Frank Darrbo is a hapless fry cook. When his wife Sarah falls off the wagon and dumps him for Jacques, a drug dealer, Frank tries to get her back by reporting her kidnapped, grabbing her from Jacques' car, and wailing for her to return. After watching Christian TV and having a vision, he becomes a superhero to fight evil. He sews a costume, finds a weapon (a pipe wrench) and looks for crimes to stop. He has problems: his wrench inflicts real injury, so the cops want him for being a vigilante, his sense of boundaries is flawed, and Jacques' gang has guns. Libby, a clerk at a comic book store, becomes his sidekick, and it's time to go save Sarah. What chance do they have?
Shut up, crime!
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use
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10 June 2011 (Iceland)
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Also Known As:
Super - Attento crimine!!!
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Opening Weekend USA: $46,549,
3 April 2011, Limited Release
Gross USA: $322,157, 22 May 2011
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The role of Jacques was supposed to be played by Jean-Claude Van Damme up until a week before shooting began. Gunn said "the guy was kind of A.W.O.L. I just couldn't risk that personality type on this movie." Kevin Bacon
stepped in as a last minute replacement. See more
After getting shot, Frank drives away and the shadow of the camera man is visible on the Crimson Bolt. The sun is on the other side (car has turned around) in the next shot in the car. See more
I've had two perfect moments in my life. The first is when I married Sarah. The other, I was downtown.
[purse snatcher runs past
He went in there, officer.
Two perfect moments, which offset a life of pain.
[getting spanked as a child
The credits encourage viewers to "Follow Team Super on Twitter": "@james_gunn - James Gunn @tedhope - Ted Hope @ambushent - Miranda Bailey @rainnwilson - Rainn Wilson @nathanfillion - Nathan Fillion"
Twitter is also included in the 'Special Thanks' section. See more
Written by Todd Homme
Performed by Todd Homme
Licensed by Arrangement with BeB'Opera Music (BMI)
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