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Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (original title)
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Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

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Frank Miller, Frank Miller (graphic novels)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... Marv
Jessica Alba ... Nancy
Josh Brolin ... Dwight
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Johnny
Rosario Dawson ... Gail
Bruce Willis ... Hartigan
Eva Green ... Ava
Powers Boothe ... Senator Roark
Dennis Haysbert ... Manute
Ray Liotta ... Joey
Christopher Meloni ... Mort
Jeremy Piven ... Bob
Christopher Lloyd ... Kroenig
Jaime King ... Goldie / Wendy
Juno Temple ... Sally
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Storyline

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There is no justice without sin. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal stylized violence throughout, sexual content, nudity, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film credits twenty executive producers. See more »

Goofs

Joey's underwear reappears on his body during his sex scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Marv: Metal screams. Something hits me square in the chest. There's no up or down. I don't weigh a thing.
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Crazy Credits

Robert Rodriguez's credit for cinematography and editing is displayed as "Shot and cut by Robert Rodriguez". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Why Do So Many Sequels Suck? (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Skin City
Written by Robert Rodriguez
Performed by Steven Tyler
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For all the wrong reasons...
22 August 2014 | by jarthur0111See all my reviews

OK, maybe this movie isn't aimed at "mature" audiences, but for adults looking for a trashy good time at the movies then you won't get a movie any better than this. If you want to see unrelenting brutality & most of Eva Green you will get your money's worth & then some.

Green totally owns the "Dame" role that she was perfectly cast for. When her story ends the movie does drop off (fortunately her story is most of the movie).

The "Sin City look" is enhanced by 3D (I normally avoid 3D) & rates as one of the best uses of 3D I've ever seen. Fans (like me) of Miller's "A Dame To Kill For" comic book will be thrilled at it's obsessive loyalty to word & frame screen treatment. It looks fantastic! (Maybe, I mean to say that Green looks fantastic. It's both.) I don't get all the criticism of how this "look" has grown tiresome --not for me in 3D.

All the actors in big roles to small look like they are having a sinful amount of fun, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt is almost as strong as Green in a new role in one the new stories written for the movie. If you saw "Looper" (or "Inception") you already know that JGL can play a tough guy despite his physical size.

Make no mistake this movie is a feature length Roadrunner cartoon for adults --emphasis on "adults"--with all of the ridiculous action & over- the-top violence that only a cartoon can get away with because of the way it's rendered.(No kids, please: there is just enough gore that isn't so cartoonish to make it unfit for children.)

Like the first Sin City 9 years ago, this new Sin City is B-movie bliss. (I still don't like Jessica Alba as "Nancy".)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sin City 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,317,683, 24 August 2014

Gross USA:

$13,757,804

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,407,616
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1.85 : 1
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