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Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

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Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training. Written by Daniel J. Leary

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Shut Up. Kick-Ass. See more »

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Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children | See all certifications »

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16 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ateini cia arba gausi i duda!  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,881,704 (UK) (2 April 2010)

Gross:

$48,043,505 (USA) (25 June 2010)
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Trivia

Mark Millar revealed Kick-Ass would not have existed if not for Glen Michael and his Cartoon Cavalcade TV show. See more »

Goofs

In the Kick-Ass unmasking shootout scene, Hit-Girl's point of view is too high. She is a relatively small child, but the night-vision shots, supposedly from her point-of-view, show the height of the shooter to be roughly that of the full-grown victims. See more »

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Dave Lizewski: I always wondered why nobody did it before me. I mean, all those comic books, movies, TV shows. You think that one eccentric loner would've made himself a costume. I mean, is everyday life really so exciting? Are schools and offices so thrilling that I'm the only one who fantasized about this? Come on, be honest with yourself. At some point in our lives we all wanna be a superhero.
Dave Lizewski: That's not me,by the way. That's some Armenia guy with a history of mental health problems.
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References Batman (1989) See more »

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Stand Up
(Liam Howlett / Manfred Mann / Peter Thomas)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd and by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp
Performed by The Prodigy
Licensed courtesy of Cooking Vinyl
(p) 2009 Cooking Vinyl Ventures Prodigy Ltd. under exclusive worldwide license to Cooking Vinyl Ltd. courtesy of Take Me To The Hospital Ltd.
Use of "One Way Glass" by Manfred Mann's Earth Band courtesy of Creature Music Ltd.
Dave Grohl appears courtesy of Roswell/RCA Records
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Brilliant. Everything works perfectly in this amazing movie.
7 July 2010 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Kick-ass tells the story of Dave, a common teenager without anything special about him. Through his sense of justice and some events he decides to become a "Superhero" and hardly tries to save innocent people.

Why did I like this movie so much? Well, that's not easy to explain. The acting was flawless (in my opinion) with Aaron (Dave/Kick-ass), Chloe (Hit-girl) and Christopher (Chris/Red Mist) giving their best and shining throughout the entire movie. The storyline, even though it may not be the most original one, is amazingly well developed. The movie goes by at a perfect rhythm, combining comedy with action just perfectly. The music was amazingly well picked and combined 100% with every scene. and so on and so forth...

When I left the theater I was so excited, so happy and so energetic, it looked like I just had a shot of adrenaline! And I couldn't stop talking about the movie. It's been a really long time since I felt this way about a movie.

Now I know this movie is going to feed a lot of haters. It's normal. A lot of people walk into the theater with their mind already set, like "This movie is for nerds. It's going to suck so much.", if you have that kind of mentality just save yourself the time and don't watch it. Why bother if throughout the whole movie you're just going to be looking for flaws or rolling your eyes at every joke.

I loved this movie. I don't care about anything other people say. Kick- ass is my favorite movie of all time. I have no doubt about that.


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