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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?


The live-action version of Kite is significantly toned-down, and is based on the 45 minute censored animé version (Rated 16+ by Animé Works), and not the uncut 18+ Kitty Media version. See more »


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


Sawa: Finally Karl, something comes out of your mouth that isn't a lie.
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Featured in Kite: The Making of Kite (2014) See more »


Side Pocket Blues
Written by Kenny Werner
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30 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

terrible. i love anime. seen the original many times and this is just an insult. i have no clue what blackmail they used to get Sam Jackson to play in this movie but it is just a terrible movie. I am going to watch the anime again to wash away this sin. Did the director even watch the original? I just hope Yasuomi Umetsu doesn't see this. i feel this is just a total insult to the legend. i guess it is my fault for being so eager and having high hopes that this movie was going to be spectacular BUT i really should have seen who did the screen play and director before i held my breath. for the avid anime fans like myself: steer clear from this title.

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