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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Django
... Dr. King Schultz
... Calvin Candie
... Broomhilda von Shaft
... Stephen
... Billy Crash
... Leonide Moguy
... Butch Pooch / Ace Speck
... Mr. Stonesipher
... Cora
... Sheba
... Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly
... D'Artagnan
... Rodney
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, Brunhilde, 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 Mississipi. 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 »

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Drama | Western

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

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Release Date:

25 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Django sin cadenas  »

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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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Trivia

The plantation owned by Calvin Candie is called Candyland. There is a racing board game called "Candyland" that was published by Milton Bradley in 1949. Calvin Candie died in 1859, 90 years before the board game was invented. See more »

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When Django exits the front door of the plantation after kneecapping Stephen, he opens the door fairly wide, in spite of a body being in that arc of the door in a previous shot. See more »

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[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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During the opening credits, Franco Nero's credit reads as "and with the friendly participation of Franco Nero." See more »

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Referenced in Unforgettable: Bad Company (2016) See more »

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Town of Silence
Written by Luis Bacalov
Performed by Luis Bacalov
Courtesy of EMI General Music Publishing SRL
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Freedom and Choices and Tarantino
1 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

In Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, there is a scene in which Django (Jamie Fox), soon after being freed by the incredibly likable dentist turned bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), shops for new clothes to wear.

Schultz tells Django to pick out whatever he likes. Django looks at the smiling white man in disbelief. You're gonna let me pick out my own clothes? Django can't believe it. The following shot delivered one of the biggest laughs from the audience I watched the film with. After the white man confirms that yes, he is indeed letting the black man pick out his own clothes, we cut to a wide shot of Django riding his horse, now decked out in his very own (outlandish) cowboy outfit—an all blue with white ruffle get-up.

It's a great little scene that provides humor and allows the viewer to further warm up to the two main protagonists. But it also does more than that. It's a simple scene that speaks for the whole film. It's an affirmation that this man of color is now free and able to make his own decisions. The choice he made concerning his extravagantly loud outfit acts as a warning to those that plan to stand in his way—watch out, here I come, I ain't gonna be quiet no more.

And the humor the scene provides echoes the entire film—it wants us to get comfortable with our hero. Tarantino knows that a man of color makes an unconventional hero in a revenge- flick—that's why he made the film. When was the black man going to get his revenge film? It's been long overdue. With Django Unchained, that film has finally arrived and it has arrived in style. Beautifully shot, wonderfully acted, and meticulously written, it's Tarantino at his most epic.


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