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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, 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 »

Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in one hundred thirty days. This was Quentin Tarantino's longest shooting schedule for a single film. See more »

Goofs

At this time the distinct modern Australian accent did not yet exist and wouldn't develop until the 20th century. Instead people from Australia in the 1850's sounded more English or Irish, so the LeQuint DIckey employee would not have said words such as "fellah" or "buggah" in what's commonly known as an "ocker" accent. 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

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

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in De Kijk van Koolhoven: Spaghettiwestern (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Dark Waltz
Written and Performed by Luis Bacalov
Courtesy of EMI General Music Publishing SRL
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User Reviews

 
Django. Fun and pointless
29 December 2012 | by charlieheadleySee all my reviews

The biggest thing here is Tarantino's ego. Wow! A very clever, even gifted, filmmaker with nothing to say, nothing original that is. I'm not going to subscribe to Spike Lee's objections because that would imply taking this seriously. Mr. Tarantino's ignorance is just monumental, mo-nu-men-tal! but, I'm afraid, very much the sign of the times. Let's make it about nothing with super violence to keep the crowds cheering. What about taking a little responsibility sir? Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and the rest of the cast do a credible job, inhabiting Tarantino's makeshift universe. Sergio Corbucci is your hero, but not John Ford, okay, that makes sense in your world, Mr Tarantino but please, stop preaching. Make movies but don't pretend that there is depth in your shallowness. I must say I wasn't bored, in spite of its length, I was just annoyed.


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