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American Splendor

Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Harvey Pekar, Shari Springer Berman, Earl Billings, James Urbaniak, Judah Friedlander, Robert Pulcini, Toby Radloff, Joyce Brabner, Donal Logue, Molly Shannon, James McCaffrey, Josh Hutcherson
Ernest Hemingway | Harvey Pekar
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Hospital file clerk Harvey Pekar’s soon to be ex wife Lana tells him, “I gotta get out of here before I kill myself.” (0:07) 

Harvey: “I was always a collector.” Is Harvey a hoarder?
Cartoon: “This is like being a junky!!”
“I admit to having an obsessive-compulsive quality in me.” (0:10)

Harvey, referring to cartoonist Bob Crumb: “They made a movie about him too.” (0:11)

Harvey’s friend tells the others, “We have a regular Hemingway here.” (0:25)

Harvey asks his coworker, “What, do I seem depressed, Toby?” (0:30)

Comic book store clerk Joyce tells Harvey, “I find most American cities to be depressing in the same way.” (0:48)

Toby tells Harvey, “It’s a new film called Revenge of the Nerds.”
Harvey: “So what you’re saying is you identify with those nerds.” (0:50)

Joyce: “Harvey... can be very depressed, and therefore very depressing.” (0:52)

Theater marquis: “REVENGE OF THE NERDS”
Harvey tells Toby: “... this Revenge of the Nerds ain’t reality.” (0:53)

Joyce tells Harvey, “That’s because you’re obsessive-compulsive.”
Harvey: “I don’t wanna hear that psycho-babble crap.”
Joyce: “You are the poster child for the DSM-III. I’ll have you know I come from a very dysfunctional family, Harvey. I can spot a personality disorder miles away.”
Referring to Toby: “Borderline autistic.” Asperger's? (0:55)

Joyce tells Harvey, referring to Harvey’s supervisor Mr. Boats, “Paranoid personality disorder.” (0:56)

Joyce tells Harvey, referring to Bob Crumb, “Polymorphously perverse.” (0:56)

Joyce, referring to Harvey: “Delusions of grandeur.” (0:57)

Harvey: “Joyce diagnosed herself as clinically depressed.” (1:01)

Harvey asks talk show host David Letterman, “Am I making you nervous?”
Letterman: ”No, you’re not making me nervous.” (1:07)

Joyce taps Letterman’s image on the TV screen and tells Harvey, “Megalomaniac.” (1:07)

Harvey tells Joyce, “This is crazy...” (1:12)

Doctor: “Diagnosis.” (1:18)

Harvey calls himself “... idiot.” (1:22)

Harvey and Joyce’s foster daughter Danielle: “You are obsessive-compulsive.” (1:37)

Harvey: “Joyce and I fight like crazy... The kid’s got ADD...” (1:35)