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Super (2010)

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After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, but lacking in heroic skills.

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Detective John Felkner
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Abe
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Toby
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Frank Sr. (as Paul Taylor)
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Storyline

Frank Darrbo is a hapless fry cook. When his wife Sarah falls off the wagon and dumps him for Jacques, a drug dealer, Frank tries to get her back by reporting her kidnapped, grabbing her from Jacques' car, and wailing for her to return. After watching Christian TV and having a vision, he becomes a superhero to fight evil. He sews a costume, finds a weapon (a pipe wrench) and looks for crimes to stop. He has problems: his wrench inflicts real injury, so the cops want him for being a vigilante, his sense of boundaries is flawed, and Jacques' gang has guns. Libby, a clerk at a comic book store, becomes his sidekick, and it's time to go save Sarah. What chance do they have? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Shut up, crime!

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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10 June 2011 (Iceland)  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,549 (USA) (1 April 2011)

Gross:

$322,157 (USA) (20 May 2011)
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Trivia

Towards the end of the movie when Liv Tyler is in her rehab group session, she is heard stating "f**ked up, insecure, neurotic, and emotional". This is a reference and nod to her rocker father Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith) and his 1980's song "FINE" which is an acronym for the same line. See more »

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After getting shot, Frank drives away and the shadow of the camera man is visible on the Crimson Bolt. The sun is on the other side (car has turned around) in the next shot in the car. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frank D'Arbo: I've had two perfect moments in my life. The first is when I married Sarah. The other, I was downtown.
[purse snatcher runs past]
Frank D'Arbo: He went in there, officer.
Frank D'Arbo: Two perfect moments, which offset a life of pain.
[getting spanked as a child]
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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: American Ultra (2015) See more »

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God Knows My Name
Written by Peder Akerman, Viktor Brobacke, Per Nyström (as Per Nystrom), Alexander Roth, Christoffer Roth, Glenn Sundell and Anders Wendin
Performed by Monster
Licensed by Arrangement with WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) o/b/o Songs and Stories Publishing (STIM)
Courtesy of 2000 Burning Heart Records/Epitaph Europe
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My Hilarious Awesome Twisted Fantasies
28 July 2011 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I love Rainn Wilson, he's a fantastic actor, and now with Ellen Page by his side, amazing!

This is the kind of movie where you laugh at the craziest stuff you've ever seen, and at the same time can feel a bit compassionate to the role who is played by Rainn. Ellen Page play the part as the sidekick to The Crimson Bolt, Boltie. She is full of energy all the time and nothing can stop her from having her fun. She is like the commercials for red bull, but it looks like she's always on red bull. And i was quite shocked when i saw that Andre Royo was starring in this movie, well known from The Wire, but he just had a small role.

A totally MUST SEE movie!


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