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Sin City (2005)

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A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cara D. Briggs ...
Hearing Panel Person (as Cara Briggs)
Motorcycle Cop (as Jeff Dashnaw)
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Corporal Rivera
Christina Frankenfield ...


Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash. Written by Tom Benton

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sustained strong stylized violence, nudity and sexual content including dialogue | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frank Miller's Sin City  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller planned each shot in the movie by using the panels from the original book as storyboard. See more »


As soon as Hartigan realizes he was setup to find Nancy, he tries to leave unnoticed so Junior doesn't know who she is.But Hartigan didn't know what she looked like, he just asked for Nancy. But Junior knew her name was Nancy too, so he could've just asked for Nancy even if Nancy never spotted Hartigan. See more »


[first lines]
The Salesman: [voiceover] She shivers in the wind like the last leaf on a dying tree. I let her hear my footsteps. She only goes stiff for a moment.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, each of the actor's names is shown with a frame from the comic, featuring their character. See more »


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Composed by Silvestre Revueltas
Conducted by Eduardo Mata with the New Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy SONY BMG Mexico
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Licensing
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Sin City is Sinsational!
17 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Just watched the Advance Screening last night and I must say that this movie pulls all the punches in violence. It deserves its hard R rating in the first five minutes and doesn't let up until the end credits roll. It has it all - bullets, boobs and be-headings - beautifully set in a grim atmosphere that really keeps you on the edge of your seat. All cast performances were excellent - especially Mickey Rourke's "Marv" character. Fans of the comic will not be disappointed in this film adaption. This movie is definitely not for the squeamish or faint-of-heart.

Sin City grabs you by the nuts and doesn't let go! A must see!

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