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Death Proof (2007)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 31 May 2007 (Hungary)
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Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

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Quentin Tarantino
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Stuntman Mike
Zoë Bell ... Zoë Bell
Rosario Dawson ... Abernathy
Vanessa Ferlito ... Arlene
Sydney Tamiia Poitier ... Jungle Julia (as Sydney Poitier)
Tracie Thoms ... Kim
Rose McGowan ... Pam
Jordan Ladd ... Shanna
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Lee
Quentin Tarantino ... Warren
Marcy Harriell ... Marcy
Eli Roth ... Dov
Omar Doom ... Nate
Michael Bacall ... Omar
Monica Staggs ... Lanna Frank
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Storyline

In Austin, Texas, the girlfriends Julia, Arlene and Shanna meet in a bar to drink, smoke and make out with their boyfriends before traveling alone to Lake LBJ to spend the weekend together. They meet the former Hollywood stuntman Mike, who takes Pam out in his "death-proof" stunt car. Fourteen months later, Mike turns up in Lebanon, Tennessee and chase Abernathy, Zoë and Kim, but these girls are tough and decide to pay-back the attack. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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White-Hot Terror At 200 MPH! See more »

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2007 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,126,421
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Runtime:

(international) | (Grindhouse) | (extended)

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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In a 2012 directors round-table conducted by The Hollywood Reporter, Quentin Tarantino said "'Death Proof' has got to be the worst movie I ever did." It is important to note, that he was saying "it has to be the worst movie I make." Not saying that it was a bad movie, but that it is the worst on his filmography. See more »

Goofs

During the interior shots of Kim driving the Challenger with Zoë Bell on the hood, the speedometer is on "0". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Arlene: [shouting to Jungle Julia] Hold on, I gotta come up! I gotta take the world's biggest fuckin' piss!
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During the opening credits, the Troublemaker Studios logo remains in it's original form but the Dimension Pictures logo has been rendered in a 1970s style. See more »

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The "missing reel" from the theatrical cut is included in the DVD/BLU-RAY single movie version. The entire lap dance is played out by Vanessa Ferlito. See more »

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Score
from the motion picture Wu zhao shi ba fan (1979) (as "Dragon's Claws")
Written and Performed by 'Hsun Chi Chen' (as Chen Tsun-Chi)/Fu Liang Chou (as Chow Fook-Leung)
Courtesy of Joseph Kuo
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One of the most underrated films!
22 August 2015 | by Matt-CanalconSee all my reviews

I honestly think Death Proof is one of the most underrated films at the time I'm writing this (2015). A lot of people on this board seem to complain about the dialogue or the delivery of some of the actors. I personally think this movie has a lot of punch with a strong car chase sequence, very good actors, well-written script....and a perfect soundtrack!

I really like how the first part of the movie is a classic slasher/horror movie and the second part is a great throwback to "car movies".

Death Proof came out in 2007 and I remember watching this movie with my friend and having a really good time. I watched the movie another time a few years later and really enjoyed it to for other reasons, especially the classic car chase sequence.

Now it's 2015, I've just watched Death Proof for a third time and it's still a blast to watch. The music is perfect, the movie is very funny, and I love the performance from Kurt Russell, Sydney Poitier (Jungle Julia) and all the other supporting characters.

R.I.P. Sally Menke, I really love her work on this movie...not only for the great grindhouse "jump cuts" but also for one of my favorite scene halfway through the movie that I won't mention and the awesome 11-min well edited car chase.

I gave the movie a strong 9/10 and I hope this movie will have a better reputation 5-10 years from now. Great work from Quentin Tarantino!


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