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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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Dick Tracy
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Kid
Michael Donovan O'Donnell ...
McGillicuddy
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Stooge
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Shoulders
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The Rodent
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The Brow
Lawrence Steven Meyers ...
Little Face
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Flattop
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Itchy
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Tess Trueheart
Marvellee Cariaga ...
Soprano (as Marvelee Cariaga)
Michael Gallup ...
Baritone
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Sam Catchem
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Pat Patton
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Chief Brandon
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Reporter
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Reporter
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Reporter
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Breathless Mahoney
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88 Keys
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Lips Manlis
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Lips' Bodyguard
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Customer at Raid
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Lips' Cop
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Doorman (as Michael G. Hagerty)
Lew Horn ...
Lefty Moriarty
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Diner Patron
Tom Signorelli ...
Mike
Tony Epper ...
Steve the Tramp
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Big Boy Caprice
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Numbers
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Pruneface
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Mumbles
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Mrs. Green
Jack Goode Jr. ...
Lab Technician
Ray Stoddard ...
Lab Technician
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D.A. Fletcher
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Store Clerk
Ed McCready ...
Cop at Tess'
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Cop at Tess'
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Texie Garcia
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Influence
Robert Beecher ...
Ribs Mocca
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Spaldoni
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Bartender
Frank Campanella ...
Judge Harper
Sharmagne Leland-St. John ...
Club Ritz Patron
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Club Ritz Patron
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Bug Bailey
Tom Finnegan ...
Uniform Cop at Ritz
Billy Clevenger ...
Newspaper Vendor
Ned Claflin ...
Radio Announcer
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Radio Announcer
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Radio Announcer
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Radio Announcer
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Mrs. Trueheart
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Forger
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Welfare Person
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Night Clerk
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Old Man at Hotel
Rita Bland ...
Dancer
Lada Boder ...
Dancer
Dee Hengstler ...
Dancer
Liz Imperio ...
Dancer
Michelle Johnston ...
Dancer
Karyne Ortega ...
Dancer
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Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tamara Carrera ...
Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Jennifer Diane Hanson ...
Casino Girl in Raid (uncredited)
Bernie Jones ...
Night Club Musician (uncredited)
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Gangster's Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Jerry St. John ...
Driver (uncredited)

Directed by

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Warren Beatty

Written by

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Chester Gould ... (based on characters created by: for the Dick Tracy comic strip distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc.)
 
Jim Cash ... (written by) &
Jack Epps Jr. ... (written by)

Produced by

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Warren Beatty ... producer
Jon Landau ... co-producer
Art Linson ... executive producer
Floyd Mutrux ... executive producer
Barrie M. Osborne ... executive producer
Jim Van Wyck ... associate producer

Music by

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Danny Elfman

Cinematography by

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Vittorio Storaro

Film Editing by

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Richard Marks

Editorial Department

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Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
John Ganem ... additional assistant editor
Margaret Guinee ... apprentice editor
Carlo La Bella ... color timer (as Carlo LaBella)
Maria Lee Silver ... apprentice editor
Stephanie Lowry ... second assistant editor (as Stephanie Ng)
Stephen L. Meek ... apprentice editor
David Moritz ... first assistant editor
Karen Rasch ... second assistant editor
Karen Wanderman ... additional assistant editor

