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Grindhouse (2007)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Thriller  |  6 April 2007 (USA)
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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")


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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A double feature that'll tear you in two! 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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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?


According to Tarantino Universe aficionados, this is the 3rd appearance of "Jungle" Julia. First, was as Unruly Julie in My Best Friend's Birthday- she's mentioned as a rival DJ to Clarence. 2nd as Wayne Gale's assistant in Natural Born Killers. 3rd, as a DJ in Death Proof. See more »


Because 'Grindhouse' is a homage to the old low budget films of the 70's and 80's, there are many deliberate errors by the filmmakers to give an authentic Grindhouse feel. See more »


[looking at a photo of Jungle Julia]
Stuntman Mike: You got a kiss for me, my girlfriend?
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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 Vega$ (1978) See more »


Useless Talent #38
Written by Rebecca Rodriguez & Robert Rodriguez
Performed by Rose McGowan
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User Reviews

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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