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Django Unchained (2012)

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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

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Quentin Tarantino
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Django
Christoph Waltz ... Dr. King Schultz
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Calvin Candie
Kerry Washington ... Broomhilda von Shaft
Samuel L. Jackson ... Stephen
Walton Goggins ... Billy Crash
Dennis Christopher ... Leonide Moguy
James Remar ... Butch Pooch / Ace Speck
David Steen ... Mr. Stonesipher
Dana Gourrier ... Cora
Nichole Galicia ... Sheba
Laura Cayouette ... Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly
Ato Essandoh ... D'Artagnan
Sammi Rotibi ... Rodney
Clay Donahue Fontenot Clay Donahue Fontenot ... Big Fred's Opponent
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Storyline

In 1858, a bounty hunter named Schultz seeks out a slave named Django and buys him because he needs him to find some men he is looking for. After finding them, Django wants to find his wife, Broomhilda, who along with him were sold separately by his former owner for trying to escape. Schultz offers to help him if he chooses to stay with him and be his partner. Eventually they learn that she was sold to a plantation in Mississippi. Knowing they can't just go in and say they want her, they come up with a plan so that the owner will welcome them into his home and they can find a way. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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This Christmas, Django is off the chain. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | French | Italian

Release Date:

25 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Django Unchained See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,688,000, 30 December 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$162,805,434

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$425,368,238
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

DIRECTOR TRADEMARK (Quentin Tarantino): (long shot): During the dinner scene in Candyland, there is a long shot where Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson) walks from the kitchen to the dining room, then it switches off to Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). See more »

Goofs

Everybody in the film seems to have perfectly white teeth, even the slaves. In realty, it would be very unlikely for all those people to have white and healthy teeth in the 1800s. Because slaves probably didn't even have the chance to get any dental care, nor even had a tooth brush and paste. And most others were likely to be in the habit of chewing tobacco. And personal hygiene wasn't very common and probably wasn't practiced at the extend that it does today. It all makes the opening sequence even more ironic, considering that one of the main characters, a dentist, arrives in a mobile dentist clinic. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dicky Speck: [cocks rifle] Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!
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Crazy Credits

Normally, the logo for The Weinstein Company is silent. In this film, it is accompanied with the theme music for Miramax from the early 90s, in a nod to Tarantino's first 2 films. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Chinese version was cut to not be as gory See more »


Soundtracks

The Big Risk
Written and Performed by Ennio Morricone
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Tarantino creates yet another great film!
13 January 2013 | by jameslucasutleySee all my reviews

Being a big Tarantino fan, I was exited for this film, and I did not get disappointed! It was fantastic! The film played truly to Tarantino's style and with the use of good music, I felt it was a 'Tarantino film'.

Lets start off with the actors, most of the cast did a great job performing. However, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L Jackson, Leonardo Di Caprio and Kerry Washington stood out the most! When you have all of them in one scene, you know its gonna be a good one! Jamie Foxx did a great job as Django, but didn't shine like the others.

The actual film was amazing! The plot was more complex than it sounds, it's not just 'A slave gets revenge on a plantation owner who has his wife'. There are many other paths the film goes into. The film was longer than most Tarantino films and you start to think, 'Mabye a couple of scenes should have been taken out'. But then it's hard to think of a scene to cut out! I suppose the KKK scene wasn't very relevant, but it was a great scene! This film should not be missed!


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