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Death Proof (2007)

Not Rated | | Action, 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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It's Going To Be A Wild Ride See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

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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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Runtime:

(international) | (Grindhouse) | (extended)

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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original name for this film, which pops up for only a few frames, is "Quentin Tarantino's Thunder Bolt". See more »

Goofs

Shadow of the camera equipment on Stuntman Mike's shirt and seat during the final chase. 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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Crazy Credits

In the OPENING credits during the prologue driving sequence, after "Kurt Russell in" there is a quick ten-frame color animation of the title "Quentin Tarentino's Thunder Bolt" which cuts immediately to a simple grainy white-on-black title screen that says "Death Proof". See more »

Alternate Versions

After Zoe flies off the hood, she walks back to the car and says, "Phew that was a close one". In the Unrated Extended version it then cuts right to her line, "So, where's the maniac?" In the U.S. Theatrical Double Feature version there's some extra lines of dialog in between: As Zoe notices that Abernathy and Kim have been crying she remarks, "You guys look like shit. Who died?" Abernathy then asks Zoe if she's okay, to which she replies, "Well, I'm gonna have a hell of a bruise on my bum, but aside from that I'll be sweet." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Allemaal film: Verander de wereld (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Chick Habit
Written by Serge Gainsbourg, Serge Gainsbourg (as Lu Ginsberg) (original lyrics),
April March (English lyrics)
Performed by April March
Courtesy of Sympathy for the Record Industry/Jean Emmanuel Dubois/The Talent House
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Hold on, I gotta come up! I gotta take the world's biggest f*ckin' p*ss!"
10 November 2013 | by lastliberal-853-253708See all my reviews

This film was an homage to the grind house flicks of the past. It's crowning achievement was the inclusion of some of the baddest gals on film, and one of the hottest.

Vanessa Ferlito as Arlene, who I would watch sitting in a chair for an hour anytime. It was well worth it to see that lap dance. Ferlito was clearly the star of this film.

Then there were the badass girls: Tracie Thoms as Kim and Rosario Dawson as Abernathy. I could watch them ride around in a car for an hour anytime.

It was the last third of the film where the action was ramped with some fantastic stunt work by badass Zoe Bell and, of course, the coup de grâce, Abernathy's boot in Stuntman Mike's (Kurt Russell) face. Heavenly.


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