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Kite (2014)

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When her cop father is killed, a young woman tracks the murder with the help of his ex-partner.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaco Muller ...
Mikhal Kratsov
Annabel Linder ...
Elderly Woman
Christina Storm ...
Sawa's Mother
Jane Van Der Westhuizen ...
Urchin Girl
Detective Prinsloo
Vic Thornhill
Kenneth Nta ...
Thornhill Bodyguards
Craig Macrae ...
Thornhill Bodyguards
Jody Abrahams ...
Henrik Pillay Pillay / Jeppie
Danny Keogh ...
Clive Thornhill
Steinman Goosen ...
Young Oburi
Jolene Martin ...
Laila Pilay


Never Underestimate a Girl with Nothing to Lose. Based on the groundbreaking, cult classic anime, KITE tells the story of Sawa (India Eisley,"The Secret Life of the American Teenager," Underworld: Awakening), a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa's mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double homicide, she begins a ruthless pursuit for the man who murdered them. With the help of her father's ex-partner, Karl Aker (Samuel L. Jackson, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers, Django Unchained), and a mysterious friend from her past (Callan McAuliffe, The Great Gatsby, I Am Number Four), she becomes a merciless teen assassin, blasting her way through the dark world of human trafficking only to uncover a devastating truth. Written by Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Based on the Groundbreakin' Anime! See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, grisly images, drug and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anjo da Vingança  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Most of the characters are original to the live-action version, and don't appear in the animé. See more »


Position of Oburi's backpack on the ground when he's lighting the grenade, near the guys playing soccer. See more »


Karl Aker: Looks like somebody used a landmine to clear the sinuses.
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Featured in Kite: The Making of Kite (2014) See more »


A Beautiful Monster (You Made Me)
Written by Aaron Edwards, Rodger Gisbourne and Elex for Merchants of Venice Entertainment
Performed by M.O.V.E. featuring Elex
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Don't waste your money, this movie is terrible
14 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

So disappointing bad acting, weak plot, poor action scenes. To be honest this was one of the worst films I have seen in a long time. 3 of went to watch and all 3 of us agreed to leave about 30 min into the movie. Normally I give movies a chance to develop, but this one just got worse. Normally anything with Samuel Jackson, is an immediate thumbs up. Not sure what went wrong, but I just didn't believe him when he was on screen. Sewa the main character is supposed to be this tortured orphan set out for revenge, but there was nothing about her that made me care for her cause. I was really disappointed. Sorry Mr Jackson, but I will say save your money, I wouldn't even watch this if it was free on TV.

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