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Death Proof -- For Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia (Sydney Tamiia Poitier), dusk offers an opportunity to unwind with two of her closest friends, Shanna and Arlene (Jordan Ladd and Vanessa Ferlito).  This three fox posse sets out into the night, turning heads from Guero's to the Texas Chili Parlor.  Not all of the attention is innocent: Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell), a scarred, weathered rebel who leers from behind the wheel of his muscle car.  As the girls settle into their beers, Mike's weapon, a white-hot juggernaut, revs just feet away...
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Death Proof -- 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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kurt Russell ... Stuntman Mike

Zoë Bell ... Herself

Rosario Dawson ... Abernathy

Vanessa Ferlito ... Arlene

Sydney Tamiia Poitier ... Jungle Julia (as Sydney Poitier)

Tracie Thoms ... Kim

Rose McGowan ... Pam

Jordan Ladd ... Shanna

Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Lee

Quentin Tarantino ... Warren

Marcy Harriell ... Marcy

Eli Roth ... Dov

Omar Doom ... Nate

Michael Bacall ... Omar

Monica Staggs ... Lanna Frank
Jonathan Loughran ... Jasper
Marta Mendoza ... Punky Bruiser
Tim Murphy ... Tim the Bartender
Melissa Arcaro ... Venus Envy

Michael Parks ... Earl McGraw

James Parks ... Edgar McGraw

Marley Shelton ... Dr. Dakota Block - McGraw

Nicky Katt ... Counter Guy

Electra Avellan ... Babysitter Twin #1 (as Electra Avellán)
Elise Avellan ... Babysitter Twin #2 (as Elise Avellán)

Helen Kim ... Peg

Tina Rodriguez ... Juana
Eurlyne Epper ... Lanna Frank Friend #1
Jamie L. Dunno ... Lanna Frank Friend #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kelley Robins ... Laquanda
Manuel Cantu ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Chris King ... Extra (uncredited)

Darryl K. Phipps ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Julitta Pourciau ... Business Class Passenger (uncredited)

Amanda Rivas ... Nurse (uncredited)

Violet Saenz-Arocha ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Gary Teague ... Businessman (uncredited)

Angela Ware ... Waitress at Guero's (uncredited)
Steven A. Webb ... College Player-Barroom (uncredited)

Directed by
Quentin Tarantino 
Writing credits
Quentin Tarantino (written by)

