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Dick Tracy (1990)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 15 June 1990 (USA)
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The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

Director:

Warren Beatty

Writers:

Chester Gould (based on characters created by: for the Dick Tracy comic strip distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc.), Jim Cash | 1 more credit »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Beatty ... Dick Tracy
Charlie Korsmo ... Kid
Michael Donovan O'Donnell Michael Donovan O'Donnell ... McGillicuddy
Jim Wilkey ... Stooge
Stig Eldred ... Shoulders
Neil Summers ... The Rodent
Chuck Hicks ... The Brow
Lawrence Steven Meyers Lawrence Steven Meyers ... Little Face
William Forsythe ... Flattop
Ed O'Ross ... Itchy
Glenne Headly ... Tess Trueheart
Marvellee Cariaga Marvellee Cariaga ... Soprano (as Marvelee Cariaga)
Michael Gallup Michael Gallup ... Baritone
Seymour Cassel ... Sam Catchem
James Keane ... Pat Patton
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Storyline

All Tess Trueheart wants is to settle down to a quiet life with her boyfriend, detective Dick Tracy. But there's something pretty rotten going on in town, with someone pretty rotten behind it, and Tracy has his hands full with the likes of villain Big Boy Caprice and with the almost irresistible Breathless Mahoney. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Trivia

One of the hardest characters for the make-up artists to create was "Littleface" Finney, one of the hoodlums killed in the garage shoot-out at the beginning of the film. The character, as created in the comics, has a normal sized head, with a face no bigger than the average adult nose. In order to create this effect, a child was cast as Finney and then fitted into an over-sized body and made-up head as shown by behind the scenes photos. His voice was dubbed in the film, and cut-away shots where you only see his back were done with an adult actor. See more »

Goofs

When Tess and The Kid are walking to Tracy's place, Tess is seen carrying two vanilla ice-crams, but when going through Tracy's door , they look more like pistachio. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Radio Announcer: Gangland enforcers broke the arms of an elderly newsdealer this afternoon when he refused to share his week's receipts with them. Stacks of newspapers were tossed in the gutter as the thugs wrecked the business and made their getaway. Lunchtime crowds were paralyzed by the suddenness of the crime. Not a hand was raised in protest.
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Crazy Credits

Touchstone logo appears in black and white in the opening credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Motormouth: Episode #4.3 (1991) See more »

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Now I'm Following You
Written by Andy Paley, Jeff Lass, Ned Claflin, and Jonathan Paley
Performed by Andy Paley
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It Does Make an Impression.
3 July 2002 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

An all-star cast, vivid colors that could give you a headache and Madonna's sizzling performance made many think that "Dick Tracy" is much better than it actually is. It is one of those typical quantity over quality projects that uses smoke and mirrors to make the audience think that it is something unique and intriguing. However, the film is little more than a comic strip that jumps up at you ala the "Superman" or "Batman" group of films. Warren Beatty's performance and in-your-face direction are not totally successful. The seemingly endless name of cast members also becomes dizzying. Al Pacino (Oscar-nominated) steals every scene and pulls a Jack Nicholson from "Batman" out of his hat. "Dick Tracy" is a good film, but it is far from being a masterpiece. 4 stars out of 5.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dick Tracy See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,543,911, 17 June 1990

Gross USA:

$103,738,726

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,738,726
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (analog 70 mm prints)| CDS (digital 70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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