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Dick Tracy (1990)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 15 June 1990 (USA)
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The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

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Warren Beatty

Writers:

Chester Gould (based on characters created by: for the Dick Tracy comic strip distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc.), Jim Cash | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Beatty ... Dick Tracy
Charlie Korsmo ... Kid
Michael Donovan O'Donnell Michael Donovan O'Donnell ... McGillicuddy
Jim Wilkey ... Stooge
Stig Eldred ... Shoulders
Neil Summers ... The Rodent
Chuck Hicks ... The Brow
Lawrence Steven Meyers Lawrence Steven Meyers ... Little Face
William Forsythe ... Flattop
Ed O'Ross ... Itchy
Glenne Headly ... Tess Trueheart
Marvellee Cariaga Marvellee Cariaga ... Soprano (as Marvelee Cariaga)
Michael Gallup Michael Gallup ... Baritone
Seymour Cassel ... Sam Catchem
James Keane ... Pat Patton
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Storyline

All Tess Trueheart wants is to settle down to a quiet life with her boyfriend, detective Dick Tracy. But there's something pretty rotten going on in town, with someone pretty rotten behind it, and Tracy has his hands full with the likes of villain Big Boy Caprice and with the almost irresistible Breathless Mahoney. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Дик Трэйси See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,543,911, 17 June 1990

Gross USA:

$103,738,726

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,738,726
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (analog 70 mm prints)| CDS (digital 70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was originally conceived in the early 1980s by United Artists, and was to be written by Tom Mankiewicz, who had the movie's only villain, The Blank, with Flattop Jones as the supporting villain in a side plot. Mankiewicz's idea for the start of the movie was to have a beaten-up cop who was on his death bed having a police artist show his drawing of the killer without a face yet drawn. The beaten-up cop says "That's him!" and dies. Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould loved the idea, and wanted him to do the script, but due to Gould's demands on the picture that no one could meet, the project was shelved. After Gould's death, the demands weren't as drastic from his family members, and the project was in development again. After some new attempts with other studios and directors, Warren Beatty purchased the rights and brought the project to Disney and an earlier draft written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr. was re-written by Bo Goldman, which became the final script. See more »

Goofs

When Big Boy Caprice has all the mob bosses together, Itchy stands behind him. In a close-up, Itchy scratches his neck with his right hand. But then it cuts back to Big Boy and Itchy has his right hand at his side. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Radio Announcer: Gangland enforcers broke the arms of an elderly newsdealer this afternoon when he refused to share his week's receipts with them. Stacks of newspapers were tossed in the gutter as the thugs wrecked the business and made their getaway. Lunchtime crowds were paralyzed by the suddenness of the crime. Not a hand was raised in protest.
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Touchstone logo appears in black and white in the opening credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Die Schlumpf
(Opera Sequence)
Composed and conducted by Thomas Pasatieri
Performed by Marvellee Cariaga (as Marvelee Cariaga) and Michael Gallup
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Fun, Exciting and Underrated.
12 November 2007 | by Scorsese_Fan44See all my reviews

After seeing Dick Tracy in the 6.99$ bin at Future Shop I decided to give it a go with no previous knowledge and being a big fan of Mafia and Crime movies. I was very surprised to see a very fun, smart entertaining movie with solid performances throughout. The movie moves along well, it has of course another solid performance from Warren Beatty, but the real standouts of the film are Al Pacino and Madonna. I was happy to find out that Pacino was nominated for his performance as an over the top gangster trying to take down the city. Madonna was great as the damsel in distress, she really impressed me and added depth to her performance. If you go in with the attitude of wanting to watch a fun, smart movie with great acting and a solid script then give Dick Tracy a try. I don't think you will be disappointed. And Watch for the cameos from Paul Sorvino, James Caan, Kathy Bates and Dustin Hoffman among others.


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