If the dad joke didn't clue you in already, the "Can't Wait!" crew (with special guest Drew Taylor) took a long, hard look at 1990 technicolor detective classic "Dick Tracy," with special emphasis on the movie's proclivity for disguising respected, well-known actors in bizarrely literal makeup. Other topics discussed include Beatty's little-seen 2008 Dick Tracy TCM special, the movie's very solid twist, and the surprising amount of detail and thought that went into "Dick Tracy's" production and art design. Oh yeah, and the fact that it's a Disney movie.
Tune in next time, when we discuss Tim's pick, another 1990 cinematic fever dream: "Gremlins 2: The New Batch."
Listen to CAN'T WAIT! A Movie Lover's Podcast Episode 25: 'Dick Tracy' (1990)Total runtime: 50:08
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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 of Caprice's crimes firsthand. However, she seems more set on stealing Dick away from his girlfriend, Tess (Glenne Headly), than helping him solve the case of his career. Read More