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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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Outlaws Will Becomes Heroes in a City Without Justice See more »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Eva Green and Christopher Meloni played a married couple in Gregg Araki's "White Bird in a Blizzard", 2014. See more »

Goofs

Nancy states that in the first Sin City, Hartigan killed himself by sticking a gun in his mouth and shooting. He actually shot himself in the forehead. 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

References 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Uh Huh
Written by Robert Rodriguez
Performed by Marci Madison
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Bland.
15 November 2014 | by nagybaluSee all my reviews

I'd like to begin by saying the original 2005 Sin City is one of my favorite movies. The way it was put together, the cinematography, the characters, the dialogue...everything. It was truly a breakthrough film. This sequel however is a letdown. It's not the type of letdown where the product can't match the hype, it's just everything I enjoyed about the first movie turned over. Yes, A Dame to Kill For is still broken into chapters and shot in B/W with occasions flashes of color, and I loved the allusions to the previous film and comic books- however, in contrast to the rich character depth and storyline, the storyline(s) is flat, bland, and lacks the energy the dialogue contained in the previous film. Also, the storyline isn't remotely as interwoven as it was in the previous, the directors struggled to keep the chapters intertwined-the *only* connection being Kadie's Bar, which all of the characters visited at least once. I appreciated that Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller attempted to bring humor into the mix, but Marv's second, "I hope you don't mind me saying this...." scene really doesn't belong in the movie.

This was my first review I hope you like it, I know it's not perfect, but these are my thoughts in a nutshell.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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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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