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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Kid
Michael Donovan O'Donnell ...
McGillicuddy
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Stooge
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Neil Summers ...
The Rodent
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Marvellee Cariaga ...
Soprano (as Marvelee Cariaga)
Michael Gallup ...
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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 irresistible Breathless Mahoney. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Their turf. Their game. Their rules. They didn't count on HIS law... See more »


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15 June 1990 (USA)  »

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Дик Трэйси  »

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$47,000,000 (estimated)

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$103,738,726 (USA)
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Danny Elfman was hired to compose the film score because Warren Beatty was impressed with his work on Batman (1989). Of working with Beatty, Elfman has said "Warren was insane". See more »

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When Tess finds Dick Tracy and Breathless kissing, she is carrying two ice creams. Both with a round top scoop. In the next shot of Tess, one is licked flat. In all shots following, the ice creams are either melting, not melting, etc., but never exactly the same twice. 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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References Ishtar (1987) See more »

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Some Lucky Day
Written by Michael Kernan' (as Mike Kernan) and Andy Paley
Performed by Andy Paley
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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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