Casting By

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Jackie Burch

Production Design by

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Richard Sylbert

Art Direction by

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Harold Michelson

Set Decoration by

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Rick Simpson

Costume Design by

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Milena Canonero

Makeup Department

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John Caglione Jr. ... special character make-up
Hallie D'Amore ... assistant make-up
Richard Dean ... make-up consultant
Doug Drexler ... special character make-up
Anthony Fredrickson ... lab manager
Bruce Spaulding Fuller ... lab crew (as Bruce Fuller)
Lynda Gurasich ... hairstylist
Virginia G. Hadfield ... assistant hairstylist (as Virginia Hadfield)
Kevin Haney ... key character make-up artist
Carol Meikle ... hairstylist: second unit
Cheri Minns ... make-up artist
Gilbert A. Mosko ... lab crew (as Gil Mosko)
Ve Neill ... special character make-up artist
John Norin ... make-up: second unit
Craig Reardon ... special character make-up artist
Dawn M. Severdia ... lab coordinator (as Dawn Severdia)
Greg Smith ... lab crew (as Gregory Smith)
Roland Blancaflor ... foam appliance technician (uncredited)
Greg Cannom ... special make-up application (uncredited)
Brian Dott ... special make-up effects artist (uncredited)
Donna Drexler ... foam latex supervisor (uncredited)
Rolf John Keppler ... special make-up effects artist (uncredited)
Karen Kubeck ... assistant make-up artist (uncredited)
Peter Savic ... hairstylist: Madonna (uncredited)
Mark Shostrom ... key special character make-up sculptor (uncredited)

