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Superhero Movie (2008)

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Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drake Bell ... Rick Riker
Sara Paxton ... Jill Johnson
Christopher McDonald ... Lou Landers
Leslie Nielsen ... Uncle Albert
Kevin Hart ... Trey
Marion Ross ... Aunt Lucille
Ryan Hansen ... Lance Landers
Keith David ... The Chief of Police
Brent Spiner ... Dr. Strom
Robert Joy ... Dr. Hawking
Jeffrey Tambor ... Dr. Whitby
Robert Hays ... Blaine Riker
Nicole Sullivan ... Julia Riker
Sam Cohen Sam Cohen ... Young Rick
Tracy Morgan ... Professor Xavier
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Storyline

Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The greatest Superhero movie of all time! (not counting all the others)

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

6 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2008 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Super-Herói: O Filme See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,510,297, 30 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,638,520

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,026,302
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dimension Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended edition) | (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally called "Superhero!", because of the other David Zucker movies Airplane! (1980) and The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988). It was changed to "Superhero Movie" because of the success of Date Movie (2006) and Epic Movie (2007). See more »

Goofs

When Rick Ricker checks his symptoms on the Internet, the dialog box shows the question "It's okay, you can tell me the truth. I'm a Doctor" with no options. The camera switches to Rick's face, then back to the computer with an option on the screen. See more »

Quotes

Rick Riker: [Rick sees that Lou is coughing blood] Are you okay, Mr. Landers?
Lou Landers: Oh, I'm fine, son. This is just healthy cough-blood!
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Crazy Credits

The opening Dimension Films logo changes from its standard blue color to Dragonfly green. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Castilian Spanish edition on DVD/Blu-ray runs 86 minutes. It's not a extended version of the film but actually the theatrical cut with 7 minutes of mixing deleted/extended scenes of the movie during the end credits. It also includes in those 7 minutes the Craig Bierko's scene as Wolverine. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Mission: Impossible (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

I Need A Hero
Written by Michael Jay, Sara Paxton and Johnny Pedersen
Performed by Sara Paxton
Produced by Jam N' Jay
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User Reviews

 
Why thought of as so bad?
4 February 2009 | by superspy_24See all my reviews

Well, I've been reading the reviews on this film for quite a while now, and I've got to say: why is everyone complaining about it? To be perfectly honest, I saw this film because my best friend rented it, so I hadn't had a chance of reading any of the reviews online. If it had been the other way around, I probably wouldn't have seen it, and that would have been just a darn shame. So what if some of the situations are a little extreme? So what if it all seems a little "Oh, come on!" - that's what this type of comedy is all about! I had a good laugh watching this, and I strongly suggest this for a friend night...but definitely not the movie I'd see on a family night.


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