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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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Cast

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Dave Lizewski / Kick-Ass (as Aaron Johnson)
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Mr. Lizewski
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Erika Cho
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Mrs. Lizewski
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Huge Goon (as Stu Riley)
Johnny Hopkins ...
1st Gang Kid
Ohene Cornelius ...
2nd Gang Kid
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Sporty Goon
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Scary Goon
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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 see through walls. 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!  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,881,704 (United Kingdom), 4 April 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,828,687, 18 April 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,071,303

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,188,903
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dexter Fletcher, who plays Cody is crushed in a bright yellow Range Rover. He played a police officer in Layer Cake (2004), and stole a bright yellow Range Rover at the end. Layer Cake was also directed by Matthew Vaughn. See more »

Goofs

During Kick-Ass' first mission, he is hit by the car just after the car thief stabs him. The scene cuts to Dave in an ambulance, where a paramedic puts a neck brace on Dave after he is on the stretcher. Patients with suspected neck injuries are supposed to be fitted with a neck brace before they are loaded onto a stretcher. See more »

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[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 Sunset Blvd. (1950) 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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Good but I'd rather have a Big Daddy and Hit girl Movie!
6 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

The first time I saw this film I was a bit disappointed I mean I loved the Big Daddy and Hit girl parts of the story I just didn't like the Kickass story all that much. His fight scenes were good but I just didn't care for the character or his group of friends the way I did for Big Daddy and Hit girl.

The second time watching it he did grow on me more but that could be because in the time between veiwings I read both Kickass graphic novels, so now this film is quite near the top of my fave comic book films (The Dark Knight, Sin City, Watchmen, X-men First class, Scott Pilgrimm Versus The World, The Crow).

This film did something something I thought o film could....it made Nicolas Cage cool again! 7/10


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