In Austin, Texas, the girlfriends Julia, Arlene and Shanna meet in a bar to drink, smoke and make out with their boyfriends before traveling alone to Lake LBJ to spend the weekend together. They meet the former Hollywood stuntman Mike, who takes Pam out in his "death-proof" stunt car. Fourteen months later, Mike turns up in Lebanon, Tennessee and chase Abernathy, Zoë and Kim, but these girls are tough and decide to pay-back the attack. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
One of the characters asks for 'Red Apple' cigarettes, a trademark brand of Tarantino. See more »
Shadow of the camera equipment on Stuntman Mike's shirt and seat during the final chase. See more »
[shouting to Jungle Julia]
Hold on, I gotta come up! I gotta take the world's biggest fuckin' piss!
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In the OPENING credits during the prologue driving sequence, after "Kurt Russell in" there is a quick two-or-three frame color animation of the title "Quentin Tarentino's Thunder Bolt" which cuts immediately to a simple grainy white-on-black title screen that says "Death Proof". See more »
Simply a weird movie. You feel almost as if you were zapped through a time machine that was partially broken.
Story (8/10) The story is certainly original. A stuntman using his car to murder women in their cars? Nothing else like it.
Acting (8/10) Kurt Russell basically made his role his bitch! Not much else to be said. The girls did a fine job as well, nothing extraordinary but they sold their characters.
Sound(10/10): Pretty much any Tarantino movie will have a kickass soundtrack, this one is no different. The music blends perfectly with the visuals, especially the lap dancing scene, it was epic...
Dialogue(8/10): I see a lot of people complain about how boring the dialog is. These people are idiots. The dialog overall is funny and realistic, pretty much what you'd expect of what a group of immatureish women talk about. Plus Kurt Russell's role of stuntman mike was written to perfection. He seamlessly appears and talks like a normal down to earth guy, although at the same time he looks and acts as if he were some sort of creepazoid(not sure what that means but that's what he was).
Overall Awesomeness (8/10) If you enjoy movies that are packed with moments where you ask yourself "what the hell just happened?" then chances are you'll dig this flick. And if you're a fan of Tarantino and you haven't seen this, then your not a fan of Tarantino.
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