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Dick Tracy (1990)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  15 June 1990 (USA)
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The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

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McGillicuddy
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All Tess Trueheart wants is to settle down to a quiet life with her boyfriend, detective Dick Tracy. But there's something pretty rotten going on in town, with someone pretty rotten behind it, and Tracy has his hands full with the likes of villain Big Boy Caprice and with the almost irresistable Breathless Mahoney. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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15 June 1990 (USA)  »

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$46,000,000 (estimated)

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$103,738,726 (USA)
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Make-up designers John Caglione Jr. and Doug Drexler jokingly suggested Ronald Reagan for the role of Pruneface, but Warren Beatty opted for R.G. Armstrong as he had worked with him on Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Reds (1981). However, Pruneface's ruddy cheeks and liver spots were added as an homage to Reagan by Caglione and Drexler. See more »

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In the final major shootout, Dick Tracy and the other cops obviously fires more rounds than is available from a standard drum (they do not reload on-screen). See more »

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Radio Announcer: Gangland enforcers broke the arms of an elderly newsdealer this afternoon when he refused to share his week's receipts with them. Stacks of newspapers were tossed in the gutter as the thugs wrecked the business and made their getaway. Lunchtime crowds were paralyzed by the suddenness of the crime. Not a hand was raised in protest.
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Written by Stephen Sondheim
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A town this tough needs a cop this tough.
15 June 2002 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

Dick Tracy is one of my all time favorite films. I must admit to those that haven't seen it. You will either really love it or really hate it. It came out a year after the success of Batman. So everyone's expectations were so high that many were let down simply because the plot is so simple. But its based on a comic strip...what did you expect? Creatively, this movie is amazing! The sets, make-up, music, costumes, and the impressive acting make this film fantastic. The film has bloodless violence and no bad language - that's something rare these days. Directed, produced, and stars Warren Beatty as the ace crime fighter going up against Al Pacino's evil Big Boy Caprice and his mob of thugs. Madonna steals the show as the seductive Breathless Mahoney. This is one of the best characters Madonna has ever played. She has the best one liners I've heard! Madonna fans would love it! One of the coolest things about the film is that they only used seven colors to make it look like a comic strip. This film is truly a piece of artwork that is sadly overlooked by the public. To sum things up, this film brings out the child in all of us. It's a film that will leave you smiling at the end.


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