Dick Tracy - "Back in Business" (Janis Siegel's Song)
Sign In. Edit Dick Tracy Jim Cash Dick Tracy Charlie Korsmo Kid Michael Donovan O'Donnell
Lefty Moriarty Arthur Malet Diner Patron Tom Signorelli Mike Tony Epper Steve the Tramp Al Pacino Big Boy Caprice James Tolkan Numbers R. Pruneface Dustin Hoffman Mumbles Kathy Bates Green Jack Goode Jr. Lab Technician Ray Stoddard Lab Technician Dick Van Dyke Fletcher Hamilton Camp Store Clerk Ed McCready Cop at Tess' Colm Meaney Cop at Tess' Catherine O'Hara Texie Garcia Henry Silva Influence Robert Beecher Ribs Mocca James Caan Spaldoni Bert Remsen Bartender Frank Campanella Judge Harper Sharmagne Leland-St.
Club Ritz Patron Bing Russell Club Ritz Patron Michael J. Bug Bailey 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 Estelle Parsons Trueheart Ian Wolfe Forger Mary Woronov Welfare Person Henry Jones Night Clerk Mike Mazurki Old Man at Hotel Rita Bland Glenne Headly Tess Trueheart.
Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of Dick Tracy with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at star-booster.com Dick Kendall effects camera operator Kevin Koneval optical supervisor Paul Lasaine matte artist Michael Lloyd visual effects producer Jim Mann optical cameraman (as James Mann) Essil Massinburg grip: miniature shoot David Mattingly matte artist Michele Moen.
Madonna Breathless Mahoney. Al Pacino Big Boy Caprice. Dustin Hoffman Mumbles.
William Forsythe Flattop. Charles Durning Chief Brandon. Mandy Patinkin 88 Keys. Paul Sorvino Lips Manlis. Armstrong Pruneface. Seymour Cassel Sam Catchem. James Keane Pat Patton. Allen Garfield. John Schuck. Charles Fleischer Reporters. James Tolkan Numbers.
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Kathy Bates Mrs. Catherine O'Hara Texie Garcia. Henry Silva Influence. James Caan Spaldoni. Bert Remsen Bartender. Frank Campanella Judge Harper. Michael J. Pollard Bug Bailey. Estelle Parsons Mrs. Mary Woronov Welfare Person. Henry Jones Night Clerk. Mike Mazurki Old Man at Hotel. Jim Wilkey Stooge. Stig Eldred Shoulders. Neil Summers The Rodent.
Chuck Hicks The Brow. Lawrence Steven Meyers Little Face. Ed O'Ross Itchy. Marvelee Cariaga Soprano. Michael Gallup Baritone. 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. Tom Signorelli Mike.
Tony Epper Steve, the Tramp.
Jun 15, Chester Gould (based on characters created by: for the Dick Tracy comic strip distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc.), Jim Cash | 1 more credit Stars: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino | See full cast & crew/10(K). Dick Tracy Cast and Crew. Hard-boiled detective Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty) is searching for evidence that proves Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice is the city's most dangerous crime boss. He may have found the key to unraveling the crimelord's illegal empire in Breathless Mahoney (Madonna), an enigmatic barroom singer who has witnessed some. Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Cast and Crew When bald bad guy Cueball (Dick Wessel) realizes that he's been betrayed by his crew of criminals, he starts hunting them down, one by one.
Jack Goode. Ray Stoddard Lab Technicians. Tess eventually has a change of heart, but before she can tell Tracy, she is kidnapped by The Blank, with the help of Big Boy's club piano player, 88 Keys. Tracy is drugged and rendered unconscious by The Blank, then framed for murdering the corrupt District Attorney John Fletcher, whereupon he is detained by the police.
The Kid, meanwhile, adopts the name "Dick Tracy, Jr.
Big Boy's business thrives until The Blank frames him for Tess' kidnapping. Released by his colleagues on New Year's Eve, Tracy interrogates Mumbles, and arrives at a gun battle outside the Club Ritz where Big Boy's men are killed or captured by Tracy and the police.
Abandoning his crew, Big Boy flees to a drawbridge and ties Tess to its gears before he is confronted by Tracy. Their fight is halted when The Blank appears and holds both men at gunpoint, offering to share the city with Tracy after Big Boy is dead.
When Junior arrives, Big Boy takes advantage of the distraction and opens fire before Tracy sends him falling to his death in the bridge's gears, while Junior rescues Tess. All charges against Tracy are dropped. Later, Tracy proposes to Tess, but is interrupted by the report of a robbery in progress. He leaves her with the ring before he and Dick Tracy, Jr.
Estelle Parsons portrays Tess Trueheart's mother. Walker EdmistonJohn Moschitta Jr. Colm Meaney appears as a police officer at Tess Trueheart's home. Beatty had a concept for a Dick Tracy film in At the time, the film rights were owned by Michael Laughlinwho gave up his option from Tribune Media Services after he was unsuccessful in pitching Dick Tracy to Hollywood studios.
Tom Mankiewicz was under negotiations to write the script, based on his previous success with Superman and Superman II The deal fell through when Chester Goul creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip, insisted on strict financial and artistic control. That same year, Mutrux and Linson eventually took the property to Paramount Pictureswho began developing screenplays, offered Steven Spielberg the director's position, and brought in Universal Pictures to co-finance. For research, Epps read every Dick Tracy comic strip from to The writers wrote two drafts for Landis; Max Allan Collinsthen-writer of the Dick Tracy comic strip, remembers reading one of them.
