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Deadpool (2016)

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A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge.

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Tim Miller
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 28 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Wade / Deadpool
Karan Soni ... Dopinder
Ed Skrein ... Ajax
Michael Benyaer ... Warlord
Stefan Kapicic ... Voice of Colossus (voice)
Brianna Hildebrand ... Negasonic Teenage Warhead
Style Dayne ... Jeremy (Pizza Guy)
Kyle Cassie ... Gavin Merchant
Taylor Hickson ... Meghan Orlovsky
Ayzee ... Teen Girl #1
Naika Toussaint ... Teen Girl #2
Randal Reeder ... Buck
T.J. Miller ... Weasel
Isaac C. Singleton Jr. ... Boothe
Morena Baccarin ... Vanessa
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Storyline

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Written by 20th Century Fox

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A new class of superhero. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Deadpool Website | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

X-Men Origins: Deadpool See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,050,000, 14 February 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$363,070,709

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$783,112,979
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Film Illusions made six hero versions of the costume and twelve stunt-specific versions, along with three hero versions of Negasonic Teenage Warhead's costume. See more »

Goofs

When Deadpool is escaping from the suffocation chamber, he lights a match which ignites the oxygen tube which blows the tank up, thus releasing him. Oxygen alone is not flammable, so without a fuel source this might not have worked. However, given the dilapidated state of the facilities it can be assumed that the tubes were fouled with for instance oil or grease, which would cause a violent reaction like that in a tube filled with pure oxygen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Deadpool: Kinda lonesome back here.
[wedges himself through the Plexiglas opening between the back seat and the front]
Deadpool: Yeah, little help.
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Crazy Credits

Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza are credited as "Special Thanks (with tongue)". See more »

Connections

References Stripes (1981) See more »

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Shoop
Written by Cheryl 'Salt' James (as Cheryl James), Otwane Roberts, Johnathon Marc Blount (Mark Sparks), Pepa (as Sandra Denton) and Ike Turner
Performed by Salt-N-Pepa
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "I'm Blue", performed by The Sweet Inspirations,
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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This is what it looks like when filmmakers take risks
15 February 2016 | by moviewizguySee all my reviews

Deadpool is a triumph of artistic vision over studio interference. Little credit should be given to 20th Century Fox, as they had zero faith in the success of a Deadpool movie. To put things into perspective, Ryan Reynolds fought for this film back in 2004 when Blade: Trinity was released. Reynolds and co. went to shoot test footage that was then leaked online by Reynolds because Fox had no intentions to release it to the public. Finally, after years and years of BEGGING to the studio and the overwhelming positive responses of the test footage from the public, Fox didn't even tell Reynolds and co. that the film was greenlit. They had to find out online like the rest of us plebeians. If that sounds bad, Fox even cut their budget by $7 million AT THE LAST MINUTE, which caused the writers to scratch some action sequences that I'm sure would've been great to see.

Deadpool now has the biggest opening weekend in the month of February (surpassing Fifty Shades of Grey), the biggest opening weekend for 20th Century Fox (surpassing all the X-Men films), and the biggest opening weekend for an R rated film EVER (surpassing The Matrix: Reloaded). With all that being said, Deadpool is a hilariously entertaining film that works mainly because of Reynolds himself. His comedic skills pay off gloriously as the titular character, who gives so many quips in one instance that some jokes will be missed. Of course, credit should be given to the writers too (AKA: The Real Heroes Here), and it's impressive that this is Tim Miller's directorial debut. The action sequences and pacing are so good that you'd think this came from a veteran director.

From the ingenious opening credits to the subversive ending, Deadpool constantly upends clichés and tropes you're used to seeing in superhero flicks in the past few years. What's great here is the filmmakers had something weird and perverse and just went with it. Jokes about pedophilia, pegging, and sex run rampant, but it's never really dark, despite the mature subject matter. On top of that, it's also very refreshing to see a pansexual superhero in such a big studio film. It's unheard of these days. Fox and other studios, learn from this success. It's not the fact that a hard R-rated film can do well, it's that Deadpool also happens to be very good, most likely because you, Fox, actually gave the filmmakers the creative freedom to do whatever the hell they wanted.


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