Django Unchained is a