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Grindhouse (2007)

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Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's homage to drive-in double features in the 60s and 70s with two back-to-back cult films that include previews of coming attractions between them.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim (segment "Death Proof")
Pam (segment "Death Proof") / Cherry (segment "Planet Terror")
Shanna (segment "Death Proof") / Judy (segment "Thanksgiving")
Lee (segment "Death Proof")
Warren (segment "Death Proof") / Rapist #1 (segment "Planet Terror")
Marcy (segment "Death Proof")
Dov (segment "Death Proof") / Tucker (segment "Thanksgiving")
Nate (segment "Death Proof")
Omar (segment "Death Proof")


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grind House  »

Box Office


$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,596,613 (USA) (6 April 2007)


$25,031,037 (USA) (15 June 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Quentin Tarantino:  [Long Take]  During the second half of Death Proof (2007), when the four women are talking in the cafeteria, it is all done in a single take that is approximately seven minutes long. See more »


At the market at the start of the second half the sign above the store includes liquor and wine, but in Tennessee grocery stores do not sell wine or liquor. See more »


[speeding by a bunch of cows]
Kim: Moo, muthafucker, moo!
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Crazy Credits

Just below the listing for Quentin's personal chef is the following credit: "Personal Chef for Mr. Rodriguez - Robert Rodriguez" See more »


References Bloodsucking Freaks (1976) See more »


Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by T Rex
Muscadet Productions, Inc.
(Death Proof)
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Go see it in the theater.
29 March 2007 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

I went to the premier in Austin last night. Wow, what an awesome event. Here are a few brief thoughts: One of the previews, that is being made into a movie, looks absolutely absurd and I am sure that it will be a joy to watch.

Planet Terror kept you laughing, groaning, and cringing the entire time. Enough action to keep you into it, enough campy gore to laugh at, and plenty of build up to have you cheering for the good guys. Rodriguez put together an A-rated, B-movie.

Death Proof was also enjoyable. I may have been antsy due to the cramped seating, but it seemed like there was a little lull in the middle. I didn't want to get up at intermission as I didn't want to miss the trailers. As Tarantino has done before, there is some great dialogue flying around the core group of actors.

I will definitely go see it again in the theater. I missed some of the dialogue due to the roar of the audience. However, I think having an interactive audience really adds to the experience.


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