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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

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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Cast

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Nikki (as Ambrosia Kelly)
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Edgar McGraw
Jonathan Loughran ...
Trucker
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Buck
Kenji Ohba ...
Bald Guy (as Kenji Oba)
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Tokyo Businessman (as Yoshijuki Morishita)
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Boss Tanaka
Goro Daimon ...
Boss Honda
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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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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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16 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,104,949, 18 April 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$66,208,183, 28 May 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$152,159,461, 28 May 2012
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Pai Mei punching through a wooden plank, leaving a round hole as opposed to regular wood splinters, may be a reference to this ability, attributed to several martial arts Masters - among them Masusatsu Oyama (founder of the Kyokushin school of karate) who, in martial arts folklore, is said to have punched such a hole in an oak door to grab the wrist of a burglar trying to enter his house. 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 bab...
[BLAM!]
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About Her
Written by Malcolm McLaren (as M. McLaren), W.C. Handy, Rod Argent
Performed by Malcolm McLaren
Courtesy of Malcolm McLaren
Contains samples of "She's Not There"
Written by Rod Argent
Published by Marquis Music Co. Ltd.
Performed by The Zombies
Licensed courtesy of Marquis Enterprises Limited
and of "St. Louis Blues"
Written by W.C. Handy (as William C. Handy)
Published by Handy Brothers Music Co., Inc., New York
Administered by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
On behalf of Francis Day & Hunter
Performed by Bessie Smith
Original recording from the film "St. Louis Blues" in 1929
Used with permission. All rights reserved.
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It transcends its genre and becomes Tarantino's most thoughtful and sophisticated work
15 April 2004 | by 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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