Produced by
Elizabeth Avellan .... producer (as Elizabeth Avellán)
Shannon McIntosh .... executive producer
Robert Rodriguez .... producer
Pilar Savone .... associate producer
Bill Scott .... line producer
James W. Skotchdopole .... line producer: California
Erica Steinberg .... producer
Quentin Tarantino .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Quentin Tarantino (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sally Menke 
Casting by
Mary Vernieu 
Production Design by
Steve Joyner 
Art Direction by
Caylah Eddleblute 
Set Decoration by
Jeanette Scott 
Costume Design by
Nina Proctor 
Makeup Department
Jaremy Aiello .... special makeup effects painter: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Jaremy Aiello .... special makeup effects sculptor: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Chad Atkinson .... special makeup effects lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects designer
Anneliese Boise .... special makeup effects crew: hair department, K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Mark Boley .... special makeup effects crew: hair department, K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Jack Bricker .... special makeup effects crew: hair department, K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Michael Deak .... special makeup effects shop supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc. (as Mike Deak)
Alex Diaz .... special makeup effects on-set tech: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Jeff Edwards .... special makeup effects mechnical department: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Eric Fiedler .... special makeup effects mechnical department: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Robert Freitas .... special makeup effects mold maker: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc. (as Rob Frietas)
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects on-set tech: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Jamie Grove .... special makeup effects painter: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Jamie Grove .... special makeup effects sculptor: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Steve Hartman .... special makeup effects lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Tysuela Hill-Scott .... makeup department head (as Tysuela Hill)
Jeff Himmel .... special makeup effects fabricator: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Grady Holder .... special makeup effects mold maker: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Akihito Ikeda .... special makeup effects painter: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Akihito Ikeda .... special makeup effects sculptor: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Jim Leonard .... special makeup effects mold maker: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc. (as James Leonard)
Dennis Liddiard .... makeup artist: Mr. Russell
Tony Matijevich .... special makeup effects lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc. (as Anthony Matijevich)
Jake McKinnon .... special makeup effects mechnical department: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Darylin Nagy .... key makeup artist
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects designer (as Gregory Nicotero)
Christina Presita .... special makeup effects lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc. (as Christina Prestia)
Joe Rivera .... hair stylist
Caleb Schneider .... special makeup effects lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Andy Schoneberg .... special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Shannon Shea .... special makeup effects shop supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Tara Smith .... hair department head
Khanh Trance .... special makeup effects crew: hair department, K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc. (as Khanh Tran)
David Wogh .... special makeup effects mechnical department: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Production Management
Debbi Bossi .... post-production supervisor
Tim Clawson .... executive in charge of physical production
Tracey Landon .... production supervisor: California
Richard Saperstein .... executive in charge of production
Alex G. Scott .... assistant production supervisor: California
Bill Scott .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Bettwy .... first assistant director
Susan Jasso .... second second assistant director (as Susana Jasso)
David Rimer .... second assistant director
Art Department
David Michael Ableman .... scenic artist (as Michael Abelman)
Jeff B. Adams Jr. .... set designer (as Jeff B. Adams)
William R. Barrett .... labor foreman: California
J.P. Barrow .... welder
Richard J. Bell .... greens coordinator: California
Edward J. Borasch Jr. .... property master (as Ed Borasch Jr.)
Peter Bret Lennon .... propmaker: California (as P. Brett Lennon)
Bart Brown .... gang boss
Jennifer Brown .... buyer
Rodney Brown .... general foreman
Marcia Bruscato-Poss .... buyer
Kit Casati .... prop fabricator
Ronald Castro .... greens gang boss: California
Debbie Cortez Haber .... art department coordinator (as Debbie Haber)
Vincent D'Aquino .... greens gang boss: California
Michael Dudash .... painter
Mary Duque .... art department assistant
Sheila M. Eitson .... scenic foreman
David R. Evans .... graphic artist (as David Evans)
David Fanderlik .... propmaker gang boss: California (as Dave Fanderlik)
Doug Field .... greens utility
Steve Gallien .... welder
Sonia L. Garcia .... scenic painter (as Sonia Garcia)
