Kick-Ass (2010) Poster



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Followed by 

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)


Kick-Ass: The Game (2010) (Video Game)


Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Dave uses this as an example of why his narration does not prove he survived
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Morricone's theme music can be heard when Hit Girl attacks d'Amico's quarters.
Batman (1966) (TV Series)
Big Daddy talks like Adam West's Batman.
The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (1968) (TV Series)
Punk version of their theme song is played in scene where Hit-Girl masscures drug dealers
Tie han rou qing (1974)
Mentioned by Mindy while being quizzed by her dad.
Taxi Driver (1976)
"You talking to me" to the mirror...
Superman (1978)
Referenced in the beginning, when the man sitting in the chair is being interrogated
Scarface (1983)
"Say hello to my little friend"
Woodchipper Massacre (1988) (Video)
Woodchiper death scene
Batman (1989)
Red Mist quotes The Joker a the end. "Wait till they get a load of me"
The Crow (1994)
The black tears make-up on Red Mist looks exactly like Eric Dravens make-up in The Crow
Natural Born Killers (1994)
When Hit-Girl chioces which thug to kill she plays the game of Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Mallory did the same thing in Natural Born Killers
Family Guy (1998) (TV Series)
Mentioned by Todd on Skype.
American Beauty (1999)
Dave uses this as an example of why his narration does not prove he survived
X-Men (2000)
Dave compares himself to Wolverine while watching his x-rays. Later, he says that he envies the X-Men
Spider-Man (2002)
Dave says "With no power comes no responsibilities." as a reference to "With great power comes great responsibility."
28 Days Later... (2002)
A version of John Murphy's 28 Days Later... (2002) theme plays while D'Amico watches the video of Big Daddy's attack on the lumber warehouse.
Hellboy (2004)
Hellboy Poster
1 Night in Paris (2004) (Video)
Someone jokes about fictional sex tape "One Night in Spider-Man 4" after mentioning Paris Hilton
Lost (2004) (TV Series)
Dave mentions wanting to know how it ends
Layer Cake (2004)
SPOILER: Dexter Fletcher, Cody in this film played Cody in Matthew Vaughan's Layer Cake and is crushed in a Yellow Range Rover, an iconic vehicle from the earlier film
Sin City (2005)
Dave uses this as an example of why his narration does not prove he survived
Fantastic Four (2005)
Dave says that he envies the Fantastic Four
Clerks II (2006)
Dave says with no power comes no responsibility, which was Clerks II tagline.
Ugly Betty (2006) (TV Series)
Dave mentions this when talking about hanging out with Katie to his friends.
Dexter (2006) (TV Series)
Dave Lizewski: "Like every serial killer already knew: eventually fantasizing just doesn't do it for you anymore."
Step Brothers (2008)
When Kick-Ass and Red-Mist are fighting in the end they knock each other out just like Brennen and Dale when they are fighting in the drum-set scene
The Spirit (2008)
Cinema in the film is avdertising "Coming soon... The Spirit 3".
Watchmen (2009)
Dr. Manhattan figure can be seen in the comic store
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
When Katie is talking about comics she has read, she mentions the Scott Pilgrim series.

