Frank Darrbo is a hapless fry cook. When his wife Sarah falls off the wagon and dumps him for Jacques, a drug dealer, Frank tries to get her back by reporting her kidnapped, grabbing her from Jacques' car, and wailing for her to return. After watching Christian TV and having a vision, he becomes a superhero to fight evil. He sews a costume, finds a weapon (a pipe wrench) and looks for crimes to stop. He has problems: his wrench inflicts real injury, so the cops want him for being a vigilante, his sense of boundaries is flawed, and Jacques' gang has guns. Libby, a clerk at a comic book store, becomes his sidekick, and it's time to go save Sarah. What chance do they have?
Shut up, crime!
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use
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10 June 2011 (Iceland)
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Also Known As:
Super - Attento crimine!!!
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Opening Weekend USA: $46,549,
3 April 2011, Limited Release
Gross USA: $322,157, 22 May 2011
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
came to the project via Jenna Fischer
's relationship with her ex-husband James Gunn
. Gunn was discussing his script with Fischer and asked her to take a look at it, sending her a copy on the set of The Office
(2005). Fischer read the script, loved it and thought Wilson would be a great choice as the lead. She gave the script to her co-worker, and Wilson immediately decided to make the film. See more
After getting shot, Frank drives away and the shadow of the camera man is visible on the Crimson Bolt. The sun is on the other side (car has turned around) in the next shot in the car. See more
I've had two perfect moments in my life. The first is when I married Sarah. The other, I was downtown.
[purse snatcher runs past
He went in there, officer.
Two perfect moments, which offset a life of pain.
[getting spanked as a child
The credits encourage viewers to "Follow Team Super on Twitter": "@james_gunn - James Gunn @tedhope - Ted Hope @ambushent - Miranda Bailey @rainnwilson - Rainn Wilson @nathanfillion - Nathan Fillion"
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Referenced in Real-Life Superhero
God Knows My Name '11
Written by Peder Akerman, Viktor Brobacke, Per Nyström
(as Per Nystrom), Alexander Roth, Christoffer Roth, Glenn Sundell and Anders Wendin
Performed by Moneybrother
, Glenn Sundell and Christoffer Roth
Licensed by Arrangement with WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) o/b/o Songs and Stories Publishing (STIM)
Courtesy of Hacka Recordings See more