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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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Storyline

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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Do I take this cop down and risk it all? See more »

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

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1 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frank Miller's Sin City  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,120,273 (USA) (1 April 2005)

Gross:

$74,098,862 (USA) (5 August 2005)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Rodriguez has said that he does not consider this movie to be an adaptation so much as a translation. This is why there is no screenwriting in the credits. The only mention of writing is Frank Miller as the creator of the graphic novels. See more »

Goofs

When Hartigan sits in prison, he says he "refused to plead innocent." This is not correct terminology. An accused person can generally plead "guilty" or "not guilty." There are other possible pleas, but this is irrelevant and none of them are "innocent" for various reasons.

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Quotes

[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

Shot and Cut by Robert Rodriguez. See more »

Connections

References Die Hard (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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Hyper-Noir for today
16 March 2005 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I just came back from an advance screening of Sin City, and I can tell you this is one salient reel of pitch of a film. Think of it as film noir amped up for a post modern century. It comes across like most of Frank Miller's writing, modestly fantastic for the comic environment, but steeped long and hard in the tradition of the underground crime writers of the '40's. Visually, the juxtaposition of the rich B&W with digitally-hued Technicolor makes it hard to take your eyes off the screen. This film was tailor made for most of the people who have been following Miller's writing for the past twenty odd years, brimming with many of his trademark elements and visual style that he, along with Messrs. Rodriguez and Tarantino, capture brilliantly. Not for more sensitive or under aged souls, Sin City will burn like a fire that you have to watch for everyone else.


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