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Kick-Ass (2010)

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Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, 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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I can't read your mind. But I can kick your ass. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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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

In the comic, Big Daddy's backstory about being an ex-cop was a lie. He was an accountant who was bored with his life and kidnapped his daughter and made her into a vigilante. Many fans preferred the film version, including Mark Millar, who said that it "would have messed up the structure of the movie". The comic's artist John Romita, Jr. stated that Big Daddy's story in the film "works better stopping short...You love him better in the film". See more »

Goofs

When Frank D'Amico is interrupted by a telephone call, he is training on a Jong (wooden dummy), which is used primarily in Chinese martial arts. He's also wearing a karate Gi, which is used in Japanese martial arts. Many martial artists cross-train between arts. Studying karate wouldn't prevent him from using a Jong for striking. See more »

Quotes

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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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Kryptonite
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Written by Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts and Todd Harrell
Performed by 3 Doors Down
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User Reviews

 
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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