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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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The sleaze-filled saga of an exploitation double feature. 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

The Acuna Boys ad between the two features lists the names Automatic Slim and T-Bird: characters from Rolling Thunder (1977). See more »

Goofs

(at around 20 mins) The supposed dead guy moves his head when the doors burst open. See more »

Quotes

Pam: [Stuck in Stuntman Mike's car] If you just stop right now, you know, and, and let me out, I'll never tell anybody...
Stuntman Mike: Hey, Pam, remember when I said this car was death proof? Well, that wasn't a lie. This car is a hundred percent death proof. Only to get the benefit of it, honey, you REALLY need to be sitting in my seat.
[slams his foot onto the brake and sends Pam flying face-first into his dashboard]
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Crazy Credits

Just below the listing for Quentin's personal chef is the following credit: "Personal Chef for Mr. Rodriguez - Robert Rodriguez" See more »

Connections

References Nightmare City (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Useless Talent #38
Written by Rebecca Rodriguez & Robert Rodriguez
Performed by Rose McGowan
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Go see it in the theater.
29 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

I went to the premier in Austin last night. Wow, what an awesome event. Here are a few brief thoughts: One of the previews, that is being made into a movie, looks absolutely absurd and I am sure that it will be a joy to watch.

Planet Terror kept you laughing, groaning, and cringing the entire time. Enough action to keep you into it, enough campy gore to laugh at, and plenty of build up to have you cheering for the good guys. Rodriguez put together an A-rated, B-movie.

Death Proof was also enjoyable. I may have been antsy due to the cramped seating, but it seemed like there was a little lull in the middle. I didn't want to get up at intermission as I didn't want to miss the trailers. As Tarantino has done before, there is some great dialogue flying around the core group of actors.

I will definitely go see it again in the theater. I missed some of the dialogue due to the roar of the audience. However, I think having an interactive audience really adds to the experience.

Enjoy.


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