RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 224114245 LA Languages: English, optional Japanese ; subtitles: English. T1 American splendor A1 Pekar, Harvey., Hope, Ted., Giamatti, Paul., Davis, Hope,, Pulcini, Robert., Berman, Shari Springer., HBO Video (Firm), Fine Line Features., Good Machine (Firm), Madman Entertainment., Madman Cinema., AV Channel (Firm), Movie Show., PB Rialto Entertainment : HBO Films : Madman Cinema PP [Australia] YR 2004 AB American splendor is the story of a little-known working-class everyman, Harvey Pekar. Harvey finds love, family and creative voice through the underground comic books, but still can't manage to find the quicker supermarket checkout. Pekar is a frustrated file clerk at a V.A. Hospital, but also a comic book fan, who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life, entitled American Splendor. Along the bumpy journey he meets and marries Joyce, played by Hope Davis. also appearing in the movie are the real Harvey and Joyce, comic book renderings of the couple, and cameos by some of Harvey's closest friends.