Grindhouse

April 6th, 2007







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Plot
Two full length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez put together as a two film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 7.8/10 (100,428 voted)

Critic's Score: 77/100

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Stars: Kurt Russell, Rose McGowan, Danny Trejo

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.

Writers: Robert Rodriguez, Robert Rodriguez

Cast:
Danny Trejo - Machete (segment "Machete")
Cheech Marin - Padre Benicio Del Toro (segment "Machete")
Rose McGowan - Cherry Darling (segment "Planet Terror") / Pam (segment "Death Proof")
Freddy Rodríguez - El Wray (segment "Planet Terror")
Josh Brolin - Dr. William Block (segment "Planet Terror")
Marley Shelton - Dr. Dakota Block (segments "Planet Terror" / "Death Proof")
Jeff Fahey - J.T. (segment "Planet Terror") / The Well-Dressed Man (segment "Thanksgiving") / The Boss (segment "Machete")
Michael Biehn - Sheriff Hague (segment "Planet Terror") / The Sheriff (segment "Thanksgiving")
Rebel Rodriguez - Tony Block (segment "Planet Terror")
Naveen Andrews - Abby (segment "Planet Terror")
Bruce Willis - Lt. Muldoon (segment "Planet Terror")
Julio Oscar Mechoso - Romey (segment "Planet Terror")
Stacy Ferguson - Tammy (segment "Planet Terror")
Nicky Katt - Joe (segment "Planet Terror") / Store clerk (segment "Death Proof")
Hung Nguyen - Dr. Crane (segment "Planet Terror")

Taglines: You'll Come Home for the Holidays... In A Body Bag (segment 'Thanksgiving')



Details

Official Website: TFM [France] | West Video [Russia] |

Release Date: 6 April 2007

Filming Locations: Austin Studios - 1901 E. 51st Street, Austin, Texas, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $8,236 (Estonia) (15 July 2007) (2 Screens)

Gross: $25,031,037 (USA) (17 June 2007)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Canada: (Ontario)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Michael Parks, playing Dept. Edgar McGraw in both Planet Terror and Death Proof, has also played the exact same character in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and From Dusk Till Dawn.

Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Deliberate mistake, perhaps, that when Jungle Julie mentions, several times, the group Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch, she says Mitch instead of Mick each time.

Quotes:
Stuntman Mike: Well Pam, which way you goin' left or right?
Pam: Right.
Stuntman Mike: Aww, that's too bad.
Pam: Why?
Stuntman Mike: Well, because there was a fifty-fifty shot on whether you'd be going left. You see, we're both going left. You could have just as easily been going left too and if that was the case, it would have been awhile before you started getting scared. But since you're going the other way, I'm afraid you're gonna have to start getting scared... immediately!



User Review

Good, bloody fun!

Rating: 9/10

I went into this film with expectations for an extreme amount of campy senseless gore and violence - and it was delivered as promised! A WARNING: Know what to expect when you go see this movie, or you might be surprised/disappointed. There is no moral, no good sense or life lesson to be taken from the story lines or characters. Sometimes things don't make sense and this is all done on purpose in homage to original exploitation films Warnings aside, Grindhouse is a lot of fun, there were as many "ooh" and "ahh" moments as there were "oh my god why did they show that?" moments. All of the actors' performances were right on and the action directing was excellent. My only negative comment is that Tarintino's film dragged a bit in the middle, but he more than made up for it. I couldn't help but raise my fist in the air and shout out "yeah!" at the end of his flick.

You will be surprise, you will be disgusted and you'll enjoy the hell out of it.

A unique cinema experience indeed.









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