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Dick Tracy (1990)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $103,738,726Details
International Box Office $59,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $162,738,726
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 643 $103,738,726
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,378 $59,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 946 $162,738,726
All Time Domestic Box Office for Super Hero Movies 61 $103,738,726
All Time International Box Office for Super Hero Movies 71 $59,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Super Hero Movies 67 $162,738,726

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

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
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 176 $6,638,594 Jul 6, 1990 24
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 158 $14,110,945 Jul 6, 1990 24
Fastest to $50m 632 $50,293,065 Jun 22, 1990 10

Lead Ensemble Members

   Dick Tracy
   Breathless Mahoney
   Big Boy Caprice

Supporting Cast

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

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

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

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 11th, 2012

December 10th, 2012

It's a terrible week on the home market from top to bottom, but for different reasons. There are a few really big releases at the top, Ted, Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Bourne Legacy, Girls: Season One, Futurama: Volume Seven. However, I am waiting for the final screener for all of them. (I did get a DVD screener for a couple.) After that glut of good releases, there's a sharp drop-off in sales potential. That doesn't mean there aren't other releases worth picking up, but I don't expect Following to sell 100,000 units on DVD or Blu-ray. It is the best release on this week's list and the winner of the Pick of the Week honor. On a side note, there are a ton of cheap releases with the word, "Django" in the title, obviously hoping to cash in on Django Unchained. There are also a lot of releases that I would describe as porn, or at least porn-lite. I assume those two trends are unrelated. More...

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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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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1990/06/15 1 $22,543,911   2,332 $9,667   $22,543,911 1
1990/06/22 1 $15,546,837 -31% 2,332 $6,667   $50,293,065 2
1990/06/29 2 $10,101,204 -35% 2,332 $4,332   $68,392,929 3
1990/07/06 3 $6,638,594 -34% 2,209 $3,005   $81,719,771 4
1990/07/13 6 $4,826,867 -27% 1,813 $2,662   $90,355,452 5
1990/07/20 8 $3,116,433 -35% 1,672 $1,864   $95,647,673 6
1990/07/27 10 $1,751,976 -44% 1,223 $1,433   $99,098,477 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1990/06/15 1 $34,746,228   2,332 $14,900   $34,746,228 1
1990/06/22 1 $23,545,497 -32% 2,332 $10,097   $58,291,725 2
1990/06/29 2 $16,789,452 -29% 2,332 $7,200   $75,081,177 3
1990/07/06 3 $10,447,408 -38% 2,209 $4,729   $85,528,585 4
1990/07/13 6 $7,002,655 -33% 1,813 $3,862   $92,531,240 5
1990/07/20 7 $4,815,261 -31% 1,672 $2,880   $97,346,501 6

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records