The only positive thing about it was a thirties setting and lots of great villains, but the story was paper-thin and it was uncomfortably campy.
Cash and Epps wrote another draft, and Hill approached Warren Beatty for the title role. Pre-production had progressed as far as set building, but the film was stalled when artistic control issues arose with Beatty, a fan of the Dick Tracy comic strip. Hill and Beatty left the film, which Paramount began developing as a lower-budget project with Richard Benjamin directing.
Cash and Epps continued to rewrite the script, but Universal was unsatisfied. The film rights eventually reverted to Tribune Media Services in Beatty's reputation for directorial profligacy, notably with the critically acclaimed Redsdid not sit well with Disney. Disney was originally going to release the film under the traditional Walt Disney Pictures banner,  but chose instead to release and market the film under the adult-oriented Touchstone Pictures label leading up to the film's theatrical debut, because the studio felt it had too many mature themes for a Disney-branded film.
In a statement, Beatty said, "I made a mistake casting Sean Young in the part and I felt very badly about it. Principal photography for Dick Tracy began on February 2, Studios in Burbank. Beatty, being a perfectionist, often filmed dozens of takes of every scene.
As filming continued, Disney and Max Allan Collins conflicted over the novelization. The studio rejected his manuscript : "I wound up doing an eleventh hour rewrite that was more faithful to the screenplay, even while I made it much more consistent with the strip," Collins continued, "and fixed as many plot holes as I could.
Through post-production dubbingsome of Collins' dialogue was also incorporated into the film. Principal photography for Dick Tracy ended in May Early in the development of Dick TracyBeatty decided to make the film using a palette limited to just seven colors, primarily red, green, blue and yellow-to evoke the film's comic strip origins; furthermore each of the colors was to be exactly the same shade. Beatty's design team included production designer Richard Sylbertset decorator Rick Simpsoncinematographer Vittorio Storaro whom Beatty had worked with on his previous film, Ishtaras producer and lead actorvisual effects supervisors Michael Lloyd and Harrison Ellenshawprosthetic makeup designers John Caglione, Jr.
Their main intention was to stay close to Chester Gould 's original drawings from the s. Other influences came from the Art Deco movement and German Expressionism. For Storaro, the limited color palette was the most challenging ct of production.
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Comic strip art is usually done with very simple and primitive ideas and emotions," Storaro theorized. Try to make everything work into the frame. For a brief sequence in which The Kid dashes in front of a speeding locomotive, only feet 46 m of real track was laid; the train itself was a 2-foot 0. Caglione and Drexler were recommended for the prosthetic makeup designs by Canonero, with whom they had worked on The Cotton Club The rogues gallery makeup designs were taken directly from Gould's drawings,  with the exception of Al Pacino Big Boy Capricewho improvised his own design, ignoring the rather overweight character of the strip.
Beatty hired Danny Elfman to compose the film score based on his previous success with Batman Elfman enlisted the help of Oingo Boingo lead guitarist Steve Bartek and Shirley Walker to arrange compositions for the orchestra.
It gives an incredible sense of non-reality. Dick Tracy is also the first film to use digital audio. Film music as an art took a deep plunge when Dolby stereo hit. Stereo has the capacity to make orchestral music sound big and beautiful and more expansive, but it also can make sound effects sound four times as big.
That began the era of sound effects over music.
Disney modeled its marketing campaign after the success of Batmanwhich was based on high concept promotion. In total, Disney commissioned 28 TV advertisements. After much conflict with Disney,  leading to seven different printings of the novelization,  the book was released in Maypublished by Bantam Books.
Although Disney was impressed by the opening weekend gross,  studio management was expecting the film's total earnings to match Batman Dick Tracy has received mixed reviews from critics. The consensus reads: " Dick Tracy is stylish, unique, and an undeniable technical triumph, but it ultimately struggles to rise above its two-dimensional artificiality.
Roger Ebert gave the film four stars in his review, arguing that Warren Beatty succeeded in creating the perfect tone of nostalgia for the film.
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Ebert mostly praised the matte paintingsart direction and prosthetic makeup design. Vincent Canby of The New York Times reviewed: " Dick Tracy has just about everything required of an extravaganza: a smashing cast, some great Stephen Sondheim songs, all of the technical wizardry that money can buy, and a screenplay that observes the fine line separating true comedy from lesser camp.
It could have used a little less color and a little more flesh and blood," Gleiberman concluded. In his heavily negative review for The Washington PostDesson Thomson criticized Disney's hyped marketing campaign, and the film in general. He also found similarities with Batmanin which both films involve "a loner hero, a grotesque villain, a blond bombshell, a marketable pop soundtrack and a no-mercy merchandising campaign," Travers continued.
Tracy sticks to its eye-poppingly brilliant surface. Though the film is a visual knockout, it's emotionally impoverished.
Although Max Allan Collins then a Dick Tracy comic-strip writer had conflicts with Disney concerning the novelizationhe gave a positive review for the finished film. He praised Beatty for hiring an elaborate design team and his decision to mimic the strip's limited color palette.
Collins also enjoyed Beatty's performance, both the prosthetic makeup and characterization of the rogues galleryas well as the Stephen Sondheim music. However, he believed the filmmakers still sacrificed the storyline in favor of the visual design.
With three Oscars, Dick Tracy is currently tied with Black Panther for having the most wins for a comic book movie. Campbell and Doug Hemphill.