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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: during the shootout in Staggie's club, one mook tries to hit Sawa and accidentally [[BoomHeadshot brains another mook.]]

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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: during the shootout in the restroom of Staggie's club, one mook tries to hit Sawa and accidentally [[BoomHeadshot brains another mook.]]


* PlayingTheirOwnTwin: Terence Bridgett plays both Steyns brothers.

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* IdenticalTwinIDTag: the Steyns brothers have this in spades: Sascha is a stuttering slob in trackies and a letterman jacket, Staggie doesn't stutter, has a carefully trimmed beard, wears gaudy suit and tie, and is missing an eye.


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* PlayingTheirOwnTwin: Terence Bridgett plays both Steyns brothers.


The main difference from the original is that the movie is set in an unnamed {{dystopia}}n WretchedHive, with entire districts outside of police control and with human traffickers doing as they please. Karl Aker (Creator/SamuelLJackson), a KnightTemplar DirtyCop, helps Sawa, the daughter of his murdered partner, exact revenge on the crime lord known as the Emir, who supposedly had Sawa's parents killed years prior. However, while staking out Emir's underling Jeppy, Sawa is ambushed by a street gang called the Numbers and rescued by a mysterious young man named Oburi, who seems to know about her past.

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The main difference from the original is that the movie is set in an unnamed {{dystopia}}n WretchedHive, with entire districts outside of police control and with human traffickers doing as they please. [[AdaptationNameChange Karl Aker Aker]] (Creator/SamuelLJackson), a KnightTemplar DirtyCop, helps Sawa, the daughter of his murdered partner, exact revenge on the crime lord known as the Emir, who supposedly had Sawa's parents killed years prior. However, while staking out Emir's underling Jeppy, Sawa is ambushed by a street gang called the Numbers and rescued by a mysterious young man named Oburi, who seems to know about her past.


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* WaifFu: Sawa has no problem beating up mooks larger than herself, including impossibly high kicks.


* AuthorExistenceFailure: The movie was to be directed by David R. Ellis of ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'' fame, but he died in Johannesburg during the preparations for filming.


->'''[[spoiler: Aker:]]''' ''A beautiful monster...''

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->'''[[spoiler: Aker:]]''' ''A ''"A beautiful monster...''
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--> '''Emir:''' ''"A bit of misinformation here and there...leads to some interesting results. Doesn't it?"''



--> '''[[spoiler: Otis:]]''' ''Yes, but it's the only shot I've ever wanted.''

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--> '''[[spoiler: Otis:]]''' ''Yes, ''"Yes, but it's the only shot I've ever wanted.''"''


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* UndersideRide: how Sawa infiltrates the container yard.

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->'''[[spoiler: Aker:]]''' ''A beautiful monster...''

''Kite'' is a 2014 adaptation of {{anime}} of the same name, written by indie director Brian Cox (not to be confused with the more famous actor of the same name), and directed by Ralph Ziman.

The main difference from the original is that the movie is set in an unnamed {{dystopia}}n WretchedHive, with entire districts outside of police control and with human traffickers doing as they please. Karl Aker (Creator/SamuelLJackson), a KnightTemplar DirtyCop, helps Sawa, the daughter of his murdered partner, exact revenge on the crime lord known as the Emir, who supposedly had Sawa's parents killed years prior. However, while staking out Emir's underling Jeppy, Sawa is ambushed by a street gang called the Numbers and rescued by a mysterious young man named Oburi, who seems to know about her past.

!!This series contains examples of:
* ActionGirl
* AdaptationDistillation: Aker's motivation is more utilitarian than his anime counterpart's, and Sawa's targets are [[AcceptableTarget even more acceptable]], while the action scenes are less over-the-top.
* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler: Otis Breedlove, the film's version of Kanie. He's Oburi's father and TheAtoner for helping Aker murder Sawa's parents.]]
* ArcSymbol: the titular kite. Sawa sees it through the window of her apartment when her PTSD medication wears off. It appears again in the ending.
* AuthorExistenceFailure: The movie was to be directed by David R. Ellis of ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'' fame, but he died in Johannesburg during the preparations for filming.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Sawa. The PTSD medication Aker hooked her on is addictive and erodes her memory, while at the same time making her an EmotionlessGirl.
* ByTheBookCop: Detective Prinsloo.
* CoolGuns: Sawa's modded Vektor SP-1 pistol that fires explosive rounds.
* CorruptTheCutie
* DirtyCop: Aker. He destroys evidence linking him to Sawa's RoaringRampageOfRevenge [[spoiler: and years ago, he murdered Sawa's parents to cover up his gun running operation]].
* DirtyOldMan: Clive Thornhill, Vic's father.
* {{Dystopia}}: Apparently, the government collapsed following a banking crisis, leading to a massive increase in crime rates.
* ElevatorActionSequence: the opening scene featured in the trailer.
* EvilBrit: LondonGangster Vic Thornhill.
* EyeScream: Sawa stabs Staggie in his remaining good eye with car keys.
* FlashbackEcho: when Sawa saves Jeppy's daughter Naima.
* GirlishPigtails: on the blonde wig Sawa wears when staking out Jeppy.
* GoingColdTurkey: After meeting Oburi, Sawa tries to shake off the addiction to Amp, the memory-wiping PTSD medication.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: human trafficker Staggie Steyns has a forked scar across his left eye. Numbers lieutenant Margrit has a tangle of scars on her cheek. [[spoiler: Aker's former partner and Oburi's father, Otis Breedlove, has half of his face covered in chemical burns.]]
* Gorn
* GroinAttack: Sawa zaps a bouncer in Staggie's club with a stun gun, and later on stabs the Emir with a knife.
* HappyFlashback: the film ends with one.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: during the shootout in Staggie's club, one mook tries to hit Sawa and accidentally [[BoomHeadshot brains another mook.]]
* IronicEcho: when we first meet Vic Thornhill, he has a pen shoved up the nose of his competitor Jeppy and threatens to push it further into his brain. Sawa later kills Vic by stabbing a knife sharpener up his nose.
* JustAsPlanned: the Emir leads Sawa into an ambush at the container yard by purposefully having his underlings drop hints about how to get to him.
* KnightTemplar: Aker. [[spoiler: Possibly subverted - when Sawa corners him at the end of the movie, he tells her [[WeCanRuleTogether "Together, we could have all of this tomorrow."]]]]
* LeParkour: Oburi and the Numbers.
* TheMafiya: Sawa's first victim, Kratsov.
* OffWithHisHead: Sawa decapitates the Emir with a huge meat cleaver.
* PreciousPhoto: Sawa's family photo from the Policeman's Family Day, although the upper half that would show her parents' faces has been torn off.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Otis Breedlove. He feels guilty about being blackmailed by Aker into revealing that Sawa's father knew about the gun running op, and manages to wound Aker before being killed.]]
--> '''[[spoiler: Otis:]]''' ''Yes, but it's the only shot I've ever wanted.''
* RedRightHand: the Emir has a hook in place of his left hand, and Staggie and Margrit are visibly scarred, Staggie also being blind in one eye.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Oburi and Aker.
* UndercoverCopReveal: when two Numbers gang members break into Jeppy's apartment after tailing Sawa, she finds his uniform and [[FatalFamilyPhoto Policeman's Family Day photo]] in his bedroom just as the Numbers murder him.
* VomitDiscretionShot: cut short as Sawa stumbles to the bathroom, overcome with nausea when GoingColdTurkey.
* WretchedHive: most of the film's action takes part in the dilapidated and lawless part of a large metropolis.
* YourHeadASplode: Kratsov and Staggie.

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