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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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Quentin Tarantino, Quentin Tarantino (character The Bride) (as Q) | 1 more credit »
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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 Kenji Ohba ... Bald Guy (as Kenji Oba)
Yoshiyuki Morishita Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Tokyo Businessman (as Yoshijuki Morishita)
Jun Kunimura ... Boss Tanaka
Goro Daimon Goro Daimon ... Boss Honda
Kazuki Kitamura ... Boss Koji / Crazy 88
Akaji Maro ... Boss Ozawah
Shun Sugata Shun Sugata ... Boss Benta
Sachiko Fujii Sachiko Fujii ... The 5, 6, 7, 8's (as The 5 6 7 8's)
Ronnie Yoshiko Fujiyama 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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Back With A Vengeance See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

In 2018, Uma Thurman posted footage online of a car accident that occurred in 2002 while filming this movie. At the time, Thurman had voiced her reservations about filming a scene while driving a car over a straight dirt road, and requested a stunt performer. However, since the scene was not considered to be a stunt, and the Stunt Coordinator was not on-set that day, Quentin Tarantino persuaded her to shoot the scene herself. While driving the Karmann Ghia, there was an unexpected turn in the road, causing Thurman to lose control of the car and crashing it into a tree, leaving her with a concussion and damaged knees. She tried to obtain the footage as proof, but Harvey Weinstein reportedly refused to release it, unless she signed a document that would release the company from any liability. Years later, Tarantino finally gave her the footage and helped her come forward, in the wake of multiple sexual assault charges against Weinstein (with Thurman also claiming to be one of his victims). Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino admitted that the incident had caused a breach in trust, which affected their working relationship for several years, but they reconciled afterwards and remain on good terms ever since. See more »

Goofs

When Budd and Elle are in the trailer talking, Budd pours only a little margarita in each glass, spilling a large amount on the table. Each glass can be seen less than half full. When he walks towards Elle and hands her a glass, both glass are more than half full. Each glass is obviously more full than in the previous scene. 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 film actually has two closing credits sequences. The first is a visual recap (with actors credited) of every character who had a line of dialogue or otherwise played a noticeable role in either volume. These are presented in order of their last appearance, except for David Carradine and Uma Thurman who are listed as the last two. 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 »

Connections

References The Hills Have Eyes (1977) See more »

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Less killing than the first but still nice.
4 July 2016 | by tankaceSee all my reviews

Kill Bill Volume 2 follows the Bride to its last target of her death list and although this movie lacks the killing spree of the first its dialogue and performance are great and we also learn here about her back story, why the Assassin Viper Squad tried to kill her and her relationship with Bill (it was more intimate than I though).

In general the movie close all the lose ends than the previous had left as well as giving us with a good way the identity of the Bride ,which was a secret during the Volume 1. So when the movie ends the story is practically 100% finished and I believe that Tarantino tried to do just that, made a two part movie,now the why I don't have any idea, but as the third movie in a franchise is usually the worst and some times destroys the story of the previous two, see for instance Spiderman 3, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Matrix Revolution and X-men the Last Stand, I think he made a good choice.

In the Volume 1 the love of Quentine for the Japanese culture and the samurai sword was obvious ,for Christ sake about 65% of the movie takes place in Japan! In this one we see his love for the martial ,but we also have some nit picks of western ,like a sunrise and some more (No spoilers!). I generally like the on equal measure this two flicks, for are really cool and tell a story ark of an kick ass female assassin ,which isn't the norm as we have see in leads role women in a handful of action films, like the Alien and Aliens, Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Mad Max: Fury Road. In summary for the girls ,who want to show to men that they can be lethal, you can add and the two Volumes in your collection.

In short is a really good Tarantino film as it is usual with is director ,who is among the greatest of the last two decades.


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