Ken Gaston-Kilgore .... set dresser
Douglas Gessaman .... propmaker (as Doug Gessaman)
Jammie S. Goodman .... painter (as Jimmie S. Goodman)
Juliet Guimont .... scenic painter
Mark Gutierrez .... utility technician
David Hack .... leadman
Steve A. Hagberg .... construction coordinator: California (as Steve Hagberg)
Edwin Glen Hill .... paint laborer
Richard W. Jones .... on-set greensman: California unit
Thomas Karl Jr. .... lead scenic
Gene Kelly .... general foreman: California
Garry Kirks .... propmaker
Marcus LaPorte .... props fabricator
Melody Lloyd .... construction medic
Timothy W. Lobdell .... propmaker (as Tim Lobdell)
Jennifer Long .... set dec buyer
Kevin Mangan .... greens foreman: California
Christopher Martin .... lead greensman
Brian T. McCarty .... welder (as Brian McCarty)
Andy McCauley .... gang boss (as Andrew McCauley)
Joe McCusker .... construction coordinator
James Moore .... greens utility
Richard M. Moore .... propmaker (as Richard Moore)
Steven O'Bannon .... labor gang boss: California (as Steven A. O'Bannon)
Desmond O'Regan .... propmaker: California (as Desmond P. O'Regan)
Darren Patnode .... on-set dresser
Ron Pekkala .... construction medic: California
Ron Perkins .... construction foreman
Laurel Pickering .... lead scenic
Craig Polydoros .... toolman: California
Jeff Poss .... head prop fabricator
Felix Rosales III .... utility technician
Michael Semon .... assistant property master (as Mike Semon)
Alan R. Serotta .... construction foreman (as Alan Serotta)
John 'B.J.' Smith .... scenic gang boss (as John C. Smith Jr.)
Tyler J. Smith .... property assistant
James Toole .... propmaker
Michi Ukawa .... graphic artist
Kurt Volk .... graphic designer
Mike Walker .... scenic artist
Rusty Warne .... propmaker foreman: California
Hap Weaver .... greensman
Carrin Welch .... construction buyer: California
Michael P. Weller .... propmaker: California (as Michael Weller)
Rick McLean .... paint gang boss (uncredited)
Sound Department
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor (as Chris Assells)
Eddie Bydalek .... digital sound mix technician
Harry Cohen .... sound effects designer
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital sound assistant
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Tom Hartig .... boom operator
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Michael Keller .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
James Moriana .... foley artist (as James M. Moriana)
Margit Pfeiffer .... dialogue editor
Rocky Quiroz .... sound utility
Ann Scibelli .... sound effects designer
Branden Spencer .... supervising assistant sound editor
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Renee Tondelli .... adr supervisor
Mark Ulano .... production sound mixer
Drew Webster .... digital sound mix technician
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist (as Geffrey Wilhoit)
Scott Wolf .... sound effects editor
David Young .... post-production sound engineer (as David M. Young)
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Peter Zinda .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Kenneth Bosse .... special effects technician: California
Brian Cross .... special effects technician
Keith Haynes .... special effects car shop tech
Richard Landerer .... special effects car shop tech
Marcus LaPorte .... master mold maker
William P. McGinley .... special effects car shop welder (as William McGinley)
John McLeod .... special effects coordinator
Andrew Miller .... special effects car shop foreman (as Andy Miller)
Antonette J. Miller .... special effects car shop buyer (as Toni Miller)
Joe Montenegro .... special effects technician: California
Brian Montgomery .... special effects technician
Ron Pekkala .... special effects medic: California
Elia P. Popov .... special effects car shop foreman: California (as Elia Popov)
Dirk Rogers .... special effects technician
Frank W. Tarantino .... special effects foreman (as Frank Tarantino)
Omar Torres .... special effects technician: California
Lindsay Vivian .... special effects purchaser
Dick Wood .... special effects shop foreman (as Richard Wood)
Daniel Yates .... special effects technician
Chris Zega .... lab technician: KNB efx
Visual Effects by
Emily Davis .... visual effects coordinator
Arin Finger .... visual effects producer: The Orphanage, Inc.
Jonathan Harman .... senior digital artist
Michael Janov .... cg supervisor
Amber Kirsch .... visual effects producer
Luke O'Byrne .... visual effects executive producer: The Orphanage, Inc.
Marc Sadeghi .... visual effects executive producer: The Orphanage, Inc.
Ryan Tudhope .... visual effects supervisor: The Orphanage, Inc.
Ken Zorniak .... visual effects
Karin Eunson-Ross .... visual effects production manager: Frantic Films (uncredited)
John Casino .... stunts
Clay Cullen .... stunts (as Clay Cullens)
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... stunt coordinator (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Steve M. Davison .... stunts (as Steve Davison)
Jef Groff .... stunts
Gary Guercio .... stunts
Steve Holladay .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt driving double: 'Stuntman Mike'
Norman Howell .... stunts
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunt driving double: 'Kim' (as Tracy Keehn Dashnaw)
Oakley Lehman .... stunts
Malosi Leonard .... stunts
Terry Leonard .... stunts
Dina L. Margolin .... stunts (as Dina Margolin)
Chris Palermo .... stunts
Dana Reed .... stunts
Samuel Ringoir .... stunt driver
James Ryan .... stunts
Crystal Santos .... stunts
