Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, Damian Lewis, James Marsden, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, Bruce Dern, Al Pacino, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, Luke Perry, Scoot McNairy, Lena Dunham, Rumer Willis, Mike Moh
Crime comedy drama written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The story is set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, and focuses on TV actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), who’s had one hit western series and is looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick and stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt), is also looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Rick’s neighbor, Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers, serves as a backdrop as Rick and Cliff embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in a Hollywood that they don’t recognize anymore.REVIEWS
Interviewer: To my right is bounty law series and lead, and Jake Cayhill himself, Rick Dalton. And to my left is Rick’s stunt double, Cliff Booth. So, Rick, uh, explain to the audience exactly what it is a stunt double does?
Rick Dalton: Actors are required to do a lot of dangerous stuff. Cliff here, is meant to carry the load.
Interviewer: Is that, uh, how you’d describe your job, Cliff?
Cliff Booth: What, carrying his load? Yeah, that’s about right.
Bruce Lee: My hands are registered as lethal weapons. We get into a fight, I accidentally kill you. I go to jail.
Cliff Booth: Anybody accidentally kills anybody in a fight, they go to jail. It’s called manslaughter.
Director: And cut.
Child Actor: That was the best acting I’ve ever seen in my whole life.
Rick Dalton: Thank you.
[we then see Rick crying; to himself]
Rick Dalton: Rick fucking Dalton.
Rick Dalton: I’m Rick Dalton. It’s my pleasure, Mr. Schwarzs.
Marvin Schwarzs: Call me Marvin. Put it there.
[they shake hands]
Marvin Schwarzs: That’s your son?
Rick Dalton: No, that’s my stunt double, Cliff Booth.
Marvin Schwarzs: Last night we watched a Rick Dalton double feature. All the shooting.
[mimes shooting a machine gun like Rick does in his movie]
Marvin Schwarzs: I love that stuff, you know, the killing.
Rick Dalton: A lot of killing.
[we see a scene from Rick’s movie as he sneaks up on some Nazi soldiers]
Rick Dalton: Anybody order fried sauerkraut!
[he uses flame shooter to kill the soldiers]
Rick Dalton: Ha, you Nazi bastards!
Pussycat: Are you an actor?
Cliff Booth: No, I’m a stuntman.
Cliff Booth: Hey, Randy.
Randy: Cliff. So you’re still with Rick.
Cliff Booth: Still here.
[referring to Rick, pointing to the trailer]
Randy: He in there?
Cliff Booth: Yeah, just knock.
[referring to Cliff]
Rick Dalton: Just look, just put him in the wardrobe, alright? What’s it going to hurt? Then if you need him, you got him, alright?
Randy: Then I got to have a conversation with that wardrobe assistant, and, man, she’s a bitch. I just don’t… Please.
Rick Dalton: Look, Randy, I’m asking you to help me out, man. If the answer’s no, the answer’s no. Not no with excuses.
Randy: Hey, man, this ain’t a Andy McLaglen picture, you know? And I can’t afford to hire a bunch of guys who smoke cigarettes and sit around talking to each other all day, on the chance that I might use them. I got a four man team here, Rick. If I need more than that, I got to get it approved. And, you know, I got to look after my dudes.
Rick Dalton: Hey, and if your dudes were a better match for me, I’d say, “Okay, you got me.” But that’s not the case, and you know it. He’s a great match for me.
Randy: Yeah, yeah.
Rick Dalton: Hey, you could do anything you want to him. Throw him off a building, alright? Light him on fire. Hit him with a Lincoln, right? Get creative. Do whatever you want, he’s just happy for the opportunity.
Rick Dalton: Yeah.
Randy: I don’t dig him. And I don’t dig the vibe he brings on a set.
Scott Lancer: I hired you to be an actor, Rick, not a TV cowboy. You’re better than that.
[to himself in his trailer]
Rick Dalton: You embarrassed yourself like that in front of all those goddamn people!
Cliff Booth: Alright, what’s the matter, partner?
Rick Dalton: It’s official, old buddy, I’m a has-been.
Rick Dalton: Here I am, flat on my ass, who do I got living next door to me?
[at the theater ticket booth]
Sharon Tate: I’m Sharon Tate. I’m in the movie.
Theater Clerk: You’re in this?
[pointing to a photo]
Sharon Tate: That’s me. I play Miss Carlson, the klutz.
[to Cliff, referring to Manson]
Pussycat: Charlie’s going to dig you.
Rick Dalton: In this town, it can all change, like that.
[snaps his finger]
Cliff Booth: Hey, you’re Rick fucking Dalton. Don’t you forget it.
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