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Kick-Ass (2010)

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Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

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Matthew Vaughn

Writers:

Jane Goldman (screenplay), Matthew Vaughn (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... Dave Lizewski / Kick-Ass (as Aaron Johnson)
Garrett M. Brown ... Mr. Lizewski
Evan Peters ... Todd
Deborah Twiss ... Mrs. Zane
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Katie Deauxma
Sophie Wu ... Erika Cho
Elizabeth McGovern ... Mrs. Lizewski
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Chris D'Amico / Red Mist
Stu 'Large' Riley ... Huge Goon (as Stu Riley)
Johnny Hopkins ... 1st Gang Kid
Ohene Cornelius Ohene Cornelius ... 2nd Gang Kid
Mark Strong ... Frank D'Amico
Michael Rispoli ... Big Joe
Corey Johnson ... Sporty Goon
Kenneth Simmons Kenneth Simmons ... Scary Goon
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Storyline

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training. Written by Daniel J. Leary

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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I can't fly. But I can kick your ass. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Was the second most pirated film of 2010 (11.4 million downloads on BitTorrent), ahead of Inception (2010) which was #3 (9.72 million downloads). Avatar (2009) was #1 (16.58 million downloads). See more »

Goofs

When Kick-Ass and Red Mist enter the burning lumber warehouse, they pull open the front doors, which clearly have glass in them. When they exit the same building, they jump through the front doors, which now have no glass in them at all. The fire hasn't reached the doors yet, so the glass should still be there. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dave Lizewski: I always wondered why nobody did it before me. I mean, all those comic books, movies, TV shows. You think that one eccentric loner would've made himself a costume. I mean, is everyday life really so exciting? Are schools and offices so thrilling that I'm the only one who fantasized about this? Come on, be honest with yourself. At some point in our lives we all wanna be a superhero.
Dave Lizewski: That's not me,by the way. That's some Armenia guy with a history of mental health problems.
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

(Banana Splits) Tra La La Song
(Mark Barkan / Ritchie Adams)
Published by © 1968 (Renewed) Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI)
All Rights Reserved
Performed by The Dickies
Courtesy of Mercury Records (London) Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Kick-Ass
15 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

A great adaptation of the source material makes for a very entertaining and violent ride. Begs the question, what would a superhero be like in real life? If you dig violent action and can handle a lot of profanity, this movie could be for you. Chloe Grace Moretz without question steals the show in this one.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,828,687, 18 April 2010

Gross USA:

$48,071,303

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,188,903
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2.35 : 1
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