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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  16 April 2004 (USA)
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The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.

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Edgar McGraw
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Buck
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Bald Guy (as Kenji Oba)
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Tokyo Businessman (as Yoshijuki Morishita)
Jun Kunimura ...
Boss Tanaka
Goro Daimon ...
Boss Honda
Kazuki Kitamura ...
Boss Koji / Crazy 88
Akaji Maro ...
Boss Ozawah
Shun Sugata ...
Boss Benta
Sachiko Fujii ...
The 5, 6, 7, 8's (as The 5 6 7 8's)
Ronnie Yoshiko Fujiyama ...
The 5, 6, 7, 8's (as The 5 6 7 8's)
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Storyline

The murderous Bride is back and she is still continuing her vengeance quest against her ex-boss, Bill, and taking aim at Bill's younger brother Budd and Elle Driver, the only survivors from the squad of assassins who betrayed her four years earlier. It's all leading up to the ultimate confrontation with Bill, the Bride's former master and the man who ordered her execution! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated R for violence, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$440,216 (Spain) (30 July 2004)

Gross:

$1,801,760 (Brazil) (22 October 2004)
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Quentin Tarantino:  [Red Apple Cigarettes]  The brand of cigarettes smoked in this film, as noted by the eagle logo below the filter seen in close-ups, is American Spirits. However, when The Bride meets with Esteban (Michael Parks), a pack of Red Apples, Quentin Tarantino's signature brand of fake cigarettes, can clearly be seen on the table. See more »

Goofs

When Budd is preparing to bury the Bride alive, he dumps a big piece of plywood onto the coffin and nails it down, but plywood is impossible to punch through, so when the Bride goes to punch her way out of the coffin, it's now made of slats, conveniently arranged so that the grain works with her. See more »

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[first lines]
Bill: Do you find me sadistic? You know, Kiddo, I'd like to believe that you're aware enough even now to know that there's nothing sadistic in my actions. At this moment, this is me at my most masochistic.
The Bride: Bill, it's your baby.
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Ironside
Written by Quincy Jones
Performed by Quincy Jones
Courtesy of A&M Records
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It transcends its genre and becomes Tarantino's most thoughtful and sophisticated work
15 April 2004 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

In my brief, initial review of 'Kill Bill Vol. 1.' I made the regrettable mistake of dismissing it as exceedingly pleasing yet unsubstantial stylistic masturbation, lacking the profundity and characterizations of Tarantino's previous works. Rarely have I been happier to be proven wrong.

What once seemed like somewhat incoherent cinematic recklessness has, after viewing the second part of Mr. Tarantino's saga, revealed itself to be wild, imaginative and brilliant filmmaking. As a whole, 'Kill Bill' is utterly unified (not despite but because of the radical shift in tone), possesses a strong, dramatic ark, and, above all, stands as quite possibly the most passionate, loving tribute to cinema I have ever seen. While part one pays homage to Brian De Palma, Dario Argento and the Shaw Brothers, part two cites, among many others, Jean-Luc Godard, Sergio Leone, and Robert Siodmark.

But that's far from all.

In his critical essay 'The Cinema of the Cool', Kevin Murphy suggests that Tarantino must move on and grow up to fully realize his potential as a filmmaker. In my opinion, with this piece, he has done so. Those merely seeking the blood-splattered, broken-bone action of Vol. 1 will be severely disappointed by Vol. 2, which is infinitely more thoughtful, pondering the nature of violence, both in cause and effect. While the action in the first installment was great, comic book fun, here it becomes severely unpleasant, cringe inducing, and never without consequence. If anything, it reminded me of the great Akira Kurosawa's work. Remarkable.


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