Chrissy Weathersby Ball .... stunt driving double: 'Kim'
Zoë Bell .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Dionne .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Ethan Rosenberg .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Troy Anderson .... rigging electrician
Norman Ash .... lamp operator: California
Gary A. Beaird .... dolly grip: California (as Gary Beaird)
Kelly Bogdan .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Graham Bremner .... company grip
Geraldine Brezca .... camera department intern
David Brink .... film loader
Derlin Brynford-Jones .... technocrane technician: California
Buzzy Burwell .... lamp operator: California
Richard L. Carden .... best boy grip: California (as Rick Carden)
Scott Conn .... company electrician
Andrew Cooper .... still photographer
James F. Cornick .... best boy electric: California
Bruce Del Castillo .... company grip
Gary Dionne .... technocrane technician: California
John Eschberger .... company electrician
Matt Fliehler .... company electrician
Jamie Franta .... grip: California
Neil Fraser .... rigging grip
Albert Frigone .... additional second assistant camera: California
Lamont 'Wiz' Gray .... lamp operator: California
Dan Hammond .... assistant camera
Chip Huntington .... company grip
Edison Jackson .... rigging gaffer
Robert Janecka .... company electrician
Tom Kalbfleisch .... best boy rigging electrician
April Kelley .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Joseph Kentspeth .... company grip (as Joe Kentspeth)
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator
Kurt Kornemann .... best boy grip
Jimmy Lindsey .... camera operator
Jeff Magers .... rigging electric (2006)
Matthew McGinn .... camera production assistant (as Matt McGinn)
Raul Mello .... company electrician
P.K. Munson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeff Peterson .... company electrician
Jon Philion .... libra head technician: California
Rick Pratt .... key rigging grip: California
Phillip Renke .... best boy rigging grip
Donis Rhoden .... company grip
John 'Fest' Sandau .... gaffer (as John Sandau)
Mike Sheeren .... dolly grip
Jim Shelton .... key grip: California (as James Shelton)
Ferrell A. Shinnick .... key grip (as Ferrell Shinnick)
Todd Smiley .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Todd E. Smiley)
Pete Stockton .... key rigging grip
Stefan Tarzan .... camera operator: "b" camera
Joe Vasquez .... company grip
Sebastian Vega .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Aaron Atom Vyvial .... company grip (as Aaron Vyvial)
Matthew W. Williams .... film loader: California
Harrison Witt .... company electrician
Michael Melendez .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
J.C. Cantu .... casting associate
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Beth Sepko .... extras casting
Beth Sepko .... local casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brenda J. Chambers .... set costumer (as Brenda Chambers)
Marcia Evers .... costume shop supervisor
Crystal Falkner-Paysse .... costumer
Janice Janacek .... set costumer (as Janice Janecek)
Vanessa Nirode .... key set costumer
Jonny Pray .... costume supervisor: California
Erin Randall .... costumer
Mirin Soliz .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Clark Campbell .... assistant editor
Joe D'Augustine .... additional editor
Peggy Eghbalian .... assistant editor
Ally Garrett .... second assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Erin Michelle Hopkins .... assistant editor (as Erin Hopkins)
Eric Johnson .... editorial production assistant
Stephanie Johnson .... assistant editor
Nina Kawasaki .... first assistant editor
William Starr Mitchell .... lab consultant: Deluxe
Matt Morrow .... editorial production assistant
Bethany Orlemann .... assistant editor
Daniela Ovi .... post-production coordinator (as Daniela Catherine Ovi)
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer: Deluxe (as Steve Sheridan)
Music Department
Holly Adams .... soundtrack producer
Bobby Collins .... music licensing
Rachel Levy .... executive in charge of music
Jack Nitzsche .... composer: main titles
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor
Jim Schultz .... music editor
Transportation Department
Ronald D. Chambers .... transportation captain (as Ronald Chambers)
Mark Crosby .... driver
Cecil D. Evans .... transportation coordinator
Dwayne Haevischer .... transportation captain
Peter Mandel .... mechanic
Allan Padelford .... driver: camera car (as Allan Kent Padelford)
Sean C. Ryan .... picture car
Bobby Sconci .... picture car mechanic
Erik Von Hof .... picture car department
Other crew
Tommy Bernard .... office production assistant: California
Randy Bilski .... medic
Kenneth Quinn Brown .... assistant: Ms. Avellán (as Kenneth Q. Brown)
Ericka Bryce .... set medic: California (as Ericka Bryce Poniewaz)
Travis Carr .... key set production assistant
Selena Carrillo .... assistant production coordinator: California
Will Casey .... unit publicist (as William Casey)
Barbara Chennault .... production assistant: California
Jason Thomas Cohn .... set production assistant: California
Cecilia Conti .... assistant: Mr. Rodriguez
Logan Cooper .... location manager
Amanda Curry .... first assistant accountant
Rob DaFoe .... production assistant: California (as Robert Dafoe)
Charlene Dlabaj .... double: 'Shanna'
Scott Duncan .... chef
Rachel Flanagan .... set production assistant
Joe Forlini .... craft service assistant
Pam Fuller .... script supervisor
Mike Gillespie .... craft service
