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Kite (2014)

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After her cop father is killed, a young woman tracks the murderer down with the help of his ex-partner.

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Ralph Ziman

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Yasuomi Umetsu (based on the film by), Brian Cox (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
India Eisley ... Sawa
Jaco Muller Jaco Muller ... Mikhal Kratsov
Annabel Linder Annabel Linder ... Elderly Woman
Christina Storm Christina Storm ... Sawa's Mother
Callan McAuliffe ... Oburi
Jane Van Der Westhuizen Jane Van Der Westhuizen ... Urchin Girl
Samuel L. Jackson ... Lieutenant Karl Aker
Deon Lotz ... Detective Prinsloo
Carl Beukes ... Vic Thornhill
Kenneth Nta Kenneth Nta ... Thornhill Bodyguards
Craig Macrae Craig Macrae ... Thornhill Bodyguards
Jody Abrahams Jody Abrahams ... Henrik Pillay Pillay / Jeppie
Danny Keogh Danny Keogh ... Clive Thornhill
Steinman Goosen Steinman Goosen ... Young Oburi
Jolene Martin Jolene Martin ... Laila Pilay
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Storyline

Never Underestimate a Girl with Nothing to Lose. Based on the groundbreaking, cult classic anime, KITE tells the story of Sawa (India Eisley,"The Secret Life of the American Teenager," Underworld: Awakening), a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa's mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double homicide, she begins a ruthless pursuit for the man who murdered them. With the help of her father's ex-partner, Karl Aker (Samuel L. Jackson, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers, Django Unchained), and a mysterious friend from her past (Callan McAuliffe, The Great Gatsby, I Am Number Four), she becomes a merciless teen assassin, blasting her way through the dark world of human trafficking only to uncover a devastating truth. Written by Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Based on the Groundbreakin' Anime! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, grisly images, drug and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anjo da Vingança See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$507,180
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character Karl Aker is based on Akai from the animé version of Kite (1998). See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie, there is a man tied in a chair. He has a pencil in his nose. After Sawa has killed the mob boss, the tied man still has the pencil in his nose. A few seconds later as Sawa jumps on him, the pencil has magically disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Sawa: What took you?
Karl Aker: Every tweezered brains out of ceiling tile?
Sawa: Where's my amp? I need my head cleared. I'm flashing.
Karl Aker: Your amp.
Sawa: That's all you could find?
Karl Aker: Two's already too many, if you ask me. Look at you, shaking from withdrawal.
[Sawa is fumbling with the amp injector]
Karl Aker: [Karl sighs] Listen to me, before this shit kicks in and you forget everything again. It's a nice Bolognese you made of Kratsov. Congratulations. But you left a witness.
Sawa: He was hurting her.
Karl Aker: Well now they know it's a girl, with access...
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Kite: The Making of Kite (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Side Pocket Blues
Written by Kenny Werner
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Predictable to a "t"
12 January 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

As the saying goes, not many surprises to be found here, but still a somewhat decent low budget effort. Formula is well known and with an added gravitas such as Samuel L. Jackson, you give the movie some weight (it's not like he can help all the flaws this has, but he's always mesmerizing to watch).

The other actors are mixed bunch. The action (choreography) though is pretty good. Always taking into account what movie that is. There is also a lot of blood and drug use fyi, though I'm sure you can read that in the rating explanation too. There are not many shades of gray character wise, you do get them in color scheme of the picture though. For some it might be a bit too dark of course.


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