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Superhero Movie (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 28 March 2008 (USA)
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Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rick Riker
... Jill Johnson
... Lou Landers
... Uncle Albert
... Trey
... Aunt Lucille
... Lance Landers
... The Chief of Police
... Dr. Strom
... Dr. Hawking
... Dr. Whitby
... Blaine Riker
... Julia Riker
... Young Rick
... Professor Xavier
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Storyline

Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

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The greatest Superhero movie of all time! (not counting all the others)

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Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, comic violence, drug references and language | See all certifications »

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28 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Superhero!  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,510,297, 30 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,638,520

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,026,302
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Papajohn, who plays the mugger who ends up gunning Rick's parents down, originated the role of Carradine--the man who steals Uncle Ben's car after shooting him--in Spider-Man (2002). See more »

Goofs

When Dragonfly learns to fly, he sprouts wings, which would presumably tear through his costume. His back has no rips or tears in later scenes. See more »

Quotes

Rick Riker: [Rick sees that Lou is coughing blood] Are you okay, Mr. Landers?
Lou Landers: Oh, I'm fine, son. This is just healthy cough-blood!
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Crazy Credits

Several minutes of deleted scenes are included in one solid block halfway through the closing credits. See more »

Connections

References Notorious (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Douchebag of the Year
Music by James L. Venable
Lyrics by Craig Mazin
Performed by Freddie Pierce
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Misunderstood masterpiece
17 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Having seen the scary movie films and read reviews on here, I was quite dubious about how good Superhero Movie was going to be. But I was persuaded by free tickets to a UK preview.

I'm happy to say that I was astounded by the quality of the film. The jokes and acting quality are a real step up for the series. Leslie Nielsen consistently caused the audience to collapse in laughter. Meanwhile newcomers Drake Bell and Sara Paxton shine as the naive Peter Parker-type character and his love interest.

If only the originals of these movies were as good as this witty parody. Can't wait to see a sequel.


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