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Grindhouse (2007)

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's homage to exploitation 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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Lanna Frank (segment "Death Proof")
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Storyline

A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while "Planet Terror" shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics. Written by alfiehitchie

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The sleaze-filled saga of an exploitation double feature. See more »


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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6 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grind House  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,596,613, 6 April 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,031,037, 17 June 2007
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

DIRECTOR_TRADEMARK(Quentin Tarantino): [Red Apple Cigarettes]: In the segment "Planet Terror", JT (the BBQ owner) tossed a pack of Red Apple cigarettes to Wray (Freddy Rodriguez). See more »

Goofs

Segment Death Proof. When the women in the dodge charger are in pursuit of Stuntman Mike, the cracks on the windshield disappear then reappear between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jungle Julia: But maybe a little later in the evening, you've had a few drinks, you're kind of losey gosey, you're safe with your girls. Then some kinda cute, kinda hot, kinda sexy, hysterically funny but not funny looking guy comes over and says it - then maybe you did it earlier and maybe you didn't.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits include pieces of film leader shown in time with the music. Most of these are "China girls," used to check the film's color timing. If you look closely, you will see brief segments of "Death Proof" outtakes. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)
Written by Joe Tex
Performed by Joe Tex
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC d/b/a Tree Productions
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A silly film/s with no story and extreme violence
20 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

People nowadays just like nonsensical violence, it really does not make sense for our society to produce this utter trash. Especially by directors that have such a big following, it just leads to many poisoned minds that have a much harder tolerance to violence and as of such are capable of much more violence than someone less exposed to imagery of this sort.

Directors with such a large following should really know better. So should publishing houses and cinemas.

This film that should not be called film. This is a porn flick for weirdos who are into extreme violence. You know the sort, those that need to see a psychologist.

I think less of the people that review this highly, than the directors that actually made it.


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