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Eva Mendes/Christopher Mintz-Plasse/The Dead Weather (2009) (TV Episode)
Christopher Mintz-Plasse mentions how he is going to be in it.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.37 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Christopher Mintz-Plasse from the film will be on the show
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse/The Last Airbender/Grown Ups (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen says the trailer for "Red" to the premise of this movie
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Dinner for Schmucks/Charlie St. Cloud/Get Low (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett mentions Chloë Grace Moretz role before reviewing the trailer to "Let Me In"
Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera Part 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
A cover of the Banana Splits's "The Tra La La Song" by The Dickies was used in this film.
The Simpsons: Donnie Fatso (2010) (TV Episode)
A villain's surname is D'Amico, this is a reference to the main villain in Kick-Ass Frank D'Amico.
Midnight Movie Review: The Great 2010 Review (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned and shown in overview on 2010.
Deon (2010) (Short)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2011) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
The Hour: Episode #7.74 (2011) (TV Episode)
George Stroumboulopoulos mentions it regarding the real life superhero Phoenix Jones.
Reimagine: The Game (2011) (Video Game)
Referenced in the Comic Book Movies level.
Half in the Bag: Super and The Watchman (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Conan: The Decline of Dee Klein (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
Convention attendees seen dress up as Kick Ass & Hit-Girl.
Rude Tube: Ultimate Stunts (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Damien Walters.
Natholdet - med Anders Breinholt: Jørgen Fonemy SPECIAL (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD case is seen
Norman Lovett: Outside the Box (2012) (Video)
At the end of the show, Norman puts on a purple wig and mask and does a quote from this.
The Rep (2012)
There's a poster of it in a movie theatre. The title also appears elsewhere.
Hotline Miami (2012) (Video Game)
The use of masks as disguises were cited by the developers as an influence on the game
Bad Movie Beatdown: I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2013) (TV Episode)
"And before you say Kick-Ass did it, it wasn't particularly good in that movie either."
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
Features an achievement called Red Mist
Honest Trailers: Godzilla (2014) (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Why Horror? (2014)
A poster can be seen.
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Picture in Richmond Valentines home of a black and red revolver is the same picture Frank D'Amico has in his office in Kick Ass
Atop the Fourth Wall: Trouble #1 (2015) (TV Episode)
Linkara mentions the film when talking about the comic
Someone Has to Review It!: Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) (TV Episode)
Film is mentioned in this episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Colin Firth/Jack McBrayer & Triumph the Insult Comic Dog/The Weeknd (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions that Matthew Vaughn is known for the movie
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Samuel L. Jackson/Norman Reedus/Jessie J (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy and Samuel L. Jackson as one of the movies for which Matthew Vaughn is known
Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic (2015) (TV Movie)
Matthew Vaughn talks about recreating New York in Pinewood
Kingsman: Inside the Golden Circle (2017) (Video)
This earlier film of director Matthew Vaughn is referred to by him.


The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) (TV Series)
Craig riffs on Kick-Ass becoming famous
Sunshine (2007)
The shoot out scene with hit girl plays a remix of the song "Surface of the Sun" from the movie Sunshine
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) (Video Game)
Razul and his goons are playing this game in the apartment when Kick-Ass enters.

Featured in 

Trailer Failure: Clash of the Titans, Kick-Ass, and Prince of Persia (2009) (TV Episode)
the trailer is reviewed
DR2 Premiere: Episode #4.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips were shown from this movie
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Daybreakers/Leap Year/Youth in Revolt (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett reviews the trailer in the Anticipatron.
Mika v RedOne: Kick Ass (We Are Young) (2010) (Video)
The video features intercut scenes from the film.
Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.128 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.31 (2010) (TV Episode)
clips from the film starring Nicolas Cage are shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.32 (2010) (TV Episode)
clips from the film starring Chloe Moretz are shown
Brief Film Reviews: Kick-Ass (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Familiar Faces: Familiar Faces #26: Big Daddy (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips from this film are shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Kick-Ass/Death at a Funeral/The Joneses (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.38 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse is shown
Maltin on Movies: Step Up 3D (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Scream Awards 2010 (2010) (TV Special)
Clips featured.
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Hollywood's Top Ten: Holding Out for a Superhero (2011) (TV Episode)
Aaron Johnson takes the #6 top movie superhero
The 2011 Comedy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
clip shown: award nominee
2011 MTV Movie Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Clips shown during award nominations
Bad Movie Beatdown: Ghost Rider (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Forget About It: Kickass (2011) (TV Episode)
Panda "forgets about it"
The Blockbuster Buster: Honest Review: Kick-Ass (2013) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
De wereld draait door: Episode dated 13 November 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Face/Off (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Brows Held High: Gerry Redux! (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown comparing it to GoldenEye.
Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic (2015) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
No Sleep TV3: No Sleep TV3 #2: "Moving Pictures" (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips and film is discussed/reviewed
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Superhero Fight Scenes From Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
The hallway Massacre is the #6 pick.


Spider-Man (2002)
The opening sequence spoofs the one in Spider-Man

Spoofed in 

Kick Butt (2010) (Short)
Title is parody of Kick Ass
Kick Azz: A Hardcore Comixxx Parody (2011) (Video)
XXX Porn parody

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