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Forum » Retro T.V. & Movies » Dick Tracy (1990)
HarryCanyon
One of my favorite comic based movies! 

I saw this movie 4 times in theaters when i was 8 and i loved it, i had some of the merchandise like few action figures, cards (i still have them in an album), t-shirt, cap, Mcdonalds cups and all that and my mom had the Madonna soundtrack on CD as she liked the songs in the movie.

This movie was like Sin City of the 90s with the comic book style and fashion to it and all that. It even had a nice all star cast like Al Pacino as Big Boy caprice, Dustin Hoffman in a Rainman-esque role as Mumbles, Mandy Patakin as 88 Keys, Warren Beatty as Dick Tracy, Katy Bates as the secretary and so much more.

I also gotta say that Madonna never looked hotter than in this movie as Breathless Mahoney. Remember that scene where she came out in that black see-through dress with her t**s nearly visible? HOLY S**T! one of those scenes in a movie that ushered me to manhood when i was a kid.

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Vaporman87
Overall it was a decent movie, but I never liked Warren Beatty as an actor. His performances are always the same.
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HarryCanyon
What about in Ishtar?

Do you think this movie is similar to Sin City in some way?
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Vaporman87
I think stylistically they are somewhat similar. Obviously Sin City is far more violent and graphic. That being the case, I would prefer Dick Tracy over Sin City. I tend to go for more lighthearted, family friendly fare.
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HarryCanyon

I prefer Sin City since it's adult themed and all that.

I love me some violence.
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Vaporman87
It occurred to me while showering (of all times and places) that Batman seems like a character heavily influenced by Dick Tracy.

Crimefighter, detective, gadgets, over-the-top villians who are mostly gang leaders and criminal masterminds with funny names... the list goes on and on. I dare say, if not for Dick Tracy's popularity... would there have been a Dark Knight?
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jkatz
The Shadow is a far bigger influence on Batman. You have a point about the villains though.
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Superman
I just watched this for the first time in a few years. What stood out to me is that it really does feel like the world of the comic strip was brought to life. Though there are other movies that were based on comic books that I enjoy more than I enjoy this one, I can't say that about any of them. Every other comic book film I've ever watched feels more like the characters were ripped from the comics and dropped into our world, but this one really feels like a comic book brought to life.
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mickyarber
Just yesterday, I got in a whole box, 36 packs worth, of unopened Dick Tracy cards from the movie.  Over at my retro blog, I'm going to be doing a series of posts on wax pack openings, where I relieve the fun of opening a new pack of cards.  The Dick Tracy cards will certainly be featured in one of those, and I'm going to do some kind of give away with the rest of the wax packs I've been getting lately.
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I also think that Madonna did a great job playing the femme fatale Breathless Mahoney. I love the way the movie's plot was so in sync with each of her songs.

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