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The Sidekick (II) (2013)

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Short | 28 min | Short, Comedy

From director Michael J. Weithorn ("The King of Queens", A Little Help) and writer/star Rob Benedict ("Supernatural", Waiting...) comes the story of Max McCabe, career sidekick. In a world populated by fairly unremarkable superheroes and ...See moreFrom director Michael J. Weithorn ("The King of Queens", A Little Help) and writer/star Rob Benedict ("Supernatural", Waiting...) comes the story of Max McCabe, career sidekick. In a world populated by fairly unremarkable superheroes and supervillains (portrayed by an ensemble of comedic actors including Ron Livingston, Lizzy Caplan, Jordan Peele, Martin Starr, Jason Ritter, Sam McMurray, Ike Barinholtz, Josh Meyers, Laura Silverman and Fred Stoller), Max McCabe (Benedict) has thrived for years as right hand man to legendary superhero Captain Wonder (Livingston) - carrying his boss's golden lasso and yelling things like, "Look out!" and "Here, catch!" But when Max, now pushing 40, begins to grow lazy and indifferent in the performing of even these minor tasks, he is unceremoniously fired and cast adrift - quickly discovering that society has little demand for an aging ex-professional buddy. Too old to compete with the up-and-comers and totally lacking any tangible "real world" skills, Max teeters on the verge of total breakdown. Ultimately though, Max will find new life through the eyes of the cute and quirky Bailey (Caplan), an elementary school teacher whose compassion helps Max discover that there is a place for him in the real world after all. THE SIDEKICK is a fresh comedic take on the superhero genre, as well as an allegory about the struggle to find your purpose in life even as you are being... repurposed. Written by Rob Benedict See less
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Jul 18, 2013 (United States)

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Rob Benedict
Max McCabe Max McCabe   See fewer
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Ron Livingston
Captain Wonder Captain Wonder   See fewer
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Lizzy Caplan
Bailey Bailey   See fewer
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Martin Starr
Blood Diamond Blood Diamond   See fewer
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Ike Barinholtz
Lightning Mike Lightning Mike   See fewer
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Oliver Bell
Bubble Gum Boy Bubble Gum Boy   See fewer
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Calvin Benedict
Caped Boy Caped Boy   See fewer
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Michael Borja
Super Club Patron Super Club Patron   See fewer
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Chance Falcon
Kid in office (as DJ Sauceda) Kid in office (as DJ Sauceda)   See fewer
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Brad Grunberg
Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy   See fewer
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David Lawson
Cat Man Cat Man   See fewer
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Sam McMurray
The Defuser The Defuser   See fewer
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Josh Meyers
Jimmy T Jimmy T   See fewer
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Stephen Norton
Super Club Patron Super Club Patron   See fewer
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Jordan Peele
Sidecar Willy Sidecar Willy   See fewer
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Allyson Reilly
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Jason Ritter
Kid Loco Kid Loco   See fewer
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Steven Sievers
Turtle Man Turtle Man   See fewer
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Laura Silverman
Tango Girl Tango Girl   See fewer
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Richard Speight Jr.
Lucky Lance Lucky Lance   See fewer
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Fred Stoller
Stretch Stretch   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 84 votes