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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

Writers:

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 ... 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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Taglines:

Killer. Justice. 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:

Kite 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

This movie won the SASC (South African Society of Cinematographers) Visible Spectrum Award in 2015 for the work of Director of Photography Lance Gewer. See more »

Goofs

Position of Oburi's backpack on the ground when he's lighting the grenade, near the guys playing soccer. 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

References El Mariachi (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Bitches Get Done
Written by Simon Ringrose
Performed by Sibot
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Decent action movie
22 October 2014 | by rik-vanoijenSee all my reviews

Reviews on this seem to range between worst ever and careful analysis of the movie compared to real live. Hello? It is an action movie, with futuristic elements to boot. Also, most reviewers have suspiciously only reviewed 1 or 2 movies and an IMDb account for several weeks or months. I call those reviews in doubt.

Is it a great movie. No. But neither are most movies by Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stalone and basically anything by Michael Bay. And still, most of you watch it. Quite frankly I rather watch this than yet another Die Hard franchise movie or something out of the Expandable series which is basically recycling for has-been actors.

So what DO we have here. Just a nice action movie, manga remake such as Aeon Flux or Ultra Violet, while the style is more reminiscent of Leon or Banlieu 13 (both by Luc Besson), but without the quality of either of the latter. Just a nice movie on a Saturday night or a rainy day with friends watching a cute naive girl kicking the crap out of some guys. Don't analyze the characters or the story, as you wouldn't with the majority of these kinds of movies, and you'll be OK.


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