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Dick Tracy (1990)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 15 June 1990 (USA)
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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Cast

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Kid
Michael Donovan O'Donnell ...
McGillicuddy
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Stooge
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Shoulders
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The Rodent
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The Brow
Lawrence Steven Meyers ...
Little Face
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Marvellee Cariaga ...
Soprano (as Marvelee Cariaga)
Michael Gallup ...
Baritone
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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 irresistible Breathless Mahoney. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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15 June 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Дик Трэйси  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,543,911, 17 June 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$103,738,726

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,738,726, 31 December 1991
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Tracy leaps off the side of the building onto a lamp post, he smashes his face into the pole (which is actually seen in the final film). Warren Beatty was asked about the scene years later and if he felt bad for the stunt person seen on-screen injuring himself. Beatty's response was, "That was me." See more »

Goofs

Pat technically appears before Sam, though Sam still appears before him in the credits. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Touchstone logo appears in black and white in the opening credits. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

What Can You Lose
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Madonna and Mandy Patinkin
Arranged by Shirley Walker
Courtesy of Sire Records
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Film Noir in Technicolor
31 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

First and Formost, this movie hits the comic strip right on the nose (it was goofy looking and freak'n violent). The one thing that always gets me is that we have detectives, feme fatales, rutheless gangsters, exploding cars and machine guns, all done in super bright rainbow colors. I find that the bright colors really pull this movie off, It conveys the whole "comic book" idea, better than the giant balloons from Batman, the verbaitum sound effects from X men, and certainly those annoying "panel" shots from hulk.


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