is the instigator for the whole movie because he visits both shops regularly and provides information to both.

The movie takes it's dark turn after both shop owners discover there is a pristine collection of comic books that belonged to a deceased comic book collector who had a great collection. After that, the backstabbing, double-crossing, dirty tricks and much more begins the dark tone of the movie.

My favorite characters were Norman and Judy Link. Rapaport usually plays a tougher character and it was different to see him in more of a submissive position here, especially to his wife. Lyonne also did a great job as a "comic book villain" and certainly looked her best here as well. Also, Danny Masterson played a subtle instigator well, not unlike his character Hyde from That 70's Show. Overall, worth a look. 6.5/10


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