Production Management

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Jon Landau ... unit production manager
Rodney Liber ... production supervisor (as Rodney M. Liber)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William H. Burton Jr. ... second unit director (as Billy Burton)
Mark Cotone ... dga trainee (as Mark Catone)
Brian Fong ... second second assistant director
Richard Marks ... second unit director
Paul Moen ... first assistant director: second unit (as Paul C. Moen)
Princess O'Mahoney ... second assistant director (as Princess McLean)
Barrie M. Osborne ... second unit director
Cynthia A. Potthast ... dga trainee
Jim Van Wyck ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Henry Alberti ... lead set designer
Richard Bisutti ... set dresser
Frank L. Brown ... assistant property master
Pamela Glintenkamp ... art department assistant
David Goldstein ... paint foreman
Leon Harris ... matte layout illustrator (as Leon R. Harris)
Mike Higelmire ... leadman
Bill Iiams ... construction foreman (as William Iiams)
Roger Irvin ... construction coordinator
Tom Lawson ... construction foreman (as Thomas Lawson)
C.J. Maguire ... property master
William B. Major ... set illustrator (as William Major)
James J. Murakami ... lead set designer
Joe Olsen ... property master: second unit (as Joseph R. Olsen)
Eric Orbom ... set designer
Thomas Prosser ... sculptor
Rudy Reachi ... property master: second unit
John A. Scott III ... set dresser (as John Scott III)
Bennett L. Sperber ... construction foreman (as Bennett Sperber)
William Kemper Wright ... set dresser (as William Wright)
Maurice Zuberano ... storyboard illustrator
Richard Bradley ... propmaker (uncredited)
Michael Curtis ... designer: one-sheet (uncredited)
Jeff J. Davis ... construction crew (uncredited)
Dean Denton ... carpenter (uncredited)
Sean Dodge ... laborer (uncredited)
Marc Fambro ... carpenter (uncredited)
Ron Frazier ... carpenter foreman (uncredited)
David Halver ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Daniel R. Jennings ... set designer (uncredited)
Thomas V. Johnson ... painter (uncredited)
Courtenay Marvin ... art department apprentice (uncredited)
Peg McClellan ... illustrator (uncredited)
Joseph Musso ... production illustrator (uncredited)
Liz Newman ... construction estimator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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George H. Anderson ... supervising dialogue editor
Mary Andrews ... adr editor
Scott Austin ... sound re-recordist
Kevin Barlia ... first assistant sound editor
Beth Bergeron ... adr editor
Joseph F. Brennan ... boom operator (as Joseph Brennan)
David E. Campbell ... re-recording mixer
Thomas Causey ... sound mixer
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith ... dialogue editor (as Lucy Coldsnow)
Jacqueline Cristianini ... sound effects editor
Valerie Davidson ... assistant foley editor
Joe Dorn ... foley editor (as Joe R. Dorn)
Lisa Dorney ... assistant sound editor
Michael Dressel ... foley editor
Dennis Drummond ... supervising sound editor
Patrick Drummond ... supervising sound effects editor
Carol A. Ellison Fleming ... assistant sound editor (as Carol A. Fleming)
David Giammarco ... dialogue editor
Joan Giammarco ... sound effects editor
Peter Gregory ... p.d.l. (as Pete Gregory)
Anne Grodzicki ... assistant sound editor (as Anne Grodzicki Haschka)
Margaret Guinee ... assistant dialogue editor
Craig Harris ... special sound processing
Doug Hemphill ... re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Randall L. Johnson ... boom operator: second unit (as Randy Johnson)
Samuel F. Kaufman ... sound re-recordist
Richard Kite ... second boom
Jonathan Klein ... assistant adr editor
Nicholas Korda ... supervising adr editor (as Nicholas Vincent Korda)
Karen Minahan ... assistant sound editor (as Karen L. Minahan)
Greg Orloff ... foley recordist
Steve Pederson ... re-recording mixer
Michele Perrone ... assistant adr editor
Richmond Riedel ... apprentice sound editor
John Roesch ... foley artist
Roy Seeger ... apprentice sound editor
Paul A. Sharpe ... re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Jack Snyder ... sound engineer
Brenda Sowa ... assistant sound editor
Karen I. Stern ... adr editor
Renee Tondelli ... assistant foley editor
J.D. Ward ... p.d.l.
Jeff Watts ... adr editor
James E. Webb ... sound mixer: second unit
Jay Wilkinson ... sound effects editor (as John S. Wilkinson Jr.)
David W. Alstadter ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Marty Church ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Allen Hurd ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist (uncredited)
Mel Zelniker ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Casey Cavanaugh ... special effects
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh ... special effects coordinator (as Larry Cavanaugh)
Ed Felix ... special effects
David P. Kelsey ... special effects (as Dave Kelsey)
Ron MacInnes ... special effects
Joe Montenegro ... special effects
R. Bruce Steinheimer ... special effects supervisor (as Bruce Steinheimer)
John K. Stirber ... special effects (as John Stirber)
Roy Goode ... mechanical effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Thomas D. Adelman ... production associate: miniature shoot
Fredrick Albrecht ... key grip: miniature shoot (as Fred Albrecht)
Brooke Breton ... visual effects producer
Stephen David Brooks ... effects camera operator (as Stephen Brooks)
Glenn Campbell ... effects camera operator
Mark Cane ... gaffer: miniature shoot
James L. Clay ... optical cameraman
Kim Costalupes ... post-production controller
Harrison Ellenshaw ... visual effects producer
Linda Folden ... graphics artist
Bernie Gagliano ... line-up supervisor
Tom Gilleon ... matte artist
Allen Gonzales ... effects animator
Mark Hadland ... electrician: miniature shoot
David R. Hardberger ... effects camera operator
Brandy Hill ... effects camera operator
Phil Huff ... effects camera operator (as Philip Huff)
Ian Hunter ... modelmaker: miniature shoot
Dick Kendall ... effects camera operator
Kevin Koneval ... optical supervisor
Paul Lasaine ... matte artist
Michael Lloyd ... visual effects producer
Jim Mann ... optical cameraman (as James Mann)
Essil Massinburg ... grip: miniature shoot
David Mattingly ... matte artist
Michele Moen ... matte artist
Peter Montgomery ... camera operator: miniature shoot / effects camera supervisor
Bill Neil ... director of photography: miniature shoot
Brian Raymond ... optical librarian
Samuel E. Recinos ... effects animator (as Samuel Recinos)
Steve Rundell ... optical cameraman
Laurel Schneider ... modelshop coordinator: miniature shoot
Dennis Schultz ... modelmaker: miniature shoot
Carolyn Soper ... supervising visual effects coordinator
Robert Spurlock ... chief mechanical design: miniature shoot
Mark Stetson ... miniature supervisor: miniature shoot
Lucy Tanashian-Gentry ... assistant matte artist (as Lucy Tanashian)
Kelly Tartan ... effects editor
Melissa Taylor ... visual effects coordinator
Lynda Thompson ... visual effects production supervisor (as Lynda Lemon)
Doug Ulm ... optical cameraman (as Douglas R. Ulm)
Thomas Valentine ... chief modelmaker: miniature shoot (as Tom Valentine)
Robert Yamamoto ... effects editor (as Rob Yamamoto)
Tim Angulo ... director of photography: visual effects (uncredited)
Larry Arpin ... additional optical effects (uncredited)
Thierry Coup ... visual effects (uncredited)
Peter Ellenshaw ... matte artist (uncredited)
Crit Killen ... minatures (uncredited)
Jacobus Rose ... executive in charge: visual effects (uncredited)
John Scheele ... miniature visual effects: Chandler Group (uncredited) / motion control: Chandler Group (uncredited)

