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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

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Jane Goldman (screenplay), Matthew Vaughn (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 Johnny Hopkins ... 1st Gang Kid
Ohene Cornelius ... 2nd Gang Kid
Mark Strong ... Frank D'Amico
Michael Rispoli ... Big Joe
Corey Johnson ... Sporty Goon
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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy

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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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ateini čia arba gausi i duda! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,881,704 (United Kingdom), 4 April 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,828,687, 18 April 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,071,303

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,188,903
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the comic, Big Daddy's backstory about being an ex-cop was a lie. He was an accountant who was bored with his life and kidnapped his daughter and made her into a vigilante. Many fans preferred the film version, including Mark Millar, who said that it "would have messed up the structure of the movie". The comic's artist John Romita, Jr. stated that Big Daddy's story in the film "works better stopping short...You love him better in the film". See more »

Goofs

In the hallway, Hit Girl dramatically reloads both pistols in slow motion. She takes three shots total before the pistols run out of ammo. Then she throws the guns away and takes one from the next criminal. Hit Girl loaded the magazines herself earlier in the film; she may have ran out of bullets. 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

The movie's title shows up on the license plate of a car See more »

Connections

References X-Men (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Go Back
(Bobby Gillespie / Andrew Innes / Martin Duffy / Mani (as Gary Mounfield))
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Primal Scream
Licensed courtesy of B-Unique Records/Warner Music UK Ltd.
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Kick Ass is Bad Ass
23 April 2010 | by socklessmenaceSee all my reviews

Anyone who has ever wished to be a superhero, pretended to fly, super punch, turn invisible or just plain kick some ass but knew you never could...here's the movie for you!

Although deserving it's 18A R rating, this movie will blow your mind with awesomeness, yes thats right AWESOMENESS. The main character Kick-Ass is both comedic, quirky, and relatable (weather to yourself or someone you know) to anyone who's ever been to high school. His friends, also comedic, also will remind any guy of their own little group of three musketeers talking about movies, sports, comics and of coarse girls. The other heroes, such as Hit-Girl (who alone could provides the R rating) and Big-Daddy act as a total sub plot to the film that eventually mashes together with Kick-ass's story. They provide the majority of the REAL ASS KICKING. Also the characters actually get so connected with you that by the end you will actually feel and sympathize with the obstacles and tragedies they have to go through. Despite all the blood and violence there are some touching moments in this film.

In all, this movie rocked, it's not for kids, it'll blow your mind, the filming technique was great props to the director, the acting was good, the action was sweet, and the movie in total kicked some SERIOUS ASS!!!


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