A teenage special ops agent coveting a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of high school is more challenging than international espionage.


Kyle Newman


John D'Arco





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaime King ... Analyst Knight
Samuel L. Jackson ... Hardman
Madeleine Stack ... Megan (8)
Eva G. Cooper Eva G. Cooper ... Heather (8) (as Eva Cooper)
Hailee Steinfeld ... Megan Walsh
Sophie Turner ... Heather
Andre Pushkin Andre Pushkin ... Man on Subway
Jessica Alba ... Victoria Knox
Bruno Gunn ... Henchman Jones
Dove Cameron ... Liz Larson
Rachael Harris ... Mrs. Larson
Jason Drucker ... Parker Larson (as Jason Ian Drucker)
Alexandra Krosney ... Cindy
Emma Holzer ... Donna
Gabriel Basso ... Gooch


Megan Walsh has been training to be an international assassin for Hardman. However, while she is on a mission, she notices how other teenagers her age seem to be having fun and enjoying their lives. Desiring a normal life, she bails out of a mission and enrolls in a student exchange program, while in the process of being adopted by a foster family. She soon becomes a part of the high school and is subjected to the pressures and life of being in its environment. Written by TrailerMusicVibe

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Click. Clique. Bang. See more »


Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual material, teen drinking, language, drug references and some action violence | See all certifications »

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Both Hailee Steinfeld (Megan) and Dove Cameron (Liz) Have voiced the character Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen. See more »


Saskatchewan is pronounced with a short "i" on the last syllable and not emphasized. The fact that Megan pronounces it with an emphasized long "ah" proves that she is not from Regina at all. See more »


[first lines]
Megan Walsh: [narrating] I never knew my parents. The only thing I ever knew was Prescott. It was a top-secret government-run school that turned little girls into killing machines.
Lab Tech: Not bad. Run it again.
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Spoofs Braveheart (1995) See more »


Addicted to the 808
Written by Clayton William (BMI), Allan C Lida (ASCAP), Nathelly Henriquez (BMI)
Performed by The League featuring Nayelli
Courtesy of CAPP Records Inc. / NOMA Music
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Predictable but fun teen fluff
21 August 2019 | by RubyMouseSee all my reviews

I needed a break from the real world and this did the trick. It just about clears average and is perfectly watchable. I thought some of the riffs on the tropes of teen comedy were amusing for anyone who'd seen the originals - although I have to admit I didn't laugh an awful lot. It is what it is: not every film can be an oscar contender.

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Release Date:

30 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barely Lethal See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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