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Dick Tracy (1990)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $103,738,726Details
International Box Office $59,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $162,738,726
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
64% - Fresh
53% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$47,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 15th, 1990 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: April 21st, 1994 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 103 minutes
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Keywords: Comic Strip, Orphan, Singers, Organized Crime, Wrongfully Convicted, Voiceover/Narration, Unnamed Character, False Identity, Surprise Twist, Kidnap, Rescue, Development Hell, Government Corruption, Framed
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 726 $1,751,976 Jul 27, 1990 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 593 $3,116,433 Jul 20, 1990 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 535 $4,826,867 Jul 13, 1990 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 588 $6,638,594 Jul 6, 1990 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 554 $10,101,204 Jun 29, 1990 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 532 $15,546,837 Jun 22, 1990 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 574 $50,293,065 Jun 22, 1990 10
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 168 $22,543,911 Jun 15, 1990 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 708 $22,543,911 Jun 15, 1990 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,100 $22,543,911 Jun 15, 1990 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,788 2,332 Jun 15, 1990 3


   Dick Tracy
   Breathless Mahoney
   Big Boy Caprice
Charles Durning    Chief Brandon
Mandy Patinkin    88 Keys
Seymour Cassel    Sam Catchem
Paul Sorvino    Lips Manlins
James Caan    Spaldoni
Tom Signorelli    Mike
Ed O'Ross    Itchy
Allen Garfield    Reporter
James Tolkan    Numbers
Michael J. Pollard    Bug Bailey
Estelle Parsons    Mrs. Trueheart
Glenne Headly    Tess Trueheart
Michael Donovan O'Donnell    McGillicuddy
Jim Wilkey    Stooge
Stig Eldred    Shoulders
Neil Summers    The Rodent
Chuck Hicks    The Brow
Lawrence Steven Meyers    Little Face
Marvelee Cariaga    Soprano
Michael Gallup    Baritone
John Schuck    Reporter
Charles Fleischer    Reporter
Robert Costanzo    Lips' Bodyguard
Jack Kehoe    Customer at Raid
Marshall Bell    Lips' Cop
Michael G. Hagerty    Doorman
Lew Horn    Lefty Moriarty
Arthur Malet    Diner Patron
Tony Epper    Steve the Tramp
Henry Silva    Influence
Kathy Bates    Mrs. Green
Jack Goode, Jr.    Lab Technician
Ray Stoddard    Lab Technician
Hamilton Camp    Store Clerk
Ed McCready    Cop at Tess'
Colm Meaney    Cop at Tess'
Dick Van Dyke    D.A. Fletcher
Catherine O'Hara    Texie Garcia
Robert Beecher    Ribs Mocca
Bert Remsen    Bartender
Frank Campanella    Judge Harper
Sharmagne Leland-St. John    Club Ritz Patron
Bing Russell    Club Ritz Patron
Tom Finnegan    Uniform Cop at Ritz
Billy Clevenger    Newspaper Vendor
Ned Claflin    Radio Announcer
John Moschitta, Jr.    Radio Announcer
Neil Ross    Radio Announcer
Walker Edmiston    Radio Announcer
Ian Wolfe    Forger
Mary Woronov    Welfare Person
Henry Jones    Night Clerk
Mike Mazurki    Old Man at Hotel

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jim Cash
Screenwriter    Jack Epps, Jr.
Producer    Warren Beatty
Executive Producer    Barrie M. Osborne
Executive Producer    Art Linson
Executive Producer    Floyd Mutrux
Production Designer    Richard Sylbert
Editor    Richard Marks
Composer    Danny Elfman
Director of Photography    Vittorio Storaro
Co-Producer    Jon Landau
Associate Producer    Jim Van Wyck
Second Unit Director    Billy Burton
Second Unit Director    Richard Marks
Second Unit Director    Barrie M. Osborne
Unit Production Manager    Jon Landau
Production Supervisor    Rodney Liber
Art Director    Harold Michelson
Set Decorator    Patrick Simpson
Second Unit Camera    James Anderson
Costume Designer    Milena Canonero
Associate Costume Designer    Judianna Makovsky
Head Costume Supervisor    Robert Chase
Costume Supervisor (Mens)    Bruce R. Hogard
Costume Supervisor (Womens)    Elisabetta Beraldo
Sound Mixer    Tom Causey
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer    David E. Campbell
Re-recording Mixer    D.M. Hemphill
Re-recording Mixer    Steve Pederson
Re-recording Mixer    Paul Sharp
Supervising Sound Editor    Dennis Drummond
Sound Effects Editor-Supervising    Patrick Drummond
Sound Effects Editor    Jacqueline Cristianini
Sound Effects Editor    Jay Wilkinson
Sound Effects Editor    Joan Giammarco
Music Editor-Supervising    George H. Anderson
Music Editor    Lucy Coldsnow
Music Editor    David Giammarco
Make up    Kevin Haney
Special Make-up Effects    John Caglione, Jr.
Special Make-up Effects    Doug Drexler
Special Make-up Effects    Ve Neill
Special Make-up Effects    Craig Reardon
Song Writer    Stephen Sondheim
Song Writer    Thomas Pasatieri
Song Writer    Bill Elliott
Song Writer    Ned Claflin
Song Writer    Andy Paley
Song Writer    Jeff Lass
Song Writer    Mike Kernan
Song Writer    Jonathan Paley
Song Writer    Jeff Vincent
Based on the Comic Strip Character Created By    Chester Gould
Casting Director    Jackie Burch
Stunt Coordinator    Billy Burton

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Featured Blu-ray Review: Dick Tracy

December 10th, 2012

Dick Tracy came out in 1990 and the buzz surrouding the film was huge. However, well it earned good reviews and topped $100 million domestically, it was still seen as a disappointment by some. (It was released a year after Batman and some thought it would live up to that film.) This week it makes its Blu-ray debut, and while there were many complaints leveled at the film from flat characters to an unengaging story, nearly everyone agreed it was visually stunning. So does it work better more than 20 years after its release without the unfair comparison? And does it thrive on Blu-ray? More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/06/15 1 $22,543,911   2,332 $9,667   $22,543,911 3
1990/06/22 1 $15,546,837 -31% 2,332 $6,667   $50,293,065 10
1990/06/29 2 $10,101,204 -35% 2,332 $4,332   $68,392,929 17
1990/07/06 3 $6,638,594 -34% 2,209 $3,005   $81,719,771 24
1990/07/13 6 $4,826,867 -27% 1,813 $2,662   $90,355,452 31
1990/07/20 8 $3,116,433 -35% 1,672 $1,864   $95,647,673 38
1990/07/27 10 $1,751,976 -44% 1,223 $1,433   $99,098,477 45

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/06/15 1 $34,746,228   2,332 $14,900   $34,746,228 7
1990/06/22 1 $23,545,497 -32% 2,332 $10,097   $58,291,725 14
1990/06/29 2 $16,789,452 -29% 2,332 $7,200   $75,081,177 21
1990/07/06 3 $10,447,408 -38% 2,209 $4,729   $85,528,585 28
1990/07/13 6 $7,002,655 -33% 1,813 $3,862   $92,531,240 35
1990/07/20 7 $4,815,261 -31% 1,672 $2,880   $97,346,501 42