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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

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The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.

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Quentin Tarantino

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivica A. Fox ... Vernita Green
Ambrosia Kelley ... Nikki (as Ambrosia Kelly)
Michael Parks ... Earl McGraw / Esteban Vihaio
James Parks ... Edgar McGraw
Jonathan Loughran ... Trucker
Michael Bowen ... Buck
Kenji Ohba ... Bald Guy (as Kenji Oba)
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Tokyo Businessman (as Yoshijuki Morishita)
Jun Kunimura ... Boss Tanaka
Goro Daimon ... Boss Honda
Kazuki Kitamura ... Boss Koji / Crazy 88
Akaji Maro ... Boss Ozawah
Shun Sugata ... Boss Benta
Sachiko Fujii ... The 5, 6, 7, 8's (as The 5 6 7 8's)
Ronnie Yoshiko Fujiyama ... The 5, 6, 7, 8's (as The 5 6 7 8's)
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Storyline

The murderous Bride is back and she is still continuing her vengeance quest against her ex-boss, Bill, and taking aim at Bill's younger brother Budd and Elle Driver, the only survivors from the squad of assassins who betrayed her four years earlier. It's all leading up to the ultimate confrontation with Bill, the Bride's former master and the man who ordered her execution! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Revenge is a dish best served cold. See more »

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Rated R for violence, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese | Mandarin | Spanish

Release Date:

16 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kill Bill Part 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,600,000, 18 April 2004

Gross USA:

$66,208,183

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$152,159,461
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This film was released the same year as another revenge film, The Punisher (2004). John Travolta, who starred in the movie, as the film's main antagonist Howard Saint, starred opposite Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction (1994). See more »

Goofs

When Budd is preparing to bury the Bride alive, he dumps a big piece of plywood onto the coffin and nails it down, but plywood is impossible to punch through, so when the Bride goes to punch her way out of the coffin, it's now made of slats, conveniently arranged so that the grain works with her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bill: Do you find me sadistic? You know, Kiddo, I'd like to believe that you're aware enough even now to know that there's nothing sadistic in my actions. At this moment, this is me at my most masochistic.
The Bride: Bill, it's your bab...
[BLAM!]
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Crazy Credits

The title "Kill Bill" does not appear on screen during the opening credits. The only direct reference to the title is in the conclusion to The Bride's opening monologue, in which she states that "when I reach my destination, I am going to Kill Bill." After this, the only title shown is "Vol. 2." See more »

Alternate Versions

Hong Kong version differs very slightly from the US version. The only difference is that some alternate shots were used in the scene where Beatrix drives to Esteban and the scene where she finally goes to him in the village. See more »

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References Zombie (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

The Chase
Written by Alan Reeves, Phil Steele, Philip Brigham
Performed by Alan Reeves, Phil Steele, Philip Brigham
Courtesy of Francis Dreyfus Music
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The Tarantino Pentathlon Part 5 - The temporary end of his return: Kill Bill Vol. 2
24 April 2004 | by stamperSee all my reviews

The sentimental showdown

Kill Bill Vol. 2 deserves to be another film than Kill Bill Vol. 1, not only the fact that the film would then run 4 hours + if it had been shown in one piece, but more because showing both films in one run might come across somewhat odd. The reason I'm saying this, is because Kill Bill Vol. 2 is very different in tone and feeling than was Vol. 1. The first part was more anger driven and brutal, whereas Kill Bill Vol. 2 is more about love and disappointment. Where the first part is bloody and ruthless, the second one is tender and sore. This does not mean that there is no brutality in this film, but rather that the tone of the film is totally different.

I must admit that it took me some getting used to in the first 20 or so minutes of the film, because I'd expected the film to go on as brutally and furious as the first one finished. It didn't happen. What I got instead was a more story and character driven film, that was filled with emotion, explanations and some good and original fighting scenes.

I have no negative comments on this film I guess. I think the acting was good to very good, with the extra kudos going to Daryl Hannah, who'd let some people to believe that she as just a tall blond who couldn't act in the last couple of years. With this film she manages to show us though, that she just has not been given the right offers. This I must say seems to be some kind of quality of Tarantino, to get ‘discarded' actors and actresses and give them an opportunity to shine once again. Speaking of Tarantino, although I do realize that with Kill Bill he was an 'hommage' to many of his influences, I just have to say that he is a great director and screenwriter. I mean, the way he directs, the music he chooses to accompany the scenes and the dialog. It's just all top notch. This does not mean that this is the best film I've ever seen, but that it is a good film, which fulfilled it's promises. I mean let us ALL be honest. Who can pull off filming a revenge movie lasting more than 4 hours without it getting dull and boring? NOBODY but Tarantino. Hell, most people can't make complete a good 90 minute flick with this amount of story.

7,5 out of 10


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