Stunts

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Gary Baxley ... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. ... stunt coordinator (as Billy Burton) / stunts (as William H. Burton)
Steven Chambers ... stunts (as Steve Chambers)
Gilbert B. Combs ... stunts
Louie Elias ... stunts
Randy Hall ... stunts
John Hudkins ... stunts (as Bear Hudkins)
Duane Katz ... stunts
Larry Nicholas ... stunts
Dennis Scott ... stunts
Victoria Taft ... stunt double: Glenne Headly
Bobby Burns ... stunts (uncredited)
R.J. Chambers ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron ... stunt double: William Forsythe (uncredited)
Gene LeBell ... stunts (uncredited)
Joseph Michael Roth ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Giuseppe Alberti ... first assistant camera
Jamie Anderson ... camera operator (as James M. Anderson) / director of photography: second unit (as James M. Anderson)
Michael J. Bailey ... electrician
John W. Brumshagen ... electrician (as John Brumshagen)
Fabio Cafolla ... dimmer operator
Billy Clevenger ... first assistant camera
Dwight Dalzell ... video assist: second unit
Bill Decker ... key grip (as Decker)
George Dunagan ... electrician
Brad Emmons ... electrician
Gregg Guellow ... grip
James Keys ... electrician
Kevin J. Lang ... rigging gaffer
Steven C. McGee ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Steve McGee)
Montey Menapace ... electrician
Art Monzo ... electrician
George Mooradian ... camera operator: second unit
Deborah Morgan ... second assistant camera
John Morris ... grip (as John Phillip Morris III)
Matthew Nelson ... grip
Bradford Ralston ... video assist
Bernie Schwartz ... dolly grip
Hank Sheppherd ... best boy grip
Peter Sorel ... still photographer
Charles Spillar ... electrician
Gary Tandrow ... chief lighting technician
Jeffrey Thorin ... second assistant camera
Enrico Umetelli ... camera operator
Lorna Wiley ... additional second assistant camera
Darwin Montana Browne ... grip (uncredited)
Kris Krosskove ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Dan Moore ... additional photographer (uncredited) / video assist (uncredited)
Ron Newburn ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Robert P. Quiroz ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Mark Simon ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Joseph T. Terranova ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Charles A. Vogeler ... video assist: second unit (uncredited)
Monty Woodard ... electrician (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Jeff Scheftel ... quality control (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Carissa Blix ... extras casting
Ferne Cassel ... casting assistant
Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Elisabetta Beraldo ... costume supervisor: women
Colin Booth ... costumes: second unit
Robert Chase ... head costume supervisor
Alice Daniels ... costumer
Vicki Graef ... costumer
Bruce R. Hogard ... costume supervisor: men
Thomas E. Johnson ... costumes: second unit (as Thomas Johnson)
Judianna Makovsky ... associate costume designer
Bernadene Morgan ... costumer
Diah Wymont ... costumer
John Melvin Young ... costumer (as John M. Young)
Judy Baron ... hatmaker: principals (uncredited)
Lois DeArmond ... costume illustrator (uncredited)

