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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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Craig Mazin

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Craig Mazin
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Cast

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
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superhero! See more »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dimension Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended edition) | (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie was a spin off of the Scary Movie movie franchise. See more »

Goofs

After Stephen Hawking is thrown out of his chair into the bee hive, he is talking on his computer voice. He can't do that without the equipment built into his chair. See more »

Quotes

Rick Riker: [opening the front door] Uncle Albert!
[Albert turns and shoots a nail from a nail gun; Rick catches the nail]
Uncle Albert: [amazed] How did you do that?
Rick Riker: It's... easier than it looks.
Uncle Albert: [shoots Trey in the hand] Nope. I don't think so.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Youth in Revolt (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

All By Myself
Written by Eric Carmen and Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performed by The Rescues
Produced by Gabriel Mann
Courtesy of Red Wind Records
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User Reviews

 
I loved this movie.
13 April 2008 | by b-hugzSee all my reviews

I Loved this movie.. I don't know what else to say.. I love all the movies that make fun of other movies. When I looked at the rating it said PG on it.. (Maybe this is just in Canada?) When I went into the Theatre there was a row of about 7 10 year old boys. I Went with my best friends and they loved every minute of it. The Humor was the best thing about it.. and Drake Bell's performance was great. I definitely will be buying this movie when it comes out.. I don't know why everyone else had a problem with it.. I recommend this movie to anyone who is at least 13 and can handle joke about sex,drugs, and swearing. For anyone who didn't like it.. they really need to learn to laugh.. :P For anyone who did like the movie thats great and I'm glad you have a sense of humor. :D


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