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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.

Director:

Matthew Vaughn

Writers:

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 ... 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 ... 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

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Taglines:

Shut Up. Kick-Ass. See more »

Genres:

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

Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn knew each other socially through Jane Goldman and her husband, but came to work together because of Thor (2011). Millar had sent Vaughn some suggestions for the Marvel adaptation, but Vaughn ultimately left that project. He came to Millar to see if he had any interesting ideas, nearly leading to a sequel to the Bible called "American Jesus". As they were discussing that, Millar mentioned Kick-Ass, and started sending Vaughn the early script for the comic. See more »

Goofs

For someone who lives several floors up, after she's rescued, she climbs one flight of stairs before being outside just makes no sense. 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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(Joan Jett / Kenny Laguna / Ritchie Cordell / Marty Kupersmith (as Martin Kupersmith))
Performed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Published by Jett Pack Music, Inc. (BMI)
Licensed courtesy of Blackheart Records Group
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Good but I'd rather have a Big Daddy and Hit girl Movie!

The first time I saw this film I was a bit disappointed I mean I loved the Big Daddy and Hit girl parts of the story I just didn't like the Kickass story all that much. His fight scenes were good but I just didn't care for the character or his group of friends the way I did for Big Daddy and Hit girl.

The second time watching it he did grow on me more but that could be because in the time between veiwings I read both Kickass graphic novels, so now this film is quite near the top of my fave comic book films (The Dark Knight, Sin City, Watchmen, X-men First class, Scott Pilgrimm Versus The World, The Crow).

This film did something something I thought o film could....it made Nicolas Cage cool again! 7/10


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UK | USA | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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