In Austin, Texas, the girlfriends Julia, Arlene and Shanna meet in a bar to drink, smoke and make out with their boyfriends before traveling alone to Lake LBJ to spend the weekend together. They meet the former Hollywood stuntman Mike, who takes Pam out in his "death-proof" stunt car. Fourteen months later, Mike turns up in Lebanon, Tennessee and chase Abernathy, Zoë and Kim, but these girls are tough and decide to pay-back the attack.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
According to Tarantino Universe aficionados, this is the third appearance of "Jungle" Julia, The first was as Unruly Julie in My Best Friend's Birthday (1987), mentioned as a rival D.J. to Clarence, and the second was as Wayne Gale's assistant in Natural Born Killers (1994). See more »
When the first girls are driving to the lake, Jungle Julia Lucai calls a station to play a song by Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich. But, whenever she says their names, she incorrectly calls Mick, Mitch. See more »
[shouting to Jungle Julia]
Hold on, I gotta come up! I gotta take the world's biggest fuckin' piss!
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In the OPENING credits during the prologue driving sequence, after "Kurt Russell in" there is a quick ten-frame color animation of the title "Quentin Tarentino's Thunder Bolt" which cuts immediately to a simple grainy white-on-black title screen that says "Death Proof". See more »
On the unrated single movie version there's a scene of Stuntman Mike watching the girls between leaving the restaurant and showing Warren's bar. The three walk out of the place drunk and Shanna falls down on her butt. Then they show the bar and the Crazy Baby Sitter Twins entering the front door to the song "Baby It's You". See more »
I honestly think Death Proof is one of the most underrated films at the time I'm writing this (2015). A lot of people on this board seem to complain about the dialogue or the delivery of some of the actors. I personally think this movie has a lot of punch with a strong car chase sequence, very good actors, well-written script....and a perfect soundtrack!
I really like how the first part of the movie is a classic slasher/horror movie and the second part is a great throwback to "car movies".
Death Proof came out in 2007 and I remember watching this movie with my friend and having a really good time. I watched the movie another time a few years later and really enjoyed it to for other reasons, especially the classic car chase sequence.
Now it's 2015, I've just watched Death Proof for a third time and it's still a blast to watch. The music is perfect, the movie is very funny, and I love the performance from Kurt Russell, Sydney Poitier (Jungle Julia) and all the other supporting characters.
R.I.P. Sally Menke, I really love her work on this movie...not only for the great grindhouse "jump cuts" but also for one of my favorite scene halfway through the movie that I won't mention and the awesome 11-min well edited car chase.
I gave the movie a strong 9/10 and I hope this movie will have a better reputation 5-10 years from now. Great work from Quentin Tarantino!
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