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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

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Taglines:

In a City, There is a Shaky Truce Between Those Who Rule the Streets, and Those Who Rule Everything 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The cover of the Sin City book "Booze, Broads, and Bullets", can be seen periodically throughout this movie. Its most notable appearance is on the cover of the matchbook that Hartigan picks up to locate Nancy; it is also seen in the background of the strip club in the next scene as Hartigan first enters (to the right as a poster). See more »

Goofs

The blood on Marv's chin appears and disappears when he's being interrogated by Wendy and the girls. 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

In the extended version is a scene where Marv returns to his mother's house to retrieve his gun, Gladys. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kick-Ass (2010) 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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Truly a comic book brought to life!
17 March 2005 | by SunDevil21See all my reviews

I must admit that I know, or knew rather, very little about the story or history of Frank Miller and his series of comic book novels - and maybe that is why I enjoyed this movie so much. Although, this is still a different type of situation where one who was a big fan of the stories might be seriously critical of every little detail of the comic book turned movie. I don't believe anyone who considers themselves truly knowledgeable about Miller's work can say that this was not represented well on the big screen. I'm now intrigued to go back and check out some of his work.

That aside, as far as it being a movie and a work of art, I would give this movie high marks in both categories. For it being a movie, it was nice to see something so different as far as the approach to making it go. Also, having such an incredible cast makes it all the more intriguing. I don't see anyone else having portrayed any of these characters any better than the cast that was hired to do so.

On an artistic level, it is extremely hard to think of any other movie that comes close to being in the same league. I did not see Sky Captain, but I would say that anyone who liked Pleasantville for its cinematography and graphic elements, would love Sin City. The use of black and white photography with only specific colors added later make for a far more dramatic effect. And so much of the cinematography being so close to a "moving picture" version of comic book art simply makes this movie worth seeing.

Take the artistic elements of this movie, and put it together with the amazing cast (both looks and talent) and throw it together with a very different but coherent plot, and you've got yourself an extremely enjoyable movie that is definitely worth seeing. And seeing at the theater no less!

My hats off to Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, and the rest of the cast and crew for putting together something different for a change.

My only complaint about the whole movie - the use of labeling Quentin Tarantino as a "Special Guest Director" is almost too lame to deal with.


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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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