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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Do I take this cop down and risk it all? 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

In the graphic novel, Yellow Bastard's (Nick Stahl's) car is an Atlantic '57C Bugatti. However, it was changed to a 1936 Cadillac limousine for this movie because it would've cost over two hundred thirty thousand dollars to use the Bugatti for four shooting days. Also, the Yellow Bastard's license plate is "TYB 069".The first half are the initials for the story "That Yellow Bastard". 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

There is no screen writing credit. 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

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Soundtracks

Absurd
Written by Fluke
Performed by Fluke
Courtesy of Virgin Records
Under License from EMI Film & TV Music
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Wow! Comics done right...
18 March 2005 | by mikey1969See all my reviews

Went to a sneak preview of this movie today, and I was blown away. Over the years people have tried to emulate the feel of comics on the screen, and met with mild success(Dick Tracy), minor failure(Hulk), and solid success(Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow). This is hard to do, but Sin City hits this dead on. The film is entirely in black and white(Except for about 20 seconds that I noticed in one scene.), except for highlights of color(Gorgeous eyes, splattered blood, and red Converse All-Stars to name a few.). This gives the film a feel that immerses you into the storyline. Add to this the overly corny duologue and scenes where scantily(And I DO mean scantily) clad women pull Uzi's out of literally nowhere, and you have all the right makings for a transfer of a comic book to the screen. The duologue had me laughing almost constantly, but it's easy to tell that they wanted you to laugh, even when they lines were incredibly corny and melodramatic...

The performances in the movie were great as well. I believe my favorite male character was Marv, played by Micky Rourke, and my favorite female character was definitely Miho, played by Devon Aoki. It seems that everyone and their dog was either in this movie, or lent some of their talents to it, and it shows.

I would definitely suggest that you see this in the theatre the very first time, because it will NEVER have the same impact on your TV at home as it does on a 30-foot screen in a dark theatre. I was actually able to note a few times where the digital cameras were able to outperform anything film could do.

A lot of violence in this movie, although most of it is either totally cartoon-style, or off camera, and some gore as well... A good amount of nudity in the film, ALL of it on camera, so you'll probably want to leave the kiddies at home.

All in all, one of the best movies I have seen in a long time, and I'll probably go see it again while it's in the theatres, so that my fiancé can enjoy it as well...


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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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