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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

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The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.

Director:

Quentin Tarantino

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Quentin Tarantino, Quentin Tarantino (character The Bride) (as Q) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 22 wins & 82 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivica A. Fox ... Vernita Green
Ambrosia Kelley ... Nikki (as Ambrosia Kelly)
Michael Parks ... Earl McGraw / Esteban Vihaio
James Parks ... Edgar McGraw
Jonathan Loughran ... Trucker
Michael Bowen ... Buck
Kenji Ohba ... Bald Guy (as Kenji Oba)
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Tokyo Businessman (as Yoshijuki Morishita)
Jun Kunimura ... Boss Tanaka
Goro Daimon ... Boss Honda
Kazuki Kitamura ... Boss Koji / Crazy 88
Akaji Maro ... Boss Ozawah
Shun Sugata ... Boss Benta
Sachiko Fujii ... The 5, 6, 7, 8's (as The 5 6 7 8's)
Ronnie Yoshiko Fujiyama ... The 5, 6, 7, 8's (as The 5 6 7 8's)
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Storyline

The murderous Bride is back and she is still continuing her vengeance quest against her ex-boss, Bill, and taking aim at Bill's younger brother Budd and Elle Driver, the only survivors from the squad of assassins who betrayed her four years earlier. It's all leading up to the ultimate confrontation with Bill, the Bride's former master and the man who ordered her execution! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated R for violence, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Julie Dreyfus suggested two popular pieces of music for the movie. The first one being "The Chase", where Elle drives to Budd's trailer, the second one being "The Sunny Road To Salina", where The Bride walks through the desert to Budd's trailer. Julie's father is a record producer, who owns the rights to the soundtrack of The Road to Salina (1970), from where the pieces of music come. See more »

Goofs

When the Bride is being buried alive, several times a faint reflection can be seen from the head of her flashlight, despite being six feet underground. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bill: Do you find me sadistic? You know, Kiddo, I'd like to believe that you're aware enough even now to know that there's nothing sadistic in my actions. At this moment, this is me at my most masochistic.
The Bride: Bill, it's your bab...
[BLAM!]
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Crazy Credits

When the title appears in the closing credits, it is formatted as "Kill Bill" -- with the quotation marks. See more »

Alternate Versions

Hong Kong version differs very slightly from the US version. The only difference is that some alternate shots were used in the scene where Beatrix drives to Esteban and the scene where she finally goes to him in the village. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Il Mercenario (Ripresa)
(From "Il Mercenario")
Written by Ennio Morricone / Bruno Nicolai
Performed by Ennio Morricone
Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing Italia SRL
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It transcends its genre and becomes Tarantino's most thoughtful and sophisticated work
15 April 2004 | by PlutonicLoveSee all my reviews

In my brief, initial review of 'Kill Bill Vol. 1.' I made the regrettable mistake of dismissing it as exceedingly pleasing yet unsubstantial stylistic masturbation, lacking the profundity and characterizations of Tarantino's previous works. Rarely have I been happier to be proven wrong.

What once seemed like somewhat incoherent cinematic recklessness has, after viewing the second part of Mr. Tarantino's saga, revealed itself to be wild, imaginative and brilliant filmmaking. As a whole, 'Kill Bill' is utterly unified (not despite but because of the radical shift in tone), possesses a strong, dramatic ark, and, above all, stands as quite possibly the most passionate, loving tribute to cinema I have ever seen. While part one pays homage to Brian De Palma, Dario Argento and the Shaw Brothers, part two cites, among many others, Jean-Luc Godard, Sergio Leone, and Robert Siodmark.

But that's far from all.

In his critical essay 'The Cinema of the Cool', Kevin Murphy suggests that Tarantino must move on and grow up to fully realize his potential as a filmmaker. In my opinion, with this piece, he has done so. Those merely seeking the blood-splattered, broken-bone action of Vol. 1 will be severely disappointed by Vol. 2, which is infinitely more thoughtful, pondering the nature of violence, both in cause and effect. While the action in the first installment was great, comic book fun, here it becomes severely unpleasant, cringe inducing, and never without consequence. If anything, it reminded me of the great Akira Kurosawa's work. Remarkable.


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Country:

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Release Date:

16 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kill Bill Part 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,600,000, 18 April 2004

Gross USA:

$66,208,183

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$154,116,796
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2.39 : 1
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