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?
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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Opening Weekend USA: $46,549,
3 April 2011
Gross USA: $327,716
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $422,618
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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
When Jacques' goons beat up Darbo, the sunlight shadows disappear and reappear on the road between shots. 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"
Twitter is also included in the 'Special Thanks' section. See more
Moonlight on the Prairie (Libby's Hum)
Written by James Gunn
Performed by Ellen Page
Licensed by Arrangement with Two Monkeys, a Goat, and Another, Dead, Monkey, Inc (BMI)
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