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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

Macaulay Culkin was considered for the role of The Kid, but turned it down, as he preferred to do Home Alone (1990) over this film. Catherine O'Hara, who played Culkin's mother in Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) has a cameo as Texie Garcia. See more »

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The credits, in order of appearance, show Pruneface then Mumbles; Mumbles first appeared long before Pruneface did. 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 »


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Blue Nights
Written by Andy Paley, Jeff Lass, and Jonathan Paley
Performed by Tommy Page
Courtesy of Sire Records
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Why Wait for the Sunday Funnies Section?
12 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Dick Tracy" is one of our family's favorites -- the actors are great -- the art direction is exceptional -- the music is magic. It's not supposed to be "To Kill A Mockingbird" -- it's a fun experience.

Stephen Sondhemim's songs are stellar: "Back in Business" is energetic, "Sooner or Later" is just right, "What Can You Lose" is haunting -- even tunes like "Live Alone and Like It" add to the story

Got to love the giddily over-the-top performances of Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Glenn Headly, Charlie Korsmo, Mandy Patinkin, James Caan, Dick Van Dyke, supporting villains... The list is far too long. And, yes -- even Madonna and Warren Beatty are awesome. Written with a smile a minute (how many times have we looked at each other and said, "Wait a minute -- I'm having a thought -- it's gone!"?).

However, one of most telling things about in this film is that everyone involved seems to be having a good time -- and that above all adds to the enjoyment for the viewer. So, if you haven't already, why not give "Dick Tracy" a chance -- accept it for what it is -- a Sunday comic strip brought to life -- and in a wonderful way!!


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