American Splendor (2003)

American Splendor
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 45mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Biopic
Keywords comic book, dramedy
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Paul Giamatti Actor Harvey Pekar 1 1000001
Hope Davis Actor Joyce Brabner 1 1000002
Judah Friedlander Actor Toby Radloff 1 1000003
Harvey Pekar Actor Real Harvey 1 1000004
James Urbaniak Actor Robert Crumb 1 1000005
Shari Springer Berman Actor Interviewer 1 1000006
Earl Billings Actor Mr Boats 1 1000007
Robert Pulcini Actor Bob the Director 1 1000008
Toby Radloff Actor Real Toby 1 1000009
Joyce Brabner Actor Real Joyce 1 1000010
Donal Logue Actor Stage Actor Harvey 1 1000011
Molly Shannon Actor Stage Actor Joyce 1 1000012
James McCaffrey Actor Fred 1 1000013
Madylin Sweeten Actor Danielle 1 1000014
Danielle Batone Actor Real Danielle 1 1000015
Chris Ambrose Actor Superman 1 1000016
Joe Krajcar Actor Batman 1 1000017
Josh Hutcherson Actor Robin 1 1000018
Cameron Carter Actor Green Lantern 1 1000019
Daniel Tay Actor Young Harvey 1 1000020
Mary Faktor Actor Housewife 1 1000021
Larry Myers Actor Throat Doctor 1 1000022
Vivienne Benesch Actor Lana 1 1000023
Barbara Brown Actor Nurse 1 1000024
Danny Hoch Actor Marty 1 1000025
Eli Ganias Actor Pahls 1 1000026
Rebecca Borger Actor Cashier 1 1000027
Nick Baxter Actor Mattress Guy #1 1 1000028
Allen Branstein Actor Mattress Guy #2 1 1000029
Maggie Moore Actor Alice Quinn 1 1000030
Mike Rad Actor Rand 1 1000031
Amy Harmon Actor Cheery Waitress 1 1000032
Rob Grader Actor Stage Manager 1 1000033
Terrence Sullivan Actor Letterman Regular 1 1000034
Ebon Moss-Bachrach Actor MTV Director 1 1000035
Patrick Lafferty Actor Yuppie 1 1000036
Jesse Perez Actor Miguel 1 1000037
Jeff Peters Actor Talk Show Host 1 1000038
Ola Creston Actor PA #1 1 1000039
Robert Williams Actor Cancer Doctor 1 1000040
Jason Stevens Actor Letterman Regular Voice 1 1000041
Todd Cummings Actor Talk Show Host Voice 1 1000042
Bianca Santos Actor Counter Girl 1 1000043
Shari Springer Berman Director n/a 2 2000001
Robert Pulcini Director n/a 2 2000002
Ted Hope Producer n/a 3 3000001
Julia King Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Robert Pulcini Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Shari Springer Berman Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000002
Harvey Pekar Source Material (from comic book series:"American Splendor") 120786 4000003
Harvey Pekar Source Material (from comic book:"Our Cancer Year") 120786 4000004
Andy Wheeler Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000001
Robert Fegen Production Supervisor Production Administrative Supervisor 307 5000002
Christine Walker Line Producer n/a 161 5000003
Declan Baldwin Line Producer (New York Unit) 161 5000004
Julia King Line Producer (New York Unit) 161 5000005
Chip Signore Production Manager (New York Unit) 305 5000006
Chip Signore Assistant Director First Assistant Director 163 5000007
Meryl Stavitz Assistant Director Second Assistant Director 163 5000008
Eric Lasko Assistant Director n/a 163 5000009
Matt Sheets Assistant Director Additional 2nd Assistant Director 163 5000010
Linus Hume Post-Production Supervisor Postproduction Supervisor 120796 5000011
Michael Rochford Location Manager n/a 193 5000012
Michael Taylor Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000013
Joe Cortese Location Assistant Location Production Assistant 120947 5000014
Becky Woodward Location Assistant Additional Location Production Assistant 120947 5000015
Jeremy Bailey Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000016
Terry Stacey Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Steven Drellich Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Alex Esber Camera Operator "B" Camera Operator 239 6000003
Kiely Cronin Camera Operator "B" Camera Operator 239 6000004
Oliver Cary Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000005
