With nods to pop culture, this homage to director Quentin Tarantino's B-movie favorites is driven by adrenaline generating, high-speed car chases with Kurt Russel at the wheel as the sociopathic, women-chasing stuntman, Mike. Highly quotable dialogue punctuates awesome stunts as Mike encounters a feisty triplet of tough gals played by Rosario Dawson, Tracie Thoms and Zoe Bell. Their confrontation culminates in a thundering 18-minute car chase with one of them strapped to the hood of a speeding Dodge Challenger. The film was originally released as part of the "Grindhouse" (2007) double feature with Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror."
Master director Quentin Tarantino (PULP FICTION) indulges his inner fan boy by paying homage to his favorite B-movies in DEATH PROOF. Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) stalks beautiful women with his deadly vintage car, but when he picks a trio of tough girls (Rosario Dawson, Tracie Thoms, and Zoe Bell), he learns they aren't such easy prey. As with any Tarantino film, there are plenty of nods to pop culture. Most of the scenes are deliberately short on plot development, the dialogue comes thick and fast throughout, and the film stock is often cleverly manipulated to perfectly replicate the B-movie aesthetic. DEATH PROOF was originally released as part of the GRINDHOUSE double feature with Robert Rodriguez's PLANET TERROR. Director Quentin Tarantino Star Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Tracie Thoms, Zoe Bell, Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth, Special Features: Director Quentin Tarantino Year of Release: 2007.