Eli Green .... production assistant
Todd Green .... assistant production coordinator
Matthew K. Grigsby .... production accountant
Amanda Harrington .... location coordinator: California
Shannon Hazlett .... foot double: 'Arlene'
Nicholas Hiles .... set production assistant: California
Cheri Jacobs .... first assistant accountant
Dan Jimenez .... production assistant
Jay Johnson .... typographer: main title
Sarah Jordan .... office production assistant
Thomas Kanschat .... set production assistant: California
Paul Katsenis .... set production assistant: California
Kyle Kaufman .... location manager: California
Jamie Kemp .... chef: California
Martin Kitrosser .... script supervisor (as Marty Kitrosser)
Tyler Kleban .... set production assistant: California
Andrew Kramer .... executive in charge of business and legal affairs
Jody LeHeup .... location assistant (as Joy Leheup)
Melody Lloyd .... set medic
David Long .... caterer
Aaron Lee Lopez .... production assistant
Chris Markey .... production assistant
Will Martin .... assistant locations
Sara McCormick .... chef: Mr. Tarantino
Julie McLean .... assistant: Mr. Tarantino
Whitney J. Miller .... post-production accountant (as Whitney Miller)
Jennifer Mosley .... assistant production coordinator: California
Lumumba Mosquera .... executive in charge of business and legal affairs
Monica Munoz .... office production assistant
Adam Picchietti .... production assistant: California
Dina Marie Piscatelli .... travel liaison: California (as Dina Piscatelli)
Mike Revell .... production accountant: California (as Michael J. Revell)
Santos P. Rodriguez .... cook
Denny Rubianes .... production assistant: California
Sophie Saleyron .... press attache: France
Jimmy Schwertner .... assistant location manager
Nadia Shea .... set production assistant: California
Frances Stafford .... set production assistant (as Franny Stafford)
Cynthia Streit .... production coordinator
Kyle Swanson .... set production assistant: California
Vanessa Thomas .... travel assistant
Greg Urich .... production assistant: California
Matt Walla .... set production assistant: California
Steve White .... location manager
Gary Woldman .... craft service: California
Jen Woldrich .... set production assistant: California
Lyndia Ziskind .... set production assistant
Tai-San Choo .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Warner Loughlin .... acting coach (uncredited)
Monique Straw .... stand-in/photo double: Tracie Thoms (uncredited)
Allison Anders .... special thanks
Clifford Antone .... special thanks (as Clifford Antone RIP)
Susan Antone .... special thanks
Dario Argento .... special thanks
Alexis Beauford .... special thanks
Andrew Bell .... special thanks
Tish Bell .... special thanks (as Tish)
John Billings .... special thanks
Louis Black .... special thanks: The Austin Chronicle
Junior Bonner .... special thanks
Barbara Bouchet .... special thanks
Katrina Holden Bronson .... special thanks (as Katrina Bronson)
Eric Caidin .... special thanks: Hollywood Book and Poster
Rebecca Campbell .... special thanks
Jesse Carpenter .... special thanks: Omlettry
Joani Carpenter .... special thanks: Omlettry
Kenny Carpenter .... special thanks: Omlettry
Jasmine Yuen Carrucan .... special thanks (as Jasmine Yuen-Carrucan)
Roger Corman .... special thanks
Mike Curb .... special thanks
Ami Davis .... special thanks: Omlettry
Karen Davis .... special thanks: The Alamo Drafthouse
Brian De Palma .... special thanks
Saira Doom .... special thanks
Julia Ervin .... special thanks (as Jungle Julia Ervin)
Brad Frank .... special thanks
Lee Frost .... special thanks
Mauricia Grant .... special thanks (as Maurcia Grant)
Bob Graves .... special thanks
Charles B. Griffith .... special thanks
Sammy Hagar .... special thanks
Alexandra Hayden .... special thanks (as Alex Hayden)
Norma Hermann .... special thanks
John Hough .... special thanks
John Jarratt .... special thanks
Karrie League .... special thanks: The Alamo Drafthouse
Tim League .... special thanks: The Alamo Drafthouse (as Tim)
Umberto Lenzi .... special thanks
Richard Linklater .... special thanks (as Rick Linklater)
Cathy Lippincott .... special thanks: Guero's
Rob Lippincott .... special thanks: Guero's (as Rob)
Cindy Mah .... special thanks
Brewster McCracken .... special thanks (as Councilman Brewster McCracken)
Russ Meyer .... special thanks
Amanda Micheli .... special thanks
George Miller .... special thanks
Wendy Nelson .... special thanks: Headhunters
Arch Nicholson .... special thanks
Lars Nilsen .... special thanks: The Alamo Drafthouse
Frank Ostini .... special thanks: Hitching Post
Sam Peckinpah .... special thanks
Sean Penn .... special thanks
Anita Perry .... special thanks (as First Lady Anita Perry)
Rick Perry .... special thanks (as The Honorable Rick Perry Governor of Texas)
Brian Quinn .... special thanks: Hollywood Book and Poster
Rie Rasmussen .... special thanks
Danielle Renfrew .... special thanks
Steve Ricci .... special thanks: Headhunters
Joe Rodriguez .... special thanks: Texas Chili Parlor
Mickey Rourke .... special thanks
Richard Rush .... special thanks
Richard C. Sarafian .... special thanks
Mike Sherrill .... special thanks: The Alamo Drafthouse
Scott Spiegel .... special thanks
Shana Stein .... special thanks
Lynda Summerset .... special thanks: Guero's
Sherman Torgan .... special thanks: The New Beverly Cinema
Brian Trenchard-Smith .... special thanks
Will Wynn .... special thanks (as Mayor Will Wynn)
Patrick Zollo .... special thanks: Texas Chili Parlor
Scott 'zoob' Zublin .... special thanks: Texas Chili Parlor

