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American Splendor


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MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Biography, Comedy Drama
Director: Shari Springer Berman

Underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar, portrayed by Paul Giamatti but also appearing as himself, is the subject of this inventive biopic. Much of the film focuses on the eccentric Pekar's day-to-day life in Cleveland, particularly his relationship with his patient wife, Joyce Brabner (played by Hope Davis and also appearing as herself). As Pekar's musings are brought to the screen in this unique and engaging production, the movie playfully incorporates comic book-like panels.

Cast :

  • Paul Giamatti
  • Harvey
  • Harvey Pekar
  • Himself
  • Shari Springer Berman
  • Interviewer
  • Earl Billings
  • Mr. Boats
  • James Urbaniak
  • Robert Crumb
  • Judah Friedlander
  • Toby Radloff
  • Robert Pulcini
  • Bob The Director
  • Toby Radloff
  • Real Toby
  • Hope Davis
  • Joyce
  • Joyce Brabner
  • Real Joyce
  • Donal Logue
  • Stage Actor Harvey
  • Molly Shannon
  • Stage Actor Joyce
  • James McCaffrey
  • Fred
  • Madylin Sweeten
  • Danielle
  • Danielle Batone
  • Real Danielle
Producers :
Ted Hope
Writers :
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