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 -  Action | Comedy | Romance  -  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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Storyline

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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I can't fly. But I can kick your ass. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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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:

Kick-Ass - Un superhéroe sin super poderes  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,828,687 (USA) (16 April 2010)

Gross:

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

Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn knew each other socially through Jane Goldman and her husband, but came to work together because of Thor (2011). Millar had sent Vaughn some suggestions for the Marvel adaptation, but Vaughn ultimately left that project. He came to Millar to see if he had any interesting ideas, nearly leading to a sequel to the Bible called "American Jesus". As they were discussing that, Millar mentioned Kick-Ass, and started sending Vaughn the early script for the comic. See more »

Goofs

When Frank takes Stu's gun to kill the Kick-Ass impersonator, he pulls it from a holster on Stu's right shoulder, meaning that Stu is a left-handed shooter. Later, in the fight in Frank's apartment, we see Stu with his handgun as a right-handed shooter. See more »

Quotes

[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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References Scarface (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Make Me Wanna Die
(Taylor Momsen / Ben Phillips / Kato Khandwala)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Pretty Reckless Music (BMI), The Undertaker's Daughter (BMI)
Produced by Kato Khandwala
Performed by The Pretty Reckless
Licensed courtesy of Interscope
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Best original superhero movie to date
12 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first saw Kick Ass i was expecting more action than comedy. However, I was wrong with how surprisingly funny the movie turned out to be. I thought Hit Girl was what made the movie shine as she was cussing and slaughtering people. Aaron Johnson did a good job playing the lead role of Kick Ass and I thought Nicolas Cage was good at playing Big Daddy as it wasn't the typical Cage film. This movie beats a lot of those stupid high school movies and chick flicks that are trying to be funny but fail. This is a great combination of bloody action and comedy. Its the Super Bad meets Kill Bill genre. I highly recommend this film.


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