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Grindhouse

Year:
Duration:
191 min | Canada:189 min (Ontario)
Genres:
Action | Horror | Thriller
IMDB rate:
7.7
Director:
Robert Rodriguez
Awards:
2 wins & 9 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2007-04-06
Filming Locations: Austin Studios - 1901 E. 51st Street, Austin, Texas, USA
Earnings
Budget: $53,000,000
Opening Weekend: $8,236 (Estonia) (15 July 2007)
Gross: $25,031,037 (USA) (17 June 2007)
Cast
Actor
Character
Danny Trejo
Danny Trejo
Grindhouse
Michael Parks
Michael Parks
Grindhouse
Kurt Russell
Stuntman Mike (segment "Death Proof")
Zoë Bell
Herself (segment "Death Proof") (as Zoe Bell)
Rosario Dawson
Abernathy (segment "Death Proof")
Vanessa Ferlito
Butterfly (segment "Death Proof")
Sydney Tamiia Poitier
Jungle Julia (segment "Death Proof")
Tracie Thoms
Kim (segment "Death Proof")
Rose McGowan
Pam (segment "Death Proof")
Jordan Ladd
Shanna (segment "Death Proof")
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Lee (segment "Death Proof")
Quentin Tarantino
Warren (segment "Death Proof")
Marcy Harriell
Marcy (segment "Death Proof")
Eli Roth
Dov (segment "Death Proof")
Omar Doom
Nate (segment "Death Proof")
Michael Bacall
Omar (segment "Death Proof")
Monica Staggs
Lanna Frank (segment "Death Proof")
Jonathan Loughran
Jasper (segment "Death Proof")
Marta Mendoza
Punky Bruiser (segment "Death Proof")
Tim Murphy
Tim the Bartender (segment "Death Proof")
Melissa Arcaro
Venus Envy (segment "Death Proof")
James Parks
Edgar McGraw (segment "Death Proof")
Marley Shelton
Dr. Dakota Block (McGraw) (segment "Death Proof")
Electra Avellan
Babysitter Twin #1 (segments "Death Proof"
Elise Avellan
Babysitter Twin #2 (segments "Death Proof"
Eurlyne Epper
Lanna Frank Friend #1 (segment "Death Proof")
Jamie L. Dunno
Lanna Frank Friend #2 (segment "Death Proof")
Freddy Rodríguez
Wray (segment "Planet Terror")
Josh Brolin
Block (segment "Planet Terror")
Jeff Fahey
JT (segment "Planet Terror")
Michael Biehn
Sheriff Hague (segment "Planet Terror")
Rebel Rodriguez
Tony (segment "Planet Terror")
Bruce Willis
Muldoon (segment "Planet Terror")
Naveen Andrews
Abby (segment "Planet Terror")
Julio Oscar Mechoso
Romy (segment "Planet Terror")
Fergie
Tammy (segment "Planet Terror")
Nicky Katt
Joe (segment "Planet Terror") / Store clerk (segment "Death Proof")
Hung Nguyen
Dr. Crane (segment "Planet Terror")
Cecilia Conti
Paramedic #1 (segment "Planet Terror")
Tommy Nix
Paramedic #2 (segment "Planet Terror")
Tom Savini
Deputy Tolo (segment "Planet Terror")
Carlos Gallardo
Deputy Carlos (segment "Planet Terror")
Skip Reissig
Skip (segment "Planet Terror")
Gregory Kelly
Rapist #2 (segment "Planet Terror") (as Greg Kelly)
Troy Robinson
Soldier #1 (segment "Planet Terror")
Derek Southers
Soldier #2 (segment "Planet Terror")
Jerili Romeo
Ramona McGraw (segment "Planet Terror")
Felix Sabates
Dr. Felix (segment "Planet Terror")
Doran Ingram
Patient (segment "Planet Terror")
Johnny Reno
Sax Survivor (segment "Planet Terror")
Cheech Marin
Padre (segment "Planet Terror")
Udo Kier
Franz Hess (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS")
Tom Towles
Lt. Boorman (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS")
Sybil Danning
Gretchen Krupp (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS")
Bill Moseley
Dr. Heinrich von Strasser (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS")
Will Arnett
Announcer (segement 'Don't') (voice) (uncredited)
Alison Bacon
Nurse (uncredited)
Mark Bakunas
The Deputy (segment "Thanksgiving") (uncredited)
Vendula Bednarova
The Cheerleader (segment "Thanksgiving") (uncredited)
Emily Booth
Featured Woman (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
Chris Briggs
The Vomiting Cousin (segment "Thanksgiving") (uncredited)
David Brunt
Hobo (fake trailer segment "Hobo with a Shotgun")
Kevin Cacy
Paramedic (uncredited)
Alice Kim Cage
Lead Gong Girl (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited)
Nicolas Cage
Fu Manchu (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS")
Leroy Castanon
Sicko (segment "Planet Terror") (uncredited)
Georgina Chapman
Featured Woman (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
Kate Clark
Hero Survivor (uncredited)
Michael Deak
Gun-wielding Werewolf (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited)
Richard Dodwell
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Daniel Frisch
The Human Turkey (segment "Thanksgiving") (uncredited)
Nick Frost
Baby Eater (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
Jake Garber
Gas Pump Zombie (segment "Planet Terror") (uncredited)
Tony Gibson
Soldier (uncredited)
Beth Gosnell
Infected Patient (uncredited)
Bobbie Grace
Nurse (uncredited)
Jay Hernandez
Bobby (segment "Thanksgiving") (uncredited)
Olja Hrustic
Werewolf Woman (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited)
Samantha Inoue Harte
Infected Girl (segment "Planet Terror") (uncredited)
Jason Isaacs
Bearded Man (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
Melanie Jayne
Harem Girl (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited)
Stephanie Katz
Werewolf Woman (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited)
Helen Kim
Peg (segment "Death Proof") (uncredited)
Elena Kolpachikova
Werewolf Woman (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited)
Tito Larriva
Henchman (segment "Machete") (uncredited)
Andrea Lee
Sicko (segment "Planet Terror") (uncredited)
Matthew Macfadyen
Hatchet Victim (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
Liliyan Malkina
The Grandmother (segment "Thanksgiving") (uncredited)
Alicia Rachel Marek
Redhead Babe (segment "Machete")
Andrew Martin
Nazi Boxer (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited)
Mike McCarty
The Rioter (segment "Thanksgiving") (uncredited)
John McLean
Sicko Coach (segment "Planet Terror") (uncredited)
Katie Melua
Brunette with Hatchet Victim (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
Meriah Nelson
Werewolf Woman (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited)
Lorielle New
Werewolf Woman (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited)
Rajiv Patel
Henchman (uncredited)
Simon Pegg
Bearded Cannibal (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
Oleg Aleksandrovich Prudius
Nazi Boxer (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited)
Lucy Punch
Blonde in Don't trailer (uncredited)
Jeff Rendell
The Pilgrim (segment "Thanksgiving") (uncredited)
Emmy Robbin
Hot Female Deputy (segment "Planet Terror") (uncredited)
Kelley Robins
Laquanda (segment "Death Proof") (uncredited)
Patricia A. Robinson
Infected Patient (uncredited)
Shannon Joy Rodgers
Infected Patient (uncredited)
Robert Rodriguez
Extra (segment "Planet Terror") (uncredited)
Christine Rose
Sicko (segment "Planet Terror") (uncredited)
Kelly Ryan
Werewolf Woman (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited)
Ava Santana-Cassano
Sicko (segment "Planet Terror") (uncredited)
Mikhail Sebastian
Hospital Doctor (segment "Death Proof") (uncredited)
Peter Serafinowicz
Screaming Man (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
Rafe Spall
Featured Ghost (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
Gary Teague
Businessman (uncredited)
Petr Vancura
The Boyfriend (segment "Thanksgiving") (uncredited)
Karel Vanásek
The Grandfather (segment "Thanksgiving") (uncredited)
Kevin Wasner
The Turkey Pilgrim (segment "Thanksgiving") (uncredited)
Charlita Williams
Survivor (uncredited)
Kevin Wilson
Twin #1 (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
Nicholas Wilson
Twin #2 (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
Stuart Wilson
Old Man (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
Katherin-Ellen Zabehlicky
The Granddaughter (segment "Thanksgiving") (uncredited)
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Trivia
The complete list of songs contained in the jukebox is as follows: 1. Isaac Hayes - Theme from Shaft / Ellie's Love Theme (From Shaft (1971)) 2. Barry White - You're the First, the Last, My Everything / Can't Get Enough 3. Bob Dylan - George Jackson (Acoustic) / George Jackson (Big Band) 4. Stevie Wonder - Lately / If It's Magic 5. The Chi-Lites - Have You Seen Her / Oh Girl 6. The THP Orchestra - Theme from S.W.A.T., Pt. 1 / Oh Girl 7. Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand for It / Knocks Me off My Feet 8. Bloodstone - Natural High / This Thing is Heavy ("Natural High" is heard in Jackie Brown (1997)) 9. Don McLean - American Pie, Pt. 1 / American Pie, Pt. 2 10. The Sweet - Little Willy / Man from Mecca 11. The Isley Brothers - Take Me to the Next Phase, Pt. 1 / Take Me to the Next Phase, Pt. 2 12. The Miracles - Love Machine, Pt. 1 / Love Machine, Pt. 2 13. Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues / She Belongs to Me 14. Honey Cone - Stick Up / V.I.P. 15. Earth, Wind and Fire - Shining Star / Yearning, Learning 16. Amii Stewart - Knock on Wood / When You Are Beautiful 17. Honey Cone - Want Ads / We Belong Together 18. Kool & the Gang - Hollywood Swinging / Jungle Boogie ("Jungle Boogie" is heard in Pulp Fiction (1994)) 19. Bob Dylan - Band of the Hand / Theme from Joe's Death (From Band of the Hand (1986)) 20. The Sweet - Wig-Wam-Bam / New York Connection 21. The Friends of Distinction - Grazing in the Grass / I Really Hope You Do 22. Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man / Don't Mess With Mr. T (From Trouble Man (1972)) 23. Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again / Rita May 24. Pacific Gas & Electric - Are You Ready? / Staggolee ("Staggolee" is heard in Death Proof (2007)) 25. Donna Summer - Love to Love you Baby / Need-A-Man Blues 26. Michael Zager Band - Let's All Chant / Love Express 27. Santa Esmeralda - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood / You're My Everything ("Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" is heard in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)) 28. Jigsaw - Sky High / Brand New Love Affair 29. George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag / Pretty Little Dreamer ("Little Green Bag" is heard in Reservoir Dogs (1992)) 30. The Sweet - Blockbuster / Need a Lot of Lovin' 31. Eddie Floyd - Good Love, Bad Love / Things Get Better ("Good Love, Bad Love" is heard in Death Proof (2007)) 32. Joe Tex - The Love You Save / If Sugar Was as Sweet as You ("The Love You Save" is heard in Death Proof (2007)) 33. Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody (Long Version) / Gotta Serve Somebody (Short Version) 34. Dick Dale - Misirlou / Eight Till Midnight ("Miserlou" is heard in Pulp Fiction (1994)) 35. Lee Williams - They Told a Lie / I'm Tore Up 36. William Bell - Formula of Love / You Don't Miss Your Water 37. Dinah Washington - Mad About the Boy / Stormy Weather 38. The Box Tops - Cry Like a Baby / The Door You Closed to Me 39. The Checkmates, Ltd. - Black Pearl / Lazy Susan 40. The Sweet - Fox on the Run / Miss Demeanor 41. The Delfonics - Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) / La-La Means I Love You ("Didn't I" is heard in Jackie Brown (1997)) 42. Brothers Johnson - Get the Funk Outta Ma Face / Tomorrow 43. Bob Dylan - Hurricane, Pt. 1 / Hurricane, Pt. 2 44. ABBA - Waterloo / Watch Out 45. T. Rex - Jeepster / Life's a Gas ("Jeepster" is heard in Death Proof (2007)) 46. Melanie - What Have They Done to My Song Ma? / Ruby Tuesday 47. Commander Cody - Hot Rod Lincoln / Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar 48. Dean Martin - Rio Bravo / My Rifle My Pony and Me (From Rio Bravo (1959)) 49. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Hold Tight! / You Know What I Want
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Robert Rodriguez found the scene where Dr Dakota Block leaves son Tony in the car with gun to be so chilling to film he didn't want to use anyone else's children to play Tony so he used his own son, Rebel Rodriguez, so he wouldn't feel as bad "killing a child".
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Edgar Wright's preview "Don't" is based on the Jerry Gross organization's preview for Sergio Martino's The Corpses Bore Traces Of Carnal Violence, retitled Torso (1973). The original trailer chanted the word "torso" faster and faster over every shortening clips of the film, as did Wright's trailer with the word "Don't."
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Goofs
(at around 20 mins) The supposed dead guy moves his head when the doors burst open.
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In the final scene of "Death Proof," when the Dodge Challenger forces the Charger to spin out and crash, the Charger's rear wheels are still on the car. As the girls approach the car in the next scene, one rear wheel (driver's side) is no longer in the car.
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Segment Death Proof. When the women in the dodge charger are in pursuit of Stuntman Mike, the cracks on the windshield disappear then reappear between shots.
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Quotes
Pam: Is that cowboy wisdom?
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J.T.: Best in Texas.
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Lt. Muldoon: Where are my men?
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Faq
Q
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Grindhouse can be found here.
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A Note Regarding Spoilers
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The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.
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Will there be a "Director's Cut" of each film on DVD?
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Since the theatrical version of the film is what they strived for to presented to the public, it would be considered their "director's cut" The DVDs will have two versions of each film: the theatrical version and a "restored and remastered" version of the film which is basically the films before undergoing the "aging" process. Also, take into account there are versions of both films pushing 2 hours, due to the fact they are being split up in other countries. So, the DVD may incoporate these versions as well, making a 250 minute version. Only 18 seconds is supposedly deleted from the original cut from an interview on G4TV.
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Photos from cast
Danny Trejo Sheri Moon Zombie Michael Parks MyAnna Buring Shannon Hazlett