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Also Known As:
"Grindhouse Presents: Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof" - USA (DVD title)
"Grindhouse: Death Proof" - International (English title) (alternative title)
"Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof" - USA (complete title)
"Quentin Tarantino's Thunder Bolt" - USA (informal alternative title)
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114 min (international version) | Japan:113 min | USA:87 min (Grindhouse version) | 121 min (extended version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Australia:MA (Original rating) | Australia:MA (2007) | Brazil:16 | Canada:18A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIB | Hungary:18 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Mexico:B15 (unrated version) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 (cut) | South Africa:16LV | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:R (Approved No. 43396) | USA:TV-MA (TV rating)
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Did You Know?

The posters and DVD cover feature a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, though this car never actually appears in the movie.See more »
Factual errors: In the closing credits, The Austin Chronicle, is misspelled as "Cronicle."See more »
[first lines]
Arlene:[shouting to Jungle Julia] Hold on, I gotta come up! I gotta take the world's biggest fuckin' piss!
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190 out of 335 people found the following review useful.
Remembrance cinema at its best!, 14 January 2008
Author: Luke Bone from United Kingdom

This is an absolutely brilliant film and a film that I could watch over and over. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino this film seems to have divided audiences like no other, it has been adored and despised in many quarters and there seems to be no middle ground for opinion. It is cited, by Tarantino himself, as being a remembrance to the B movies of the 60s and 70s through the guise of Grindhouse cinema. In order to fully appreciate what Tarantino has done then I would agree that you must be at least familiar (on some level) with the films of that genre and era and familiar with Grindhouse cinema and its workings. It is not an absolute necessity to be fully aware of this type of film-making but it helps if you want to completely appreciate this film.

