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

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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 King 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 »

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Trivia

This is technically not the first western Django movie on which Quentin Tarantino has worked. He played a minor role in Sukiyaki Western Django (2007). This role was in exchange for a request by Tarantino for Sukiyaki's director, Takashi Miike to cameo in Eli Roth's Hostel (2005). See more »

Goofs

The mourners returning from burying Mr. Calvin Candie are singing "In the Sweet Bye and Bye", which was not written until 1868. 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

An unusually specific American Humane Association disclaimer stating that no horses were harmed in the making of the film appears very early in the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

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I giorni dell'ira
(from I giorni dell'ira (1967))
Written by Riz Ortolani (as Riziero Ortolani)
Conducted by Riz Ortolani
Courtesy of Universal Music Publishing Records S.R.L.
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Tarantino at his best
19 December 2020 | by shawnmikedryerSee all my reviews

(Jamie Fox, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Walton Goggins, James Remar, Don Johnson, Bruce Dern & Samuel L. Jackson)

Set in the Wild West in Texas in 1858, a former dentist turned bounty hunter named Schultz stumbles upon the Speck Brothers who are in transit moving slaves they own. Schultz gets to talking with a slave named Django inquiring if he's heard of the Brittle brothers, upon affirmation of such information Schultz proceeds to purchase Django if he helps him locate and take care of the brothers than he would grant Django his freedom along with a horse and $75. Schultz then takes Django under his wing training him the ways of the bounty hunter and he becomes his deputy. After successfully tracking and taking out the Brittle Brothers and many other targets over the winter Django tells Schultz his story of how he and his wife attempted to escape their former owner and then were sold separately, and how he would like to use that reward to purchase his wife back. They discover the location of a Mississippi plantation where Broomhilda, his wife , was sold. They learn the ruthless Calvin Candie Von Shaft is the new owner and they now know that a scheme needs to be plotted to successfully purchase Broomhilda without raising suspicion that she was the target all along.

For a nearly three hour movie it certainly doesn't feel that way as the film is so action packed that it'll keep you on your toes the entire duration of the film. A beautifully produced piece of film that stacks up with every other great Tarantino film, it just fits the mold so perfectly. Well developed characters and a unique story like none other. So much originality has been missing in westerns i feel like this one fueled the next decade of great westerns that have been released. This long list of actors in this film is quite extraordinary as there was even more great actors i could have listed. The soundtrack is absolutely phenomenal and I'll admit i listen to this frequently it just fit the film perfect. The dialog was written so nicely creating some iconic scenes. Anyone who truly loves film can not get enough of this Tarantino masterpiece.


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Release Date:

25 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Django Unchained See more »

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,122,888, 30 December 2012

Gross USA:

$162,805,434

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$426,074,373
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2.39 : 1
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