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Grindhouse (2007)

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Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's homage to exploitation double features in the 60s and 70s with two back-to-back cult films that include previews of coming attractions between them.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stuntman Mike (segment "Death Proof")
... Zoë Bell (segment "Death Proof") (as Zoe Bell)
... Abernathy (segment "Death Proof")
... Butterfly (segment "Death Proof")
... Jungle Julia (segment "Death Proof")
... Kim (segment "Death Proof")
... Pam (segment "Death Proof") / Cherry (segment "Planet Terror")
... Shanna (segment "Death Proof") / Judy (segment "Thanksgiving")
... Lee (segment "Death Proof")
... Warren (segment "Death Proof") / Rapist #1 (segment "Planet Terror")
... Marcy (segment "Death Proof")
... Dov (segment "Death Proof") / Tucker (segment "Thanksgiving")
... Nate (segment "Death Proof")
... Omar (segment "Death Proof")
... Lanna Frank (segment "Death Proof")
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Storyline

A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while "Planet Terror" shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics. Written by alfiehitchie

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A double feature that'll tear you in two! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

TFM [France] | West Video [Russia]

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Release Date:

6 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grind House  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,596,613, 6 April 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,031,037, 17 June 2007
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the segment "Planet Terror" the soldiers at the Army base are seen watching a "grindhouse" trailer for the film Women in Cages (1971), starring Pam Grier. This full trailer, and more, were put on the Special Edition DVD of Jackie Brown (1997), directed by Quentin Tarantino, whose character watches the trailer briefly in the scene. See more »

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When Cherry Darling is riding in El Wray's wrecker before the crash, she is wearing a sleeveless red top. In the hospital when she wakes up and realizes she has lost her leg, she is wearing a gray t-shirt. When El Wray comes into her hospital room to save her, she is wearing the red top again. She tells El Wray she can't stand, and has been laying in bed with the sheet over her head, so she didn't get up and change her own shirt, and with the chaos in the hospital, it is unlikely a nurse stopped by to change her shirt either. (This goof may be intentional by the film-makers in keeping with the 'grindhouse' feel.) See more »

Quotes

Pam: Take a picture, it lasts longer.
Stuntman Mike: What?
Pam: That table. Seems to keep them getting your attention.
Stuntman Mike: Is that the girl from the billboard outside?
Pam: Yup.
Stuntman Mike: She sure is a striking looking woman. Look at that hair.
Pam: Lots of leave-in conditioner.
Stuntman Mike: Is that jealousy I detect?
Pam: Hardly. But if you wanna get with Jungle Julia, there's a real easy way to do that.
Stuntman Mike: Yeah? And what would that be?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits include pieces of film leader shown in time with the music. Most of these are "China girls," used to check the film's color timing. If you look closely, you will see brief segments of "Death Proof" outtakes. See more »

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References The Hanged Man (1964) See more »

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Hold Tight
Written by Alan Blaikley, Ken Howard
Performed by Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich (as Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Titch)
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez... got to love them!
9 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

What is there to say about Tarantino and Rodriguez except that they make some of the best dang movies ever! Grindhouse is a double feature made of Planet Terror and Death Proof, two of the best movies ever made, in my opinion.

With nothing but blasts of good gory fun and catchy lines, and talk scenes, Grindhouse is a force to be reckoned with. These movies are spectacular examples of what "bloody horror", "intense thriller" and "tongue-in-cheek comedy" really are. Along with an excellent cast, these movies have amazing qualities that only true horror lovers would admire. Whether it's a machine gun-legged go go dancer, to a tricky plotting stuntman, you just have to absolutely love Grindhouse.

As soon as I started watching Deathproof on DVD, I have to admit I thought it was boring and overrated. I watched it a few more times and I loved it more and more. You really get to appreciate all the girls and their great personalities, and find the movie more enticing and fun with every second.

Now when I first watched Planet Terror... I fell head over heels for it IMMEDIATELY. Planet Terror was just so fantastically entertaining. You get great hilarity with both films, and Planet Terror gives cheesy action like never before. No matter if Grindhouse did bad at the box office just 'cause lazy people wouldn't get there sorry butts in there to see a marvelous four hour film and they wanted to see other stupid excuses for movies that were in theatres at the same time, Grindhouse is another astonishing piece of work from the masters Tarantino and Rodriguez.

So remember, that you can only catch these stunning movies at, the Grindhouse.

Planet Terror - 10/10, Death Proof - 10/10


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