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Superhero Movie (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 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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Taglines:

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

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Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)  »

Also Known As:

Superhero!  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,510,297, 30 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,638,520

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,026,302
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It's the second film with Leslie Nielsen and Robert Hays (who plays Blaine Riker, Rick's father). Previously, they played together in Airplane! (1980). See more »

Goofs

When Dragonfly learns to fly, he sprouts wings, which would presumably tear through his costume. His back has no rips or tears in later scenes. See more »

Quotes

Lunatic Editor: [Gently carried away] I know the Mayor of Venus! Hamburgers can see the Future!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Rocky III (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

All By Myself
Written by Eric Carmen and Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performed by The Rescues
Produced by Gabriel Mann
Courtesy of Red Wind Records
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Why thought of as so bad?
4 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Well, I've been reading the reviews on this film for quite a while now, and I've got to say: why is everyone complaining about it? To be perfectly honest, I saw this film because my best friend rented it, so I hadn't had a chance of reading any of the reviews online. If it had been the other way around, I probably wouldn't have seen it, and that would have been just a darn shame. So what if some of the situations are a little extreme? So what if it all seems a little "Oh, come on!" - that's what this type of comedy is all about! I had a good laugh watching this, and I strongly suggest this for a friend night...but definitely not the movie I'd see on a family night.


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