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  • 2008
  • PG-13
  • 1h 15m

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4.6/10

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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.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.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.

  • Director
    • Craig Mazin
  • Writer
    • Craig Mazin
  • Stars
    • Drake Bell
    • Leslie Nielsen
    • Sara Paxton
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  • IMDb RATING

    4.6/10

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    • Director
      • Craig Mazin
    • Writer
      • Craig Mazin
    • Stars
      • Drake Bell
      • Leslie Nielsen
      • Sara Paxton
    • 236User reviews
    • 84Critic reviews
    • 33Metascore
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    Top cast

    Drake Bell

    • Rick Riker

    Leslie Nielsen

    • Uncle Albert

    Sara Paxton

    • Jill Johnson

    Christopher McDonald

    • Lou Landers

    Kevin Hart

    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

    • Young Rick

    Tracy Morgan

    • Professor Xavier

    Regina Hall

    • Mrs. Xavier

    Marisa Lauren

    Craig Bierko

    • Wolverine
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    • Director
      • Craig Mazin
    • Writer
      • Craig Mazin
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    • Trivia

      Jeffrey Tambor filmed his role during a two-day break in the shooting of Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008).

    • Quotes

      Uncle Albert: Remember, with great power comes…

      Rick Riker: Great responsibility?

      Uncle Albert: Well, I was gonna say bitches, but if you want to be a virgin for the rest of your life…

    • Connections

      Featured in Special Collector’s Edition: Superhero Movie (2010)

    • Soundtracks

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

    User reviews236

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    Very funny

    With all these bad Spoof movies like Date movie, Not Another Teen Movie,Epic Movie and Disaster Movie (which is the worst spoof movie ever).

    So i was thinking this will be the same, but my god, this movie made me laugh so much, This so much better then others movies listed above.

    Plot: In this spoof of Hollywood blockbusters, director and screenwriter Craig Mazin (THE SPECIALS) tackles the age-old story of a regular guy who suddenly finds that he possesses super powers. Ricky Riker (Drake Bell) is a typical teenager, except that his luck is worse then most. Basically, he’s a loser. He’s been in love with beautiful Jill (Sara Paxton) for years, but is sure she doesn’t know he exists. Even his best friend, Trey (Kevin Hart), is willing to throw him over for another clique. But Rick’s life changes dramatically when a genetically enhanced dragonfly bites him during a school field trip. In a flash, he becomes the Dragonfly. He can scale buildings, and has immense strength–though he’s still a klutz. Rick isn’t sure he has what it takes to be a superhero, but it’s up to him to save the city from the villainous Hourglass (Christopher McDonald), who literally sucks the life out of people, and threatens to harm those dearest to Rick. Mazin, The main spoof is spider man they also spoof Batman, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men.

    I love this movie , well the last spoof movie I Saw was Disaster movie, that was oh my god, that movie was SO bad ) (That is one the reason why i like this more then I Should)

    The superhero movie is one of the better spoof to come out last year, I am not saying it the best spoof.

    I enjoyed it!

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    • Release date
      • March 28, 2008 (United States)
    • Country of origin
      • United States
    • Language
      • English
    • Also known as
      • Superhero!
    • Filming locations
      • Greystone Park & Mansion – 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, California, USA
    • Production company
      • Dimension Films
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    Box office

    • Budget
      • $35,000,000 (estimated)
    • Gross US & Canada
      • $25,881,068
    • Opening weekend US & Canada
      • $9,510,297
      • Mar 30, 2008
    • Gross worldwide
      • $71,571,300

    See detailed box office info on IMDbPro

    Technical specs

    • Runtime

      1 hour 15 minutes

    • Color
    • Sound mix
      • Dolby Digital
    • Aspect ratio
      • 1. 85 : 1

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