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Kite (2014)

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After her cop father is killed, a young woman tracks the murderer down with the help of his ex-partner.

Director:

Ralph Ziman

Writers:

Yasuomi Umetsu (based on the film by), Brian Cox (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
India Eisley ... Sawa
Jaco Muller Jaco Muller ... Mikhal Kratsov
Annabel Linder Annabel Linder ... Elderly Woman
Christina Storm Christina Storm ... Sawa's Mother
Callan McAuliffe ... Oburi
Jane Van Der Westhuizen Jane Van Der Westhuizen ... Urchin Girl
Samuel L. Jackson ... Lieutenant Karl Aker
Deon Lotz ... Detective Prinsloo
Carl Beukes ... Vic Thornhill
Kenneth Nta Kenneth Nta ... Thornhill Bodyguards
Craig Macrae ... Thornhill Bodyguards
Jody Abrahams Jody Abrahams ... Henrik Pillay Pillay / Jeppie
Danny Keogh Danny Keogh ... Clive Thornhill
Steinman Goosen Steinman Goosen ... Young Oburi
Jolene Martin Jolene Martin ... Laila Pilay
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Never Underestimate a Girl with Nothing to Lose. Based on the groundbreaking, cult classic anime, KITE tells the story of Sawa (India Eisley,"The Secret Life of the American Teenager," Underworld: Awakening), a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa's mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double homicide, she begins a ruthless pursuit for the man who murdered them. With the help of her father's ex-partner, Karl Aker (Samuel L. Jackson, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers, Django Unchained), and a mysterious friend from her past (Callan McAuliffe, The Great Gatsby, I Am Number Four), she becomes a merciless teen assassin, blasting her way through the dark world of human trafficking only to uncover a devastating truth. Written by Anchor Bay Entertainment

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NEVER underestimate A GIRL with nothing to lose. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, grisly images, drug and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This movie won the SASC (South African Society of Cinematographers) Visible Spectrum Award in 2015 for the work of Director of Photography Lance Gewer. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie, there is a man tied in a chair. He has a pencil in his nose. After Sawa has killed the mob boss, the tied man still has the pencil in his nose. A few seconds later as Sawa jumps on him, the pencil has magically disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Karl Aker: Looks like somebody used a landmine to clear the sinuses.
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Connections

References Léon: The Professional (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Bitches Get Done
Written by Simon Ringrose
Performed by Sibot
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User Reviews

 
IMDb ratings are right on this movie
30 September 2014 | by paul-psr-ryderSee all my reviews

Modeled loosely on the 1998, anime movie... I Wasn't very keen on the original, went on to find this movie to be pretty uninteresting, as a big anime fan I watched this assuming the ratings would be incorrect. However, this movie didn't really grip me..

There seemed to be far too many characters of different nationalities for a country which is post apocalyptic.

I didn't really feel anything for the characters, and the story seemed to jump from one section to the next with noting much substantial in between.

The best thing about this movie is that it has very little or no CGI oh, and that it stars Samuel L Jackson.

Each is different though, watch it for yourself, I'm sure if you are just into action movies you may find it appealing...


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kite See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$507,180
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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