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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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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 live-action version of Kite is significantly toned-down, and is based on the 45 minute censored animé version (Rated 16+ by Animé Works), and not the uncut 18+ Kitty Media version. 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 Happy Birthday to Me (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Bitches Get Done
Written by Simon Ringrose
Performed by Sibot
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Drugs, Guns, Societal Collapse, Hot Hair, and a Kite
17 September 2014 | by in1984See all my reviews

7.25 of 10. 20-30 years ago this would have been a great film, bordering on academy award winning material. 15 years ago it would be great still but no longer close to being sci-fi.

Now, it's still entertaining and a quality film, just not worthy of being called science fiction. It's more of an alternate reality that seems more real and likely for Detroit than Robocop.

Regardless of its classification, it is manga/hentai-like minus the graphic nudity and sex. It does show that the stories behind those seemingly sex-only comics and cartoons can be made into quality films. What it also shows, however, is the need to update the technology embedded in the story if you don't want it to seem like a lost 1990s indie film.


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