Grindhouse

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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:


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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.