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Grindhouse (2007)

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Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's homage to exploitation double features in the 60s and 70s with two back-to-back cult films that include previews of coming attractions between them.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Stuntman Mike (segment "Death Proof")
Zoë Bell ... Zoë Bell (segment "Death Proof") (as Zoe Bell)
Rosario Dawson ... Abernathy (segment "Death Proof")
Vanessa Ferlito ... Butterfly (segment "Death Proof")
Sydney Tamiia Poitier ... Jungle Julia (segment "Death Proof")
Tracie Thoms ... Kim (segment "Death Proof")
Rose McGowan ... Pam (segment "Death Proof") / Cherry (segment "Planet Terror")
Jordan Ladd ... Shanna (segment "Death Proof") / Judy (segment "Thanksgiving")
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Lee (segment "Death Proof")
Quentin Tarantino ... Warren (segment "Death Proof") / Rapist #1 (segment "Planet Terror")
Marcy Harriell ... Marcy (segment "Death Proof")
Eli Roth ... Dov (segment "Death Proof") / Tucker (segment "Thanksgiving")
Omar Doom ... Nate (segment "Death Proof")
Michael Bacall ... Omar (segment "Death Proof")
Monica Staggs ... Lanna Frank (segment "Death Proof")
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Storyline

A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while "Planet Terror" shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics. Written by alfiehitchie

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

TFM [France] | West Video [Russia]

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USA | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grind House See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$67,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,596,613, 8 April 2007

Gross USA:

$25,037,897

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,422,088
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The two cars in the chase at the end, are a black 1969 Dodge Charger (an homage to the General Lee, with the correct ten spoke American Racing Vector rims), and a 1970 Dodge Challenger (just like the one Barry Newman drove in Vanishing Point (1971). See more »

Goofs

Because 'Grindhouse' is a homage to the old low budget films of the 70's and 80's, there are many deliberate errors by the filmmakers to give an authentic Grindhouse feel. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Kim: I'm gonna bust a nut up in this bitch right now!
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Crazy Credits

Just below the listing for Quentin's personal chef is the following credit: "Personal Chef for Mr. Rodriguez - Robert Rodriguez" See more »

Alternate Versions

Tarantino's segment, Death Proof, was lengthened for showing at the Cannes Movie Festival. Most of the film's scratches (used in Grindhouse) were also cut out. See more »

Connections

References Robot Monster (1953) See more »

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Grindhouse (Main Title)
Written by Robert Rodriguez
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Tarantino is the Stravinsky of Movies
11 October 2007 | by rserranoSee all my reviews

Tarantino's critics do not seem to fully understand what he is up to. More than "making movies" he "makes movies about movies", in this case the B-movie genre.

This is what Igor Stravinsky did with music. He would take some genre(baroque, 12 tonal or even jazz music), break it down into the essence of its component parts and then put them back together in different ways. What you got was no longer baroque, 12 tonal or jazz. It made you stop to wonder what those styles really were and why they appealed or didn't appeal to you.

In a way, Tarantino is doing the same thing. He's making us question why we go to these movies and what the process of watching a film is all about. As a result it is not fair to criticize him because "the girls should have just stopped the car". In B-movies the girls just don't stop the car! It's like criticizing a serious drama for not having enough good jokes. He has really captured something about why these movies get audiences and are such intense fun to watch.

Now that Tarantino has dabbled with films about B-movies, kung-fu movies,action movies,revenge movies, etc. it will be interesting to see if he can extend into other genres. Will we ever see a Tarantino musical, serious drama, love story or western?


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