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Django Unchained (2012)

R  |   |  Western  |  25 December 2012 (USA)
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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.


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Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, buys the freedom of a slave, Django, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django's wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner. Written by BenLobel

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Django sin cadenas  »

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Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,122,888 (USA) (28 December 2012)


$162,804,648 (USA) (10 May 2013)

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Jamie Foxx used his own horse, Cheetah, in the movie. He got it four years prior as a birthday present. See more »


The film's opening title states that the time is 1858, 2 years before the Civil War. But the war began in 1861, which is 3 years later. See more »


[first lines]
Dicky Speck: [Cocks rifle] Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!
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Crazy Credits

The font used in the opening credits is the same font as in the original Django's credits. See more »


References They Call Me Trinity (1970) See more »


Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Written by Ada R. Habershon & Charles Gabriel
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One of the best movies this year
26 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At first I didn't want to see this movie because of some political remarks made by Jamie Foxx and Samuel Jackson, two of my previously favorite actors, but Quintin Tarentino is a great director, so I broke down and saw it. Glad I did. This was absolutely one of the best movies of the year. Although Jamie Foxx has top billing, this film would not have been anywhere as good without Christoph Waltz. He stole every scene he was in. Brilliant acting and great comedic delivery. Leo was great too. Lots of blood, something expected in most of Quintins movies, but a great story. Also expect to hear the N word about 2000 times. Cristoph Waltz should get the Oscar for his performance. Should get nominated for best picture. This is absolutely a must see.

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