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Superhero Movie (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 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 overview, first billed only:
Drake Bell ... Rick Riker
Sara Paxton ... Jill Johnson
Christopher McDonald ... Lou Landers
Leslie Nielsen ... Uncle Albert
Kevin Hart ... Trey
Marion Ross ... Aunt Lucille
Ryan Hansen ... Lance Landers
Keith David ... The Chief of Police
Brent Spiner ... Dr. Strom
Robert Joy ... Dr. Hawking
Jeffrey Tambor ... Dr. Whitby
Robert Hays ... Blaine Riker
Nicole Sullivan ... Julia Riker
Sam Cohen Sam Cohen ... Young Rick
Tracy Morgan ... Professor Xavier


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Producer David Zucker had previously worked with Robert Hays and Leslie Nielsen--Hays and Nielsen in Airplane! (1980), and Nielsen in The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988). See more »


When the truck driver honks his horn, the sound of an air horn is heard. In order to sound that horn, he would have to pull a cord. Pressing on the steering sounds the city horn, which has a different sound. See more »


Jill's Mother: You're a whore just like your mother.
Rick Riker: Who was that?
Jill Johnson: My mother.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Dimension Films logo changes from its standard blue color to Dragonfly green. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Castilian Spanish edition on DVD/Blu-ray runs 86 minutes. It's not a extended version of the film but actually the theatrical cut with 7 minutes of mixing deleted/extended scenes of the movie during the end credits. It also includes in those 7 minutes the Craig Bierko's scene as Wolverine. See more »


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Written by Drake Bell and Michael Corcoran
Performed by Drake Bell
Produced by Michael Corcoran
Courtesy of Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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User Reviews

Not one of the better comedy movies this year
22 April 2008 | by robertallenandersonjrSee all my reviews

Superhero Movie was not even close to as good as I thought it would be. Although I didn't like it im not going to lie it was pretty funny throughout the whole movie. I thought that it would have had more of a point to it. It made fun of only one movie and that was Spider Man. This had to honestly be the shortest movie I have ever seen. They might say its 1 hour and 20 minutes but it doesn't even get to that. The previews took up 10 minutes and then 1 hour of the movie. I really wasn't that mad that it wasn't that long because if it was it would have been worse. The only thing that really saved this movie were a couple of the characters in it. I think that one more bad thing about the movie was that they didn't show enough of the good characters in it. Sara Paxton really was the one who saved this movie. She was very pretty once again. I think that out of all the scary movies, Meet The Spartans, Epic Movie, and Date movie this was the worst yet. They all also seem to be very short for some reason. I think that they run out of things to put in the movies. In this movie thought they kept making each scene to long. In each of the funny scenes it was like wow thats funny then 20 seconds later it would still be going on, it was like just end the scene. When you go into this kind of movie though you have to expect a short and stupid movie. This was probably the most stupid movie I have ever seen. This was definitely not worth 10 dollars on going to see. If you need to go see this only spend like 7 dollars or wait for DVD. Overall this was a stupid and pointless movie thrown in with a couple good laughs.

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Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superhero! See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,510,297, 30 March 2008

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dimension Films See more »
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Technical Specs


| (extended edition) | (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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