Location Management

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Judson Schwartz ... location manager
Mario Iscovich ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bob Badami ... music editor
Steve Bartek ... orchestrations
Bill Bottrell ... recordist: songs performed by Madonna
Patti Fidelibus ... contractor
Joel Franklin ... supervising copyist
Brian Malouf ... mixer: songs performed by Madonna
Shawn Murphy ... score mixer
Andy Paley ... producer: Dick Tracy album
Dennis S. Sands ... score recordist (as Dennis Sands)
Andrew Silver ... assistant music editor
Stephen Sondheim ... original songs by
Seymour Stein ... executive producer: Dick Tracy album
Shirley Walker ... additional orchestrations / score conductor
Stacy Baird ... music recordist (uncredited)
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Norman Ludwin ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Brian L. McCarty ... music coordinator (uncredited)
Bill Meyers ... orchestrations (uncredited)
Jeff Porcaro ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Ellen Segal ... production music editor (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Shirley Walker ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Randy Cantor ... driver
Robert K. Johnson ... mechanic (as Robert Johnson)
John Marendi ... driver
Joel Marrow ... transportation coordinator
John 'J.P.' Pratt ... driver (as John Pratt)
Lucianne Renfro ... driver
Dusty Saunders ... transportation captain
James E. Vargas ... driver (as Jim Vargas)
Dennis Yank ... driver
Dennis Junt ... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Hugh Kelly ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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George Bamber ... production associate
Victor Bazaz ... production assistant
Spence Bovee ... production assistant (as G. Spence Bové)
Wayne Damore ... script supervisor: second unit
Michael Davison ... administrative assistant
Connie Dolph ... payroll accountant
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title design
Michael Fitzpatrick ... production assistant
Scott Fort ... production assistant
Gayle Fraser-Baigelman ... auditor
Laura Gary ... studio teacher
Jacqueline George ... production coordinator
Michael R. Gurasich ... production assistant (as Michael Gurasich)
Barbara Gutman ... assistant accountant
Dick Guttman ... unit publicist
Brent Lon Hershman ... production assistant
Jeffrey Hornaday ... staging: musical numbers
Rachel Jaffe ... assistant production coordinator
Carol Kim ... production associate
Maggie Kusik ... producer associate
Rande Laiderman ... special caterer
Sharmagne Leland-St. John ... assistant: Richard Sylbert
Clayton R. Marsh ... opticals
John Moy ... craft service
Pat Newcomb ... unit publicist
Aaron Osborne ... production assistant
Jane Payne ... post-production associate
Ana Maria Quintana ... script supervisor
Letitia Rogers ... post-production assistant (as Letitia J. Rogers)
Penny Segal ... production secretary
Sharon L. Simon ... auditor (as Sharon Simon)
Alisa Statman ... production assistant
Paul 'Numbers' Steinke ... accountant
Marc Story ... post-production assistant
Bonnie Belknap ... food stylist (uncredited)
Lisa Marie Boiko ... stand-in: Madonna (uncredited)
Max Allan Collins ... creative consultant (uncredited)
Tony Didio Jr. ... armorer (uncredited)
Dorothy Duder ... accountant: prosthetics department (uncredited)
Tish Johnson ... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Vicki Matlin ... caterer (uncredited)
Timothy Scott Ralston ... stand-in: Dick Van Dyke (uncredited)
Rubén Rodríguez ... assistant accountant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Craig R. Baxley ... special thanks (as Craig Baxley)
Leroy R. Perry Jr. ... special thanks: The International Sportsmedicine Institute (as Dr. Leroy Perry)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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}

Plot Keywords
Taglines Their turf. Their game. Their rules. They didn't count on HIS law... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Дик Трейси (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Dick Tracy en 3D (Uruguay)
  • Dikas Treisis (Lithuania)
  • Дiк Трейсi (Ukraine)
  • Дик Трэйси (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Box Office

Budget $47,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $22,543,911, 17 Jun 1990

Did You Know?

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Trivia Danny Elfman was hired to compose the film score because Warren Beatty was impressed with his work on Batman (1989). On working with Beatty, Elfman has said "Warren was insane". See more »
Goofs When Dick Tracy jumps out of a window and slides down the lamp post, the stunt man, playing him, bangs his head on the curve of the pole towards the top. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Sooner Or Later (I Always Get My Man) See more »
Crazy Credits Touchstone logo appears in black and white in the opening credits. See more »
Quotes Dick Tracy: No grief for Lips?
Breathless Mahoney: I'm wearing black underwear.
Dick Tracy: You know, it's legal for me to take you down to the station and sweat it out of you under the lights.
Breathless Mahoney: I sweat a lot better in the dark.
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