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Super (2010)


Action, Comedy, Drama

In the outlandish dark comedy SUPER, James Gunn has created what is perhaps the definitive take on self-reflexive superheroes. When sad-sack loser Frank (Wilson) sees his ex-addict wife (Tyler) willingly snatched by a seductive drug dealer (Bacon), he finds himself bereft and wholly unable to cope. But soon he decides to fight back under the guise of a DIY superhero called Crimson Bolt. With a hand-made suit, a wrench, and a crazed sidekick named Boltie (Page), the Crimson Bolt beats his way through the mean streets of crime in hopes of saving his wife.

The rules were written a long time ago: You are not supposed to molest children, cut lines or key cars; if you do, prepare to face the wrath of the Crimson Bolt! No stranger to rebel filmmaking, James Gunn cut his teeth writing for Troma before making his directing debut with 2006’s SLITHER. In a similar vein, his follow-up feature combines absurd humor with balls-out violence to create something that is both unashamed and inimitable. But this time Gunn adds a new ingredient, one that is dark, dramatic and subversive to the core.

Director: James Gunn

Writer: James Gunn

Stars: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Andre Royo


Rainn WilsonFrank Darbo
Ellen PageLibby
Liv TylerSarah
Kevin BaconJacques
Gregg HenryDetective John Felkner
Michael RookerAbe
Andre RoyoHamilton
Sean GunnToby
Stephen BlackehartQuill
Don MacMr. Range
Linda CardelliniPet Store Employee
Nathan FillionThe Holy Avenger
Gerardo DavilaCop (as Gerardo Davilla)
Grant GoodmanYoung Frank
Paul T. TaylorFrank Sr. (as Paul Taylor)
Connor DayTeenage Frank
James GunnDemonswill
Mikaela HooverHolly
Nick HolmesJim
Matt MooreJesus / Guy in Line
Rob ZombieGod (voice)
Steve AgeeComic Book Store Jerk
Laurel WhitsettLibrarian
James LentzschPassenger Teen
Nate RubinDriving Teen
Edrick BrowneNathaniel
Danny CosmoPurse-Snatcher
Krystal MayoWheelchair Woman
Russell ToweryChickenhawk
Mario JimenezChicken (as Mario Jiminez Jr.)
Jonathan WinklerTransvestite
Mollie MilliganSarah’s Sister
Gerry MayNewscaster
Valentine MieleLine Butter
Michelle GunnLine Butter’s Girlfriend
Darcel White MorenoWaitress (as Darcel Moreno)
Greg IngramLong-Haired Hood
Lindsay SoileauLibby’s Friend
Brandon BelknapChristian
Zach GilfordJerry
Lloyd Kaufman911 Man
Tim J. SmithRange’s Technician (as Tim Smith)
Mark De AlessandroThug Jumped on by Boltie
Cole S. McKayThug Set on Fire (as Cole McKay)
Dominick LaBancaThug #1
John W. LawsonThug Missing Arms
William KattSgt. Fitzgibbon
Dale BeasleyProm Photographer
Heather BloomMom with Girl
M Charlotte CheathamExtra
Kurt DeVilleCop #2
Gabriel GeerCustomer in Comic Book Shop
Walt HollisPurse Snatcher
Rick LaCourDrug Dealer
Daniel MignaultFeature / Brother
Daniel NixMr. Jake
James PaulStreet Pedestrian
Christine QuinnStoner Girl
Marchello StewartWaiter
Preston StrotherJohnny Stockwell

Sources: imdb

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