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Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

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Storyline

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

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A White-Hot Juggernaut At 200 Miles Per Hour! See more »

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Release Date:

31 May 2007 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

Grindhouse Presents: Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£407,525 (UK) (21 September 2007)

Gross:

£707,262 (UK) (28 September 2007)
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Trivia

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

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When the first girls are driving to the lake, Jungle Julia Lucai calls a station to play a song by Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich. But, whenever she says their names, she incorrectly calls Mick, Mitch. See more »

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Arlene: [shouting to Jungle Julia] Hold on, I gotta come up! I gotta take the world's biggest fuckin' piss!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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References The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) See more »

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Italia a mano armata
(from the motion picture "Italia a mano armata (1976)")
Written by Franco Micalizzi
Performed by Franco Micalizzi
Courtesy of IDM Music o/b/o Beat Records
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What a waste of talent
21 August 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I sat down to watch this as a confirmed Tarantino fan and came away convinced that this was a vanity project to pay homage to a genre that was always pretty poor in cinematic terms anyway. "Vanishing Point", for example, is rubbish, always was, always will be, and is of no significance in movie history. Its musical equivalent would be The Beatles re-forming and making an album of Herman Hermit's Greatest Hits, i.e. horrible and pointless. There is very little plot, the dialogue is laughably bad and moreover this film is terribly slow. Tarantino seems to have lost all sense of pace, or how to retain the viewers interest. Is this the man that made "Pulp Fiction"? In the extras section of the DVD disc, Tarantino cites the Australian "Mad Max" movies as an influence. This film doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as those films, in terms of story, plot or sheer excitement. And who the hell are "Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, "Mitch" and Tich"? There was a band called "Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich" and in musical relevance or coolness terms come somewhere between Cliff Richard and The Rubettes. Don't waste your time on this film. It's dreadful and a complete waste of all the undoubted talents involved.


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