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Grindhouse (2007)

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's homage to exploitation double features in the 60s and 70s with two back-to-back cult films that include previews of coming attractions between them.
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Kim (segment "Death Proof")
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Pam (segment "Death Proof") / Cherry (segment "Planet Terror")
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Shanna (segment "Death Proof") / Judy (segment "Thanksgiving")
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Lee (segment "Death Proof")
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Warren (segment "Death Proof") / Rapist #1 (segment "Planet Terror")
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Marcy (segment "Death Proof")
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Dov (segment "Death Proof") / Tucker (segment "Thanksgiving")
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Nate (segment "Death Proof")
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Omar (segment "Death Proof")
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Storyline

A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while "Planet Terror" shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics. Written by alfiehitchie

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Rated R for strong graphic bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,596,613 (USA) (6 April 2007)

Gross:

$25,031,037 (USA) (17 June 2007)
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Trivia

In the segment "Death Proof", one of the songs listed on the bar jukebox is "Misirlou", which is the opening theme to Pulp Fiction (1994). See more »

Goofs

When Cherry Darling is riding in El Wray's wrecker before the crash, she is wearing a sleeveless red top. In the hospital when she wakes up and realizes she has lost her leg, she is wearing a gray t-shirt. When El Wray comes into her hospital room to save her, she is wearing the red top again. She tells El Wray she can't stand, and has been laying in bed with the sheet over her head, so she didn't get up and change her own shirt, and with the chaos in the hospital, it is unlikely a nurse stopped by to change her shirt either. (This goof may be intentional by the film-makers in keeping with the 'grindhouse' feel.) See more »

Quotes

The Rapist: [muffled] You like Ava Gardner?
Cherry: Sorry?
The Rapist: [takes off gas mask] Ava Gardner. D'you like her?
Cherry: Yeah, I guess.
The Rapist: I was just thinkin' that you, uh, kinda look like Ava Gardner, a little bit.
The Rapist: [stops elevator and turns back to Cherry] You have somethin' you wanna say to me?
Cherry: I have nothing to say to you.
The Rapist: You have nothing to say to me? That's funny, cuz I could've sworn you just gave me a 'fuck you' look right now. You wanna say 'fuck you' to me?
Cherry: Not at this moment.
The Rapist: [pulls gun out of holster] You know what this ...
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Crazy Credits

Just below the listing for Quentin's personal chef is the following credit: "Personal Chef for Mr. Rodriguez - Robert Rodriguez" See more »

Connections

References King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Time Out
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Music by Stanley Myers
Plays during the "Acuna Boys" commercial
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Go see it in the theater.
29 March 2007 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

I went to the premier in Austin last night. Wow, what an awesome event. Here are a few brief thoughts: One of the previews, that is being made into a movie, looks absolutely absurd and I am sure that it will be a joy to watch.

Planet Terror kept you laughing, groaning, and cringing the entire time. Enough action to keep you into it, enough campy gore to laugh at, and plenty of build up to have you cheering for the good guys. Rodriguez put together an A-rated, B-movie.

Death Proof was also enjoyable. I may have been antsy due to the cramped seating, but it seemed like there was a little lull in the middle. I didn't want to get up at intermission as I didn't want to miss the trailers. As Tarantino has done before, there is some great dialogue flying around the core group of actors.

I will definitely go see it again in the theater. I missed some of the dialogue due to the roar of the audience. However, I think having an interactive audience really adds to the experience.

Enjoy.


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