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Kick-Ass

Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use.

R In Theaters 04/16/2010 , 106min.
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Plot & Details

A twisted, funny, high-octane adventure, director Matthew Vaughn brings 'Kick-Ass' to the big screen.

'Kick-Ass' tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name -- Kick-Ass -- assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There's only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers.

His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes -- including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) -- and forges a friendship with another fledgling superhero, Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But thanks to the scheming of a local mob boss Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong), that new alliance will be put to the test.

Austin Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Austin Film Critics Breakthrough Artist Chloë Grace Moretz Won

SXSW

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 SXSW Film Presented Nominated
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