The plot of Kick-Ass concerns a teenage boy, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who decides to become a real-life superhero after being inspired by the heroes of comic books. One night Dave observes a mugging taking place outside a diner and using two modified night-sticks, he engages the muggers. A man inside the diner begins to film the events on his phone and when the fight ends, he asks Dave who he is, to which Dave replies: “I’m Kick-Ass”. The video is soon posted on the internet and appears to have raked in over twenty-million views, making Kick-Ass very popular.
He soon encounters a mysterious vigilante called Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage), and his daughter Hit-Girl (Chloë Moretz), who were inspired to become superheros because of Kick-Ass’ heroics on YouTube. They working to bring down the local drug baron Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong). He also meets another vigilante, Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), who has been inspired by Kick-Ass’s exploits.
- Aaron Johnson as Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass
- Nicolas Cage as Damon Macready/Big Daddy
- Chloe Moretz as Mindy Macready/Hit Girl
- Mark Strong as Frank D’Amico
- Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Red Mist
- Lyndsy Fonseca as Katie Deauxma
- Yancy Butler as Angie D’Amico
- Jason Flemyng