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Death Proof (2007)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 31 May 2007 (Hungary)
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Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

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Quentin Tarantino
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Stuntman Mike
Zoë Bell ... Zoë Bell
Rosario Dawson ... Abernathy
Vanessa Ferlito ... Arlene
Sydney Tamiia Poitier ... Jungle Julia (as Sydney Poitier)
Tracie Thoms ... Kim
Rose McGowan ... Pam
Jordan Ladd ... Shanna
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Lee
Quentin Tarantino ... Warren
Marcy Harriell ... Marcy
Eli Roth ... Dov
Omar Doom ... Nate
Michael Bacall ... Omar
Monica Staggs ... Lanna Frank
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Storyline

In Austin, Texas, the girlfriends Julia, Arlene and Shanna meet in a bar to drink, smoke and make out with their boyfriends before traveling alone to Lake LBJ to spend the weekend together. They meet the former Hollywood stuntman Mike, who takes Pam out in his "death-proof" stunt car. Fourteen months later, Mike turns up in Lebanon, Tennessee and chase Abernathy, Zoë and Kim, but these girls are tough and decide to pay-back the attack. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A crash course in revenge See more »

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Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2007 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,126,421
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(international) | (Grindhouse) | (extended)

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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Crazy Babysitter Twins from Planet Terror (2007) are featured prominently in the shot introducing Warren's Bar, and can be seen again during the lap-dance sequence. See more »

Goofs

As 'Death Proof' is an homage to the old, low budget Grindhouse films of the 70's and 80's, there are many deliberate errors by the filmmaker to give an authentic Grindhouse feel. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Arlene: [shouting to Jungle Julia] Hold on, I gotta come up! I gotta take the world's biggest fuckin' piss!
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Crazy Credits

In the OPENING credits during the prologue driving sequence, after "Kurt Russell in" there is a quick ten-frame color animation of the title "Quentin Tarentino's Thunder Bolt" which cuts immediately to a simple grainy white-on-black title screen that says "Death Proof". See more »

Alternate Versions

On the unrated single movie version there's a scene of Stuntman Mike watching the girls between leaving the restaurant and showing Warren's bar. The three walk out of the place drunk and Shanna falls down on her butt. Then they show the bar and the Crazy Baby Sitter Twins entering the front door to the song "Baby It's You". See more »

Connections

References Saw III (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold Tight
Written by Alan Blaikley, Ken Howard
Performed by Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich (as Dave Dee, Dozy Beaky, Mick & Tich)
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Hold on, I gotta come up! I gotta take the world's biggest f*ckin' p*ss!"
10 November 2013 | by lastliberal-853-253708See all my reviews

This film was an homage to the grind house flicks of the past. It's crowning achievement was the inclusion of some of the baddest gals on film, and one of the hottest.

Vanessa Ferlito as Arlene, who I would watch sitting in a chair for an hour anytime. It was well worth it to see that lap dance. Ferlito was clearly the star of this film.

Then there were the badass girls: Tracie Thoms as Kim and Rosario Dawson as Abernathy. I could watch them ride around in a car for an hour anytime.

It was the last third of the film where the action was ramped with some fantastic stunt work by badass Zoe Bell and, of course, the coup de grâce, Abernathy's boot in Stuntman Mike's (Kurt Russell) face. Heavenly.


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