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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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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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Their turf. Their game. Their rules. They didn't count on HIS law... See more »


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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

The character of Steve "The Tramp" Brogan was a recurring character, who eventually turned good. The story of "The Tramp" and The Kid in the movie comes straight out of the comic strip. See more »

Goofs

The yellow 1940 Hudson. All other vehicles are mid-30s. 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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Touchstone logo appears in black and white in the opening credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Rompin' & Stompin'
Written by Jeff Vincent and Ned Claflin
Performed by Al Jarreau
Courtesy of Reprise Records
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Pure Dick Tracy Nostalgia
13 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this true to form take on the Dick Tracy persona. This is a well done product that used modern technology to craft a imagery filled comic era story. If you are a fan of or recently watched some of the old Dick Tracy b&w movies then you're sure to get a kick out of this rendition. The pastel colors and larger than life characters rendered in a painstakingly authentic take on an era gone by is entertainment as it's meant to be. I personally find Madonna's musical element to be a major part of this film-the CD featuring her music from this movie is one I've listened to often over the years, it's just so well done and performed musically and tuned to that era. In my mind, Madonna's finest moment both on-screen but especially musically. This is sure to bring out the "kid" in you.


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