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
The Crazy Babysitter Twins from Planet Terror (2007) are featured prominently in the shot introducing Warren's Bar, and can be seen again during the lap-dance sequence. See more »
When the girls are driving in downtown Austin, they are crossing the Congress Avenue Bridge, but their dialog takes significantly longer than it would take to cross the bridge. It only takes about thirty seconds to cross the bridge at 35mph; their dialog takes over 2 minutes with the bridge railing showing prominently in the background, disappearing and reappearing. 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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During the opening credits, the Troublemaker Studios logo remains in it's original form but the Dimension Pictures logo has been rendered in a 1970s style. See more »
I honestly think Death Proof is one of the most underrated films at the time I'm writing this (2015). A lot of people on this board seem to complain about the dialogue or the delivery of some of the actors. I personally think this movie has a lot of punch with a strong car chase sequence, very good actors, well-written script....and a perfect soundtrack!
I really like how the first part of the movie is a classic slasher/horror movie and the second part is a great throwback to "car movies".
Death Proof came out in 2007 and I remember watching this movie with my friend and having a really good time. I watched the movie another time a few years later and really enjoyed it to for other reasons, especially the classic car chase sequence.
Now it's 2015, I've just watched Death Proof for a third time and it's still a blast to watch. The music is perfect, the movie is very funny, and I love the performance from Kurt Russell, Sydney Poitier (Jungle Julia) and all the other supporting characters.
R.I.P. Sally Menke, I really love her work on this movie...not only for the great grindhouse "jump cuts" but also for one of my favorite scene halfway through the movie that I won't mention and the awesome 11-min well edited car chase.
I gave the movie a strong 9/10 and I hope this movie will have a better reputation 5-10 years from now. Great work from Quentin Tarantino!
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