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The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags are used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.

"Grindhouse (Main Titles)" by Robert Rodriguez.

"Too Drunk to Fuck" written by the Dead Kennedys, performed by Nouvelle Vague.

He was one of Abby's guys at the beginning on the army base. He wears a white shirt and a towel wrapped around his head. He's the first one to grab Romey (before he's castrated) and he gets killed by Muldoon in the shootout.

He was also the voice of the soldier who said "Lewis is getting his dick wet, sir" near the end.

"Palomita," which in English translates to "little dove." El Wray also has a dove tattoo on his wrist and Cherry wears a necklace with a dove pendant.

Dakota and Tammy were lesbian lovers, as was stated in the film.

Some time after Dakota had married Dr. William Block, she started having an affair with Tammy. William obviously found out about it so Dakota agreed to stop seeing her. Finally when Dakota had got fed up with William's abuse (whether physical or just verbal is never stated though physical abuse is heavily implied) she contacted Tammy to come and pick up Tony and then Dakota would meet them after her shift at the hospital was over and they would all leave the state to start a new life away from William.

However, Tammy is killed by the sickos on her way to pick up Tony and William comes across her body at the hospital and confronts Dakota about it and says "I thought you had stopped seeing her." then shortly after he says "What do I know now my love? That you're a cheating, lying, sack." confirms that Dakota was having an affair with Tammy. Later on When Dakota meets Cherry Darling; she says "I'm Cherry" and Dakota says "You certainly are." implying she's attracted to Cherry.

Robert Rodriguez was on the fence about whether or not Tony Block should live. He decided to kill him off and had his character accidentally shoot himself in the head. However, since Tony was played by Rebel Rodriguez (Robert's son), he didn't want to traumatize him and give him nightmares about dying in the movie. While filming the scene where Tony grabs the pistol from the glove box, he actually grabbed a water pistol and it was changed in post-production via CGI to look like a real gun. All of the shots of Tony's corpse were of a dummy, and Rebel never saw it. Rodriguez filmed a bunch of alternate footage of Tony surviving.

Instead of shooting himself in the head, Tony runs out of the car and joins Dakota while she goes inside Earl McGraw's house. Then he's featured in a bunch of scenes with Dakota in the background, and he runs around with her on the army base at the end. This is the reason why Dakota runs off to the second helicopter - to ensure a seat for Tony. However, since Tony was killed off, there's no practical reason why Dakota runs off to the second helicopter in the final version.

In addition to the alternate footage of Tony living, Rodriguez also shot some footage of Tony playing with his pets in the sand on the beach at the end (this is the scene after the end credits). Rodriguez used all of the alternate footage to make a special cut of the movie just for his son, so that Tony lives. Rebel still supposedly doesn't know that he dies in the finished movie.

The unrated extended version contains several new/extended scenes:

Skip tells Cherry that she's funny like Chris Rock while they talk in the dressing room.

The Blocks wake up for work. They wake up on opposite sides of the bed, and William tells Dakota to make some coffee as she looks out the window and sees the green gas in the sky.

Dakota Block runs the water in the sink and it cuts to Cherry washing her leg in the bathroom of The Bone Shack. She takes out a piece of glass that lodged into her leg from when she fell by the side of the road earlier.

J.T. opens kitchen door and it transitions to the Blocks arriving at the hospital.

Doc Block explains Joe's wound and asks him how long he's really had it.

Dr. Crane asks Doc Block if he wants to cut off Joe's arm, or at least watch. He says no, and Crane says "suit yourself."

J.T. cuts up some meat and works on his perfect recipe while talking on the phone. He hangs up and goes outside, where he sees a couple of sickos stand by the gas pumps. He offers them some meat, and when they don't respond he assumes that they are from a rival restaurant. He tells them that they'll never get his recipe, then he eats some meat and goes back inside.

Earl McGraw is introduced at the police station. El Wray asks about Ramona, and he says that she's not doing too well. She's dying from lung cancer, from smoking every day. McGraw asks El Wray if he smokes, and he says no. He says that it's probably good that he doesn't, and then he leaves. El Wray lights up a cigarette, and Hague starts to interrogate him about the gun and Cherry's missing leg.

Deputy Tolo panics at the hospital and accidentally shoots an innocent bystander.

