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Deadpool (2016)

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A wisecracking mercenary gets experimented on and becomes immortal but ugly, and sets out to track down the man who ruined his looks.

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Tim Miller
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 28 wins & 74 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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ryan Reynolds was born in 1976, which is the year Dirty Harry's The Enforcer (1976) was released. Followed by Sudden Impact (1983) and The Dead Pool (1988). See more »

Goofs

When Angel Dust finds the photograph of Wade and Vanessa she says "I've seen this woman before" even though they never interact or are seen together in the film. It's very likely that this is how Ajax knew to find her at the strip club as Angel Dust had seen her working there previously. 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

The main credits, including the title, aren't revealed until the end of the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical and DVD releases were censored by the CBFC in India to secure an A rating (restricted to adults i.e. 18+):
  • 'Asshole', 'motherfucker', 'balls', 'blowjob', 'touching myself', '24 ball gags', 'vagina', 'bitch', 'dick', 'suck a cock', 'testicles' and 'dildo' were all muted.
  • The triple headshot in the highway fight was removed.
  • Nudity, thrusting and innuendos were removed from the sex scene.
  • Deadpool cutting his hand off was removed and replaced with shots of Colossus.
  • A poster showing a woman touching her vagina was removed.
  • Shots of naked women in the strip club were removed.
  • Blood and gore in the final fight was removed.
  • Anti-smoking disclaimers and a health spot were added to the beginning and middle of the film. Static, scrolling messages were also added whenever a character is shown smoking.
The general censorship of violence/sex/swearing totaled 3 minutes and 53 seconds. The anti-smoking additions were voluntary and totaled exactly 2 minutes. The Indian Blu-ray release is uncut (despite also showing an A certificate on the back cover). See more »

Connections

Version of Uncanny X-Men (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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Summer fun in February!
17 February 2016 | by dejected_jediSee all my reviews

Hooo boy! The year has barely started and already we have shots fired. In the battle to earn your comic book movie love (And dollars) Marvel has come charging out of the gate. After a dearth of comic book films last year Deadpool comes out swinging giving us a reason to love the summer again and it ain't even March. The film begins with an ambitious opening scene, the credits of which, perfectly set the tone of the movie from the get-go: funny, irreverent and self-aware. Marvel appears to have adopted a doctrine of making their films be entertaining (Imagine that!) above any other concerns and Deadpool seems to be a culmination of that philosophy. It is a testament to the skill and commitment of Marvel and the makers that they can get so much mileage out of one second tier character, and half the budget, than other companies can with four first rate ones, fantastic or otherwise. (Way to redeem yourself 20th Century Fox!) Not bad for a character that was a created as a joke. (For the non-initiated, Deadpool started life as a blatant clone of Deathstroke, a character from DC Comics, Marvel's main competitor.)

In all this the film is aided in great part by a crackling script that never lets up. Whereas too many action movies treat the scenes between set pieces as filler packed with exposition and the occasional comic relief, Deadpool deftly weaves between wise- cracking slapstick, violent acrobatics and scenes of serious peril with effortless ease. The result of all of this is a movie that is engaging throughout whether featuring profane, brilliant banter or graphical, bloody shootouts. For the film wears that R rating proudly with enough sex and violent to make Paul Verhoeven get all misty-eyed. It is not surprise there is already a sequel in the works.

Another revelation here is Reynolds himself who in Deadpool seems to have found his Iron Man, a character so indelibly linked to the actor that plays him that you cannot imagine anyone else playing him. And his work here acts as vindication of that whole Wolverine debacle which we won't mention ever again. But the secret ingredient in the Deadpool stew is geek heroine Morena Baccarin, who, besides being cute as a button brings the acting chops honed in fan favorites like Gotham and Firefly or even as the darnest adorable reptilian alien ever in the short-lived "V" reboot. Baccarin has the perfect easy-going confidence to match Reynold's sardonic bravado and their superb and convincing on-screen chemistry provides the impetus for Deadpool's heroic arc.

For despite all the foul language, gore and masturbation jokes, this is a story that is surprisingly tender. It turns out it wasn't just a marketing gimmick and, Deadpool, really is a love story. To be sure, one with more severed body parts than your average love yarn but a love story nonetheless. Starting a new franchise is always risky and studios hate taking risks. Whatever your stance on comic books is, the fact remains this movie should not have been this good. The writers and director have shown what can be achieved with bold writing and an unapologetic attitude, and, more importantly, that comic book movies need not be made for kids to be enjoyable or, indeed, successful. Here's to hoping that trend will continue. Hopefully Hollywood will take notice.

Parent's Brief

Rated: R Running Time: 108 minutes On Sex and Violence: Plenty of both. There is graphic violence of the gratuitous kind. People get shot in all kinds of places and I mean their bodies not exotic locations. Limbs get bloodily cut off. A lot of foul language which I don't mind but I'm not here to judge. Deadpool and his love interest get into some vigorous love making and elsewhere there is some brief frontal nudity. Boobies. Boobies are shown. So yeah. Don't take the kids.


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