Alex Esber Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000006
Kiely Cronin Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000007
Ian Carmody Assistant Camera Camera Intern 233 6000008
Alex Mangen Assistant Camera Camera Intern 233 6000009
Pat Meehan Video Assist/Playback 24 Frame Playback 120899 6000010
John Clifford Photography Still Photographer 120835 6000011
Ian Carmody Photography Credit Sequence Stills 120835 6000012
Ian Axilrod Loader n/a 120956 6000013
Alfredo Frasson Color Timer n/a 120921 6000014
Robert Pulcini Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tim Streeto Editing Additional Editing 120901 7000002
Albert Gasser Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000003
Anne Pope Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000004
Catherine Rankin Negative Cutter n/a 556 7000005
Mark Suozzo Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Mark Suozzo Music Conductor n/a 120818 8000002
Josh Rosenblum Music Conductor Additional Conducting 120818 8000003
Sanford Allen Music Conductor Concertmaster 120818 8000004
Mark Suozzo Music Producer n/a 323 8000005
Linda Cohen Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000006
Mark Suozzo Original Music n/a 120838 8000007
Dave Douglas Performer Trumpet 120819 8000008
Eytan Mirsky Performer Guitarist 120819 8000009
Bob Malach Performer Tenor Sax 120819 8000010
Dale Stuckenbruck Performer Musical Saw 120819 8000011
Derek Smith Performer Organ 120819 8000012
Derek Smith Performer Celeste 120819 8000013
Derek Smith Performer Piano 120819 8000014
John Beal Performer Bass 120819 8000015
Ronnie Zito Performer Drums 120819 8000016
Ted Spencer Score Mixing Music Mixing 120927 8000017
Ted Spencer Score Recording Music Recording 120840 8000018
Butch Jones Score Recording Additional Recording(Back Pocket Recording) 120840 8000019
Sanford Allen Soloist Violin Solos 121021 8000020
Peter Dolger Song ("Paniots Nine") 120859 8000021
Captain Song ("Soul Power") 120859 8000022
Jimmy McHugh Song ("On The Sunny Side Of The Street") 120859 8000023
Dorothy Fields Song ("On The Sunny Side Of The Street") 120859 8000024
Paul Quinichette Song ("Blue Devil's Jump") 120859 8000025
Everett Robbins Song ("Taint Nobody's Bizness (If I Do)") 120859 8000026
Porter Grainger Song ("Taint Nobody's Bizness (If I Do)") 120859 8000027
Robert Rogers Song ("Ain't That Peculiar") 120859 8000028
Smokey Robinson Song ("Ain't That Peculiar") 120859 8000029
Marvin Tarplin Song ("Ain't That Peculiar") 120859 8000030
Warren Moore Song ("Ain't That Peculiar") 120859 8000031
Neville Plesson Song ("I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time") 120859 8000032
Albert Von Tilzer Song ("I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time") 120859 8000033
Joe Strummer Song ("Know Your Rights") 120859 8000034
Mick Jones Song ("Know Your Rights") 120859 8000035
Eytan Mirsky Song ("American Splendor") 120859 8000037
George Gershwin Song ("Lady Be Good") 120859 8000038
Ira Gershwin Song ("Lady Be Good") 120859 8000039
Mark Cherrie Song ("Big Ed") 120859 8000040
Noel Pagan Song ("Silent Morning") 120859 8000041
Clair Marlo Song ("All Black And White") 120859 8000042
Alexander Baker Song ("All Black And White") 120859 8000043
Chrissie Hynde Song ("My City Was Gone") 120859 8000044
Hoagy Carmichael Song ("Stardust") 120859 8000045
Mitchell Parish Song ("Stardust") 120859 8000046
Rupert Holmes Song ("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") 120859 8000047
Richard Rogers Song ("My Favorite Things") 120859 8000048
Oscar Hammerstein Song ("My Favorite Things") 120859 8000049
Joe Maneri Song Performer ("Paniots Nine") 120788 8000050
Captain Song Performer ("Soul Power") 120788 8000051
Lester Young Song Performer ("On The Sunny Side Of The Street") 120788 8000052
Jay McShann Song Performer ("Blue Devil's Jump") 120788 8000054
Jay McShann Song Performer ("Taint Nobody's Bizness (If I Do)") 120788 8000055
Marvin Gaye Song Performer ("Ain't That Peculiar") 120788 8000056