El Wray grabs some gloves when he enters the hospital while two sickos eat Paramedic #2. The sicko on the left is Zoe Bell, and they tear into his chest.

After the cops go to The Bone Shack and find J.T., he tastes some sauce and says that he's finally found his perfect recipe. He wonders what the different ingredient is, and Hague tells him that he's tasting his own blood.

When they arrive outside of McGraw's house, Tony shows Dakota that his tooth fell out. When she smiles, he sees her chipped tooth and says that they're toothless buddies.

When Doc Block arrives outside of McGraw's house, he tells Dakota "I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge."

Additional shots during the sex scene.

While in jail at the army base, El Wray asks about using some chemicals to act as an antidote for the gas. Abby tells him that it wouldn't work, and it would cause them to bleed out of every hole in their bodies.

Additional shots in the final action sequence.

Additional shots of the survivors getting into the helicopter.

The reel was never filmed in the first place and does not exist. Rodriguez stated that he didn't even want to know what would happen in that reel. In interviews about the film(s), Tarantino & Rodriguez said that missing reels were fairly common in grindhouse theatres of the 1970s, that somehow the reel was either lost or was never shipped in the first place. It's a nostalgic touch by the two.

Robert Rodriguez has said he does not know who El Wray is and never wrote a history for the character, leaving it open to interpretation. He is named after the town where the McCoys are headed in The Getaway (1972), one of both Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's favorite films. (Rodriguez had already paid homage to the film in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996): the Gecko brothers are also going to El Wray.) El Wray is a fictitious, lawless town where all the bad guys hang out -- full of the worst criminals from around the world. Once you go in, you never come out... alive.

This takes some work, but all of the above films all exist within the same movie universe. There are several links between all of the movies that can be made.

Warning: spoilers ahead:

The best link is the character of Earl McGraw who appears in all of the movie's plots.

Earl McGraw dies at the start of From Dusk Till Dawn. So this would place From Dusk Till Dawn's events at the end of the timeline.

Then there is Jasper who is alive in the Death Proof segment of Grindhouse, but dies in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

There is also the link of El Wray from the Planet Terror segment of Grindhouse and the town the that Seth Gecko and Richie Gecko were heading to in From Dusk Till Dawn which was also called "El Wray".

Another link is Dr. Dakota Block who appears in both the Death Proof and Planet Terror segments of Grindhouse, and this is the best place to start. Dr. Dakota Block is also the daughter of Earl McGraw and sister of Edgar McGraw who also appears in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money.

I think that is most of the links made (there could be more) but from this you can start to piece together the chronology of the universe, so...

The events of Death Proof must happen before the events of Planet Terror. This can be assumed by the relationship between Dr. Dakota Block and Earl McGraw which is frayed in Death Proof and most of Planet Terror, but they do make up by the end of Planet Terror. Also the lack of "sickos" in Death Proof would suggest this is before Planet Terror. Plus Dr. Dakota Block leaves at the end of Planet Terror, but is back working in the hospital in Death Proof. There is also a mention "in memory of" over the radio of Jungle Julia from Death Proof in the events of Planet Terror.

So we have...

1, Death Proof

2, Planet Terror

Then we can move onto Jasper. As he is alive in Death Proof but dies in Kill Bill: Vol. 1. That would place the (current) events of Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 after the events of Death Proof.

So...

1, Death Proof

2, Planet Terror

3, Kill Bill: Vol. 1

4, Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Then onto Earl McGraw who is alive in Death Proof, Planet Terror and Kill Bill: Vol. 1 but is killed in From Dusk Till Dawn.

Leading us to...

1, Death Proof

2, Planet Terror

3, Kill Bill: Vol. 1

4, Kill Bill: Vol. 2

5, From Dusk Till Dawn

But then you have to include From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money and From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter.

Edgar McGraw makes reference to the events and death of his father Earl McGraw in From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, which obviously sets this film after From Dusk Till Dawn. Then From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter is actually a prequel set in the 1800's therefore the earliest of the connections.

So finaly, chronologically the films go...

1, From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter

2, Death Proof

3, Planet Terror

4, Kill Bill: Vol. 1

5, Kill Bill: Vol. 2

6, From Dusk Till Dawn

7, From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money

But since the world technically ends at the end of Planet Terror, none of this makes sense anyway. Just enjoy the shows, folks.

r73731


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