Grindhouse cinema was never revered in its day and many have questioned its reprisal. For an audience to require adequate knowledge of such a minnow in cinema history is regarded by many critics as asking too much and is adduced as being a major factor in its downfall. This is due to the belief that Tarantino has made a film for too niche a market, and as a consequence it should be of no surprise that it flopped at the box office. This is something that I whole heartedly disagree with because, to the contrary, I believe that Tarantino has made his most selfish film to date, he has made something that he wanted to... that no studio dictated... no executive planned and no audience asked for, this film is 100 percent his and it just so happens that not that many people like it, all great directors make films that fit into this category.

A major critique of Death Proof has been that it contains a lot of dialogue, but I feel that this should be expected as it is a remembrance to Grindhouse cinema and these types of movies are notorious for the amount of talk they can contain and the amount of "build up" they might have and Tarantino himself is recognised as being a writer that emphasises the dialogue in his films. Modern cinema goers are likely to not have the patience for such an offering and thus dismiss its significance and become agitated at a lack of "action" and this is evident from some of the reviews on this website.

The film is about two separate sets of voluptuous women who are stalked by a stuntman called Mike that uses his death proof cars to execute the women. The essence of the story at the heart of Death Proof is that it's impeccably nostalgic as it insinuates to the very essence of cult, it is a forged story because of its countless renditions and numerous re-tellings by the way of novels, films and tales. Being familiar with such a story allows for an ease in understanding and following of narrative – a common attribute in cult films. The voluptuous women, or female characters, in the film are all so similar in appearance yet all so different in disposition, because the film is essentially split into two parts we witness the floundering of one set of female characters and the resurgence in dominance of another. The female empowerment in Death Proof is symbolic to a desire for masculinity which is so wonderfully conveyed by their attempt in "taming" the car (I shouldn't need to mention what the car is symbolic of). It's often perceived that in these films masculinity must be achieved in order to succeed, which in itself is a direct reference to the inspired B movies of Russ Meyer.

On a personal level I was happy to watch a film that accomplishes its stunt work without any CGI and re-live many of the films I dismissed too eagerly in my youth. Being a homage the film is littered with references, the most notable of which being the casting of Kurt Russell – a deliberate nod to the master of cult (and horror) John Carpenter (the shirt worn by Jack Burton, from Big Trouble In Little China, is visible on the wall in the bar), The Dodge Challenger driven by Stuntman Mike has the plate numbers OA5599, which correspond to the white Dodge Challenger from the heavily referenced film Vanishing Point. The film also contains lots of Tarantino-esquire moments, from the copious amount of foot shots to re-appearance of Sheriff Earl McGraw, and there are some moments of pure Tarantino ingenuity i.e. the four-shot death scene, the reversed hospital set, the lap dance, the shot of the car in the rain, Stuntman Mikes nod to the third person and the wonderfully constructed soundtrack. Upon seeing Death Proof I immediately watched it again as I felt it deserved it. Enjoy.

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