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Sin City (2005)

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A movie that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

Writers:

Frank Miller (based on the graphic novels by), Robert Rodriguez (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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812 ( 93)
38 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Alba ... Nancy
Devon Aoki ... Miho
Alexis Bledel ... Becky
Powers Boothe ... Senator Roark
Cara D. Briggs Cara D. Briggs ... Hearing Panel Person (as Cara Briggs)
Jude Ciccolella ... Liebowitz
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw ... Motorcycle Cop (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Rosario Dawson ... Gail
Jesse De Luna Jesse De Luna ... Corporal Rivera
Benicio Del Toro ... Jackie Boy
Jason Douglas ... Hitman
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Manute
Tommy Flanagan ... Brian
Christina Frankenfield Christina Frankenfield ... Judge
Rick Gomez ... Klump
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Storyline

Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie (Jaime King), a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile and a hitman looking to make a little cash. Written by Tom Benton

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She smells like angels ought to smell. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sustained strong stylized violence, nudity and sexual content including dialogue | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Based on the graphic novels "The Hard Goodbye", "The Big Fat Kill", and "That Yellow Bastard", by Frank Miller. The opening footage with Josh Hartnett and Marley Shelton was from the Sin City short story "The Customer is Always Right" from the "Babe Wore Red" collection. However, the epilogue featuring Hartnett and Alexis Bledel was an original scene written specifically for this movie. See more »

Goofs

Flopped shot: A brief shot of Marv after he has been scratched by Kevin is flopped, the scratches run from bottom right to top left, instead of bottom left to top right as they do when he received them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Salesman: [voiceover] She shivers in the wind like the last leaf on a dying tree. I let her hear my footsteps. She only goes stiff for a moment.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, each of the actor's names is shown with a frame from the comic, featuring their character. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical version shown in France is cut slightly to get a 12 rating. Notable scenes removed include Roark Jr's ear blown off by Hartigan, Miho slicing off Jackie Boy's hand with a swastika/manji shaped shuriken and its aftermath and Hartigan removing Yellow Bastard's genitals and then beating him. The DVD release is uncut with a 16 rating. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Narrations (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Sensemaya
Composed by Silvestre Revueltas
Conducted by Eduardo Mata with the New Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy SONY BMG Mexico
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Licensing
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Avoid this stunning film if violence offends you.
2 June 2006 | by sjha-2See all my reviews

Channel surfing late one night I stumbled across this film and stopped to look because of the unusual cinematography. It's visually stunning, mostly in b&w and that evokes a film noir atmosphere punctuated with those brilliant flashes of color. Two minutes later I couldn't take my eyes away. This unique film is superbly executed, the casting, the screenplay, the special effects, everything about it. As we all know, there is an expansive library of film work out there for a wide range of tastes and sensibilities. If yours are delicate, if you are offended by gore and violence, then this film will NOT be your cup of tea. Stay away from it. But if both the horror and film noir genres appeal to you, you'll probably find this movie as captivating as I did.


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Official Sites:

Miramax | Official Facebook

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frank Miller's Sin City See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,100,000, 3 April 2005

Gross USA:

$74,103,820

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$158,733,820
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated, recut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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