Eytan Mirsky Song Performer ("American Splendor") 120788 8000061
Dizzy Gillespie Song Performer ("Lady Be Good") 120788 8000062
Mark Cherrie Song Performer ("Big Ed") 120788 8000063
Noel Pagan Song Performer ("Silent Morning") 120788 8000064
The Pretenders Song Performer ("My City Was Gone") 120788 8000065
Dizzy Gillespie Song Performer ("Stardust") 120788 8000066
Rupert Holmes Song Performer ("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") 120788 8000067
John Coltrane Song Performer ("My Favorite Things") 120788 8000068
Therese DePrez Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Robert Desue Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Donald Liegl Swing Gang n/a 434 9000003
David Mooney Swing Gang n/a 434 9000004
Erika Rice Swing Gang n/a 434 9000005
John Champion Swing Gang n/a 434 9000006
Jack Gardner Swing Gang n/a 434 9000007
James Todd Swing Gang n/a 434 9000008
Kenneth Kellers Leadman n/a 433 9000009
Diana Stoughton Dresser n/a 120967 9000010
Deborah Marsh Art Department Coordinator n/a 195 9000011
Beth O'Brien Art Department Art Department Intern 120843 9000012
Matt Hausmann Art Department Art Department Intern 120843 9000013
Todd Heckeler Art Department (Art Department Intern) 120843 9000014
Dustin Lucien Art Department Art Department Intern 120843 9000015
Shaina Malkin Art Department Art Department Intern 120843 9000016
Mike O'Neill Art Department Art Department Intern 120843 9000017
Ann Goulder Casting n/a 179 10000001
Elizabeth Baird Casting Assistant Principals Casting Assistant 177 10000002
Kendall Embrescia Casting Assistant n/a 177 10000003
Marcy Ronen Extras Casting (Cleveland) 120851 10000004
Melinka Thompson-Godoy Production Executive (Good Machine) 118216 11000001
Evyen Klean Consultant Music Consultant 120784 12000001
Michael Wilkinson Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Murshel Lewis Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000002
R Deanna Hair Hair Department Head 120794 13000003
Kathy Madison Hair Additional Hair 120794 13000004
Deborah Lilly Hair Hair Swing 120794 13000005
Robin Fields Key Costumer n/a 351 13000006
Kathy Madison Makeup Additional Makeup 353 13000007
Deborah Lilly Makeup Makeup Swing 353 13000008
Luisa Abel Makeup Supervisor Makeup Department Head 517 13000009
Kimberlee Andrews Wardrobe Assistant Costume Assistant 120809 13000010
Sarah Silver Wardrobe Assistant Wardrobe Intern 120809 13000011
Jeff Stern ADR Editor n/a 220 14000001
Mick Davies Boom Operator n/a 215 14000002
George Lara Foley Foley Supervisor 120961 14000003
Jay Peck Foley Artist n/a 223 14000004
Ron Bochar Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000005
Chris Fielder Sound Transfer Assistant 120816 14000006
Allan Zaleski Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000007
Whit Norris Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000008
Nicholas Renbeck Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000009
Dan Jarrell Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Keith Nickoson Grip n/a 365 15000002
Jack Yager Grip n/a 365 15000003
Joseph McDermott Grip Additional Grip 365 15000004
Jonathan Meyer Grip Additional Grip 365 15000005
Michael Taylor Grip Additional Grip 365 15000006
Adam White Grip Additional Grip 365 15000007
Steven Ramsey Gaffer n/a 268 15000008
Julie Lindstrom Electrician n/a 450 15000009
Lester Parker Electrician n/a 450 15000010
Chuck Cocita Electrician Additional Electric 450 15000011
George McDougall Electrician Additional Electric 450 15000012
Christy Taddeo Electrician Additional Electric 450 15000013
John Turk Electrician Additional Electric 450 15000014
Ronald Zabarsky Electrician Additional Electric 450 15000015
Joe Cassano Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000016
Matthew Jennings Best Boy Grip n/a 265 15000017
Russell Wulff Best Boy Electric n/a 259 15000018
Jennifer Freed Post-Production Accountant (Trevanna Post Inc.) 120979 16000001
Brian Cantaldi Assistant Accountant Bookkeeper 120950 16000002
Alison Cohen Legal Counsel (Epstein, Levinson, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein LLP) 120913 18000001
Virginia Herdman Craft Service n/a 120903 22000001
Sara Lieberth Craft Service n/a 120903 22000002
Paula Collins Craft Service Craft Service Assistant 120903 22000003
William Ball Craft Service Additional Craft Assistant 120903 22000004
Michael Santeramo Catering Chef 120954 22000005
Robert Langhorst Catering Assistant Chef 120954 22000006
Gary Leib Visual Effects Designer n/a 120955 23000001
John Kuramoto Digital Effects Artist Compositor 120960 23000002
Gary Leib Animator n/a 483 23000003
John Kuramoto Animator n/a 483 23000004
Lynn Kramer Assistant Props n/a 120904 24000001
Dean Macur Assistant Props n/a 120904 24000002
Mindy Harris Property Master n/a 120805 24000003
Tema Levine Assistant (to Production Designer) 120820 25000001
Jason Hall Assistant (to Christine Walker) 120820 25000002
Lamia Guellati Assistant (to Ted Hope) 120820 25000003
Derrick Kardos Assistant n/a 120820 25000004
Billy Lalor Assistant n/a 120820 25000005
Alexa Zimmerman Assistant First Assistant(Post Production) 120820 25000006
Ruth Hernandez Assistant First Assistant(Post Production) 120820 25000007
Eric Moss-Barnes Production Assistant (to Cast) 275 25000008
Chris Petro Production Assistant (to Cast) 275 25000009
Wayne Conway Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000010
Thomas McCue Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000011
Mitchell Gutman Post-Production Post-Production Intern 120945 25000012
Roman Wlaszyn Transportation Picture Car Wrangler 120992 25000013
Chad Bronson Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000014
Ryan Polack Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000015
Elizabeth Rohrbaugh Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000016
Devon Zeigler Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000017
Andy Bethke Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000018
Amanda Preputnik Set Production Assistant Additional Set Production Assistant 371 25000019
David Jones Set Production Assistant Additional Set Production Assistant 371 25000020
Lesley Ward-Zickefoose Production Secretary n/a 367 25000021
Jennifer O'Neal Production Secretary Additional Production Secretary 367 25000022
Jason Gerstein Office Production Assistant n/a 120909 25000023
Cheryl Dennis Driver n/a 273 25000024
Russ Minerd Driver n/a 273 25000025
Larry Spencer Driver n/a 273 25000026
Elisabeth Giglio Manager (C5) 120827 28000001
Janelle Fletcher Manager Avid Facility Manager 120827 28000002
Synopsis
Harvey Pekar is file clerk at the local VA hospital. His interactions with his co-workers offer some relief from the monotony, and their discussions encompass everything from music to the decline of American culture to new flavors of jellybeans and life itself. At home, Harvey fills his days with reading, writing and listening to jazz. His apartment is filled with thousands of books and LPs, and he regularly scours Cleveland's thrift stores and garage sales for more, savoring the rare joy of a 25-cent find. It is at one of these junk sales that Harvey meets Robert Crumb, a greeting card artist and music enthusiast. When, years later, Crumb finds international success for his underground comics, the idea that comic books can be a valid art form for adults inspires Harvey to write his own brand of comic book. An admirer of naturalist writers like Theodore Dreiser, Harvey makes his "American Splendor" a truthful, unsentimental record of his working-class life, a warts-and-all self portrait. First published in 1976, the comic earns Harvey cult fame throughout the 1980s and eventually leads him to the sardonic Joyce Barber, a partner in a Delaware comic book store who end ups being Harvey's true soul mate as they experience the bizarre byproducts of Harvey's cult celebrity stature.