Dick Tracy 1990 PG CC

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(216) IMDb 6.1/10
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Based on the popular comic strip, the famed police detective deals with crime and romance on the streets of Chicago.

Starring:
Warren Beatty
Runtime:
1 hour 46 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Dick Tracy

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Romance, Action, Comedy
Director Warren Beatty
Starring Warren Beatty
Supporting actors Michael Donovan O'Donnell, Jim Wilkey, Stig Eldred, Neil Summers, Chuck Hicks, Lawrence Steven Meyers, William Forsythe, Ed O'Ross, Glenne Headly, Marvelee Cariaga, Michael Gallup, Seymour Cassel, James Keane, Charles Durning, Allen Garfield, John Schuck, Charles Fleischer, Madonna
Studio Touchstone Pictures
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Overall great looking, well acted, wonderfully cast movie.
Larry E. Garrison
I loved the set designs, the costume designs, all the primary colors like a real life comic strip.
Monte Michaels
Warren Beatty is the perfect Tracy, while Al Pacino does just as well in his role.
Todd7

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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Brett M. Dunlap on June 19, 2005
Format: DVD
I have been a fan of this movie since it came out in 1990. I saw it in the theater, bought it on video tape and finally on DVD.

Imagine my surprise when I read Mr. Beatty was putting together a director's cut of this movie for a propose "Vista Series" release.

I read on various sites, including "Ain't It Cool," that 20-30 minutes would be added and the overall tone of the picture would be darker.

This was a couple of years ago and I haven't seen anything new on it.

I understand Mr. Beatty and Disney have gotten into some legal issues regarding who has rights over the film. I just hope they are resolved quickly and Mr. Beatty can get the Director's Cut out.

I love the first cut of the movie, but felt at times they were holding back on certain themes in order to bring in as many people as possible to make the picture profitable. If you look at the original comic, it was violent.

I loved Beatty as the honest cop, Madonna as the dame and Al Pacino as the ganster Big Boy. I also loved the fact they shot it in the basic color scheme of the comic.

The great things we are discovering with the DVD format is that now both the studios and the directors can have their cake and eat it too.

Studios can put out films at a length that can maximize ticket sales and directors can present their films as they intended on DVD for the people who want to see it.

I am really looking forward to the day we can see the director's cut of this film.

Disney and Mr. Beatty - DON'T KEEP US WAITING TOO MUCH LONGER!!!!!!!!!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Fruit Loop VINE VOICE on June 20, 2005
Format: DVD
The script lives up to its subject, a cartoon strip, but fans of the old Dick Tracy won't be disappointed. Our old favorite characters are all there and the soundtrack, especially Madonna's sexy "Sooner or Later" is fabulous. The production values are great, with a definite comic book feel and appearance, and even if we didn't get all these great items to enjoy, there's the cameo and casting with some of Hollywood's brightest stars. Definitely worth adding to your DVD collection
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Michael Crane on September 1, 2002
Format: DVD
The DVD may not be fully loaded with extras or special features, but the outstanding picture and sound quality makes up for all of that..."Dick Tracy" is an incredible movie and can be enjoyed by everyone of all ages...Warren Beatty stars as Tracy; a tough detective who is determined to fight crime at any cost. One of the main bad guys he is trying to get off the streets for good is none other than Big Boy (Al Pacino). But Big Boy isn't going down without a fight, and is willing to put a stop to Tracy's career with his gang of colorful hoodlums... I really did enjoy this movie, and it is a classic. There are still elements of danger and suspence... The actors did a great job. Beatty is awesome as Tracy, but I have to say this; as always, it is Pacino who steals the show. He is so alive and colorful in this movie. Had it not been for his famous voice, you would've never known it was Al...Warren Beatty also directed the movie and did an awesome job at doing so. Everything about the movie was convincing and believable. Had this project been given to someone else, chances are that the results wouldn't had been as good.
This is a movie that you can watch with your kids, being that the rating of the movie is only PG. There is violence, but it is not graphic and is even really cartoonish at times. There is some sensuality in it...As I said, the DVD isn't loaded with any special features, but the crystal clear picture quality and phenominal sound makes up for it. The movie can be played in DTS, which sounds really fantastic...But the picture is the show stopper. The colorful and dark settings really stand out like never before. There is no way in the world that any VHS could do this movie the justice it deserves.
"Dick Tracy" is a great movie that continues to entertain people of all ages. Filled with action, suspence, and a lot of humor, this movie does not disappoint. If you have not seen the movie already, check it out as soon as you can.
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Format: Blu-ray
When this film came out on the big screen in 1990 I was blown away by Director Warren Beatty's use of bright colors to give it color comic strip feel. When I saw it years ago on VHS it was just okay. Now Buena Vista Home Entertainment has given it a great BD transfer and it is bright and colorful again.

Some of the story doesn't hold up for me any more - and the overdone makeup - which makes nearly all the male characters look really ugly - is a bit over the top but the two other things which made me love this film (besides seeing Beatty's A-list friends Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino eating up the scenery)are the sexy double-entendres by Madonna and Stephen Sondheim's new songs (including "Sooner or Later"). When Madonna is on the screen it burns sex and the Sondheim songs are some of his most tuneful (IMHO).

Yes, EVERYONE will gripe that there are no extras - not even a trailer! - but as long as you know that going in, at least you have this fun film - in a nice print - to enjoy.

I hope you found this review both informative and helpful.

Steve Ramm
"Anything Phonographic"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Ellington VINE VOICE on September 21, 2011
Format: DVD
I never got into the `Dick Tracy' comic books, but my friends were pretty heavy into it. As a young boy I remember seeing this film countless times, and while I didn't indulge in the source material, I must admit that the film holds a special place in my heart. To this day I am still rather nostalgic about this film. Having recently dug it out of my DVD library and dusted it off for a viewing I am even more so enthralled by what Warren Beatty was able to do.

`Dick Tracy' is just pure joy.

While I don't think it is as universally successful as `Who Framed Roger Rabbit' (a film that is undoubtedly a visual and tonal inspiration for this film), I can't help but adore `Dick Tracy'. Beatty perfectly meshed two worlds (the gritty underbelly with the cartoonish exaggerated) to create a singular piece, a film that felt whole despite being slightly uneven. While the script itself is not a strong suit, the film understands the shallowness it is saddled with and rises above by focusing on more intimate moments and relationships. It knows that a plot this generic needs something solid to anchor it, and Beatty enlists some tremendous talents to do just that.

Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Dick Van Dyke, Glenne Headly, William Forsythe, Charles Durning, Madonna, Paul Sorvino, Kathy Bates, Catherine O'Hara, James Caan, Estelle Parsons and Warren Beatty himself. That's quite the cast (and that's just the more recognizable names). Even with the big names, it's young Charlie Korsmo (yes, the kid from `Hook') that makes the biggest impression.

The film centers on Dick Tracy, the famed detective who has a knack for busting crime lords with ugly faces. His biggest rival is Big Boy Caprice (played by a heavily masked Al Pacino playing, well, Al Pacino).
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