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Django Unchained (2012)

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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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Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance. See more »


Drama | Western

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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shultz wants to buy the Mandingo fighter Eskimo Joe and rename him "The Black Hurcules". In another Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Aviator (2004), the giant troop plane designed by Howard Hughes was named The Hercules. See more »


During the opening credits, the Speck Brothers have Django and five other slaves in chains. When Dr. Schultz catches up to them after the credits, there are only four other slaves. However, this is because the slave march depicted in the opening credits takes place over a week or more. At least one of the actors is different, because slaves were swapped out along the march, possibly including death. It has been stated in interview that this was deliberate, to depict the way a slave march would actually be. 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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The Columbia logo is the 1968-76 version. See more »


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Für Elise
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged for harp by Ashley Toman
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User Reviews

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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