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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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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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25 December 2012 (USA)  »

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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

Calvin J. Candie's given names are a reference to Italian director Giorgio Ferroni, who directed several Spaghetti Westerns, including a trilogy starring Giuliano Gemma (Blood for a Silver Dollar (1965), For a Few Extra Dollars (1966), and Wanted (1967)). For these films, he was usually credited as "Calvin J. Padget", "Calvin Jackson Padget" or "Calvin Jakson Padget". Quentin Tarantino has listed the Padget-Gemma trilogy among his favorite Spaghetti Westerns, and used the first film's theme for the soundtrack of Inglourious Basterds (2009). See more »

Goofs

As Calvin Candie rides in the carriage towards his house the smoke from his cigarette blows away to his right. When the carriage then parks up for him to introduce Schultz and Django to Stephen the smoke is blowing across in front of the house, i.e. in the opposite direction. 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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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 »

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Referenced in Conan: Django Snowchained (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Minacciosamente Lotano
(from "I crudeli (1967)")
Written and Performed by Ennio Morricone
Courtesy of EMI General Music Publishing SRL
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Great Mix Of Action And Comedy
24 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

Quentin Tarantino, one of the most iconic directors of the 21st (and late 20th) century, why? Simple. Because of masterpieces like this. Tarantino defies the laws of film, he shoots them in his own way, however he wants. Tarantino has always focused upon the action thriller genre from Reservoir Dogs up until Inglourious Basterds. However, Django Unchained is Tarantino's first look at the Western genre, his first attempt at it and he executed it beautifully. The scenes were shot perfectly alongside an amazing soundtrack as well as his own small cameo.

Django Unchained tells the story of Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave who is soon picked up by bounty hunter Dr King Shultz (Christoph Waltz). The story follows on as Shultz takes on Django as his "deputy" during their tasks of bounty hunting, in return Shultz says that after winter he will help find Django's lost wife, Broomhilda. This takes them to a huge plantation in Mississippi owned by Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), from here they plan up a scheme on how to get away with Broombilda.

The cast boast out amazing performances, particularly Christoph Waltz (also famous for his previous collaboration with Tarantino on Inglourious Bastards as Colonel Landa). Both Foxx and DiCaprio's performance are both equally amazing. All three are able to add some light-hearted humour in the mix to make sure it doesn't stay too serious, as well as having comic actor Jonah Hill play a member of the KKK.

There's a reason the film has been nominated for 5 Oscars.


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