American Splendor Movie

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Harvey Pekar (Paul Giamatti) leads an ordinary life in the city of Cleveland, working as a file clerk at the local VA hospital. Being divorced twice, Harvey fills his solitary days with reading and listening to music, and he regularly scours garage sales and thrift stores for rare Jazz records. His routine life changes for the better when a chance meeting with a greeting card artist and music enthusiast Robert Crumb (James Urbaniak) develops into a warm friendship through their common interests. Once Crumb becomes famous for his underground comic books, Harvey decides to write his own book with Crumb

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  • Paul Giamatti
  • Josh Hutcherson
  • Earl Billings
  • Danny Hoch
  • James Urbaniak

Tagline

- Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.

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Movie Info

Year:
2003
IMDB Rating:
7.7
IMDB Votes:
14326
Countries:
USA
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Biography
Tags:
Prison, Vomit, Diner, Restaurant, Teacher, Bathroom, Hospital, Marriage, Anger, 1960s

Domestic:
$6,010,990 (75.3%)
+ Foreign:
$1,975,094 (24.7%)
= Worldwide:
$7,986,084
Opening
Weekend:
$159,705 (6 theaters, $26,617 average) % of Total Gross: 2.7%
Release:
272 theaters

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