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Kick-Ass (2010)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  16 April 2010 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Lizewski / Kick-Ass (as Aaron Johnson)
Huge Goon (as Stu Riley)
Johnny Hopkins ...
Ohene Cornelius ...


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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A new breed of superheroes will be revealed. See more »


Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Release Date:

16 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ateini cia arba gausi i duda!  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,881,704 (UK) (2 April 2010)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


After being rejected by every studio they approached, Matthew Vaughn raised the budget at a dinner party and made the movie independently. Vaughn ultimately sold the movie to Universal for more than he had originally asked them for. See more »


When Big Daddy enters the room after Marcus breaks in, he clears the handgun, ejecting an "empty" shell casing, not a live round. See more »


[first lines]
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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The movie's title shows up on the license plate of a car See more »


Referenced in Reimagine: The Game (2011) See more »


Kick Ass
( Mika / Jodi Marr / RedOne )
Published by Irving Music Inc./Universal Music
Publishing Ltd./Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Performed by Mika
Licensed courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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User Reviews

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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