Sidekick

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When mild mannered computer consultant and comic book fanatic Normal Neale discovers that his coworker Victor Ventura has telekinetic abilities, he makes it his mission to help Victor refine his powers and become a genuine superhero. Sure Norman may know his way around a computer, but his true passions in life are comic books and Andrea - the pretty office receptionist who who's never even cast him a second glance. Every night Norman goes home to his empty apartment and dreams of fighting crime on the streets. Then, one day, Norman realizes that swaggering salesman Victor possesses powers beyond his comprehension. After consulting with his best friend Chuck, a comic book store owner who knows a thing or two about superheroes, Norman realizes that it's up to him to help Victor realize the true potential of his power. Once Victor begins using his telekinesis to fight crime, Norman will become his sidekick and together this pair will make the city streets safe for law-abiding citizens. But as Victor begins to harness his powers, Norman is forced to confront the painful realization that some people just aren't cut out to be superheroes - even if they do possess superhuman abilities.

Cast

David Ingram
as Victor Ventura
Perry Mucci
as Norman Neale
Mackenzie Lush
as Andrea Hicks
Julian Osen
as Carson Fleming
John Illingworth
as Mr. Richmond
Pat Brown
as Larry Thornton
Ryan Ward
as Ted Harris
Ken Lashley
as Himself
Sean Beatty
as Detective No. 1
Scott Carman
as Bartender
Jacey Dean
as Woman in Bar
Byron Mumford
as Hood No. 1
Tanya Grout
as Attractive Woman
Matt Olmstead
as Hood No. 2
Christian Kada
as Hood No. 3
Marco Dellapenna
as Hood No. 4
Adam Lazarus
as Police Officer
Monique Lahey
as Passing Woman
John Nicol
as Security Guard
Kim Zayac
as Detective No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Sidekick

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  • Sidekick improves through every one of its later scenes, building and building to something wildly original.

    August 27, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • After seeing it, I wonder why someone didn't think of this particular idea before.

    May 29, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • In a perfect antidote to this summer's pretentious, superhero extravaganzas, Sidekick is a sweet, indie spoof of the genre. ... It's consistently cute.

    May 21, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • One of the best superhero films I've ever seen...

    October 6, 2007 | Full Review…
  • A terrifically funny movie about a computer/comics nerd who learns of his co-worker's telekinetic powers and decides to train him.

    December 29, 2006
  • A twisted superhero story that has reportedly been purchased for a big-budget Hollywood remake, though this indie version is certainly good enough for multiplexes.

    December 29, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sidekick

  • Apr 14, 2008
    B-movie with the heart in the right spot.
    The M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 23, 2008
    Woohoo! Score one for inventive Canadian cinema! Perry Mucci is so sweet and charming as Norman, and is wonderful especially in contrast to David Ingram's Victor. Norman, which slightly one-dimensional is endearing as the hopeless fanboy who clings to his co-worker. Victor is the most interesting character in this movie though, because little by little his true talent and, with them, colours start to show, all thanks to his nerdy little mentor. This movie may look like hell, but it's really pretty good.
    Emily A Super Reviewer

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