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Superhero Movie (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 28 March 2008 (USA)
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Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

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Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

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The greatest Superhero movie of all time! (not counting all the others)


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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, comic violence, drug references and language | See all certifications »

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28 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Superhero!  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,510,297 (USA) (28 March 2008)

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$25,871,834 (USA) (18 July 2008)
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Trivia

Was originally called "Superhero!", because of the other David Zucker movies Airplane! (1980) and The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988). It was changed to "Superhero Movie" because of the success of Date Movie (2006) and Epic Movie (2007). See more »

Goofs

When the truck driver honks his horn, the sound of an air horn is heard. In order to sound that horn, he would have to pull a cord. Pressing on the steering sounds the city horn, which has a different sound. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Stephen Hawking: If there is one lesson my life can teach, is it that the spirit is stronger than the body. The hero comes from within.
Dragonfly: Those are Celine Dion lyrics.
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Crazy Credits

Several minutes of deleted scenes are included in one solid block halfway through the closing credits. See more »


Soundtracks

I Need A Hero
Written by Michael Jay, Sara Paxton and Johnny Pedersen
Performed by Sara Paxton
Produced by Jam N' Jay
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Finally they got rid of Adam Seltz and Jason Friedburg.
7 April 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The "movie" movie series was really going for a while there (All the Scary Movies had me in stitches) it bombed for a while when Adam Seltz and Jason Friedburg took over and here is a brief show is a list of ratings of some of the other "movie" movies: Date Movie: 57% Epic Movie: 50% Meet The Spartans: 48% But with this one the series gets better with Superhero films being sent up in a playful way and it is actually really funny. It is a little hit and miss but I think that adds to the final feel to the "dumbness" to the film. I think that this is worth a view for the fans of Scary Movie and haters of the later "movie" movies. Overall this is a good and funny film good for a laugh once or twice and I give it a fair rating of 65%.


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