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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.

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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:
... Dick Tracy
... Kid
Michael Donovan O'Donnell ... McGillicuddy
... Stooge
... Shoulders
... The Rodent
... The Brow
Lawrence Steven Meyers ... Little Face
... Flattop
... Itchy
... Tess Trueheart
Marvellee Cariaga ... Soprano (as Marvelee Cariaga)
Michael Gallup ... Baritone
... Sam Catchem
... 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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15 June 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Дик Трэйси  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,543,911, 17 June 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$103,738,726

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,738,726, 31 December 1991
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As a fan of the comic strip, Warren Beatty was initially offered the director's job. He signed on only if he could play Tracy. The producers, having trouble casting the lead role, happily complied with his wish. See more »

Goofs

When Big Boy Caprice has all the mob bosses together, Itchy stands behind him. In a close-up, Itchy scratches his neck with his right hand. But then it cuts back to Big Boy and Itchy has his right hand at his side. See more »

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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

Version of Dick Tracy (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Rompin' & Stompin'
Written by Jeff Vincent and Ned Claflin
Performed by Al Jarreau
Courtesy of Reprise Records
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Fun, Exciting and Underrated.
12 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

After seeing Dick Tracy in the 6.99$ bin at Future Shop I decided to give it a go with no previous knowledge and being a big fan of Mafia and Crime movies. I was very surprised to see a very fun, smart entertaining movie with solid performances throughout. The movie moves along well, it has of course another solid performance from Warren Beatty, but the real standouts of the film are Al Pacino and Madonna. I was happy to find out that Pacino was nominated for his performance as an over the top gangster trying to take down the city. Madonna was great as the damsel in distress, she really impressed me and added depth to her performance. If you go in with the attitude of wanting to watch a fun, smart movie with great acting and a solid script then give Dick Tracy a try. I don't think you will be disappointed. And Watch for the cameos from Paul Sorvino, James Caan, Kathy Bates and Dustin Hoffman among others.


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