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Dick Tracy (1990)

PG  |   |  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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Michael Donovan O'Donnell ...
McGillicuddy
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Stooge
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Neil Summers ...
The Rodent
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Marvelee Cariaga ...
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Michael Gallup ...
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Storyline

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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Dik Trejsi  »

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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$103,738,726 (USA)
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Trivia

In an article in Entertainment Weekly about the make-up used for "Dick Tracy", actor R.G. Armstrong said his face was covered with a gelatinous material called alginate, which is similar to the stuff dentists use for impressions of teeth, to make a life mask for his character Pruneface. Then the make-up artists sculpted Pruneface's wrinkled mug over the life mask to form a second mold from which foam-latex facial parts, also known as appliances, were cast. The appliances were attached to Armstrong's face in several sections to the actor's face and the make-up session could take up to three hours long to apply. When asked what he'd do when the make-up artists would put on his Pruneface make-up, Armstrong said, "I'd go to sleep." See more »

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When Big Boy and Flattop enters the vault, the latter says "It's Tracy's dame". His lips do not move when this line is spoken. 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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Composed and Conducted by Thomas Pasatieri
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It Does Make an Impression.
3 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An all-star cast, vivid colors that could give you a headache and Madonna's sizzling performance made many think that "Dick Tracy" is much better than it actually is. It is one of those typical quantity over quality projects that uses smoke and mirrors to make the audience think that it is something unique and intriguing. However, the film is little more than a comic strip that jumps up at you ala the "Superman" or "Batman" group of films. Warren Beatty's performance and in-your-face direction are not totally successful. The seemingly endless name of cast members also becomes dizzying. Al Pacino (Oscar-nominated) steals every scene and pulls a Jack Nicholson from "Batman" out of his hat. "Dick Tracy" is a good film, but it is far from being a masterpiece. 4 stars out of 5.


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