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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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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 <>

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Release Date:

15 June 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$100,000,000 (estimated)


$103,738,726 (USA)

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Simplistic but enjoyable.
4 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't look for an overdeveloped plotline here....just sit back with some popcorn and enjoy this one. A gallery of stars pop up as the classic cartoon character's villains in this live action comedy, which features incredible makeup and set design, not to mention knockout performances from Beatty, Madonna, and Pacino. Great fun for kids and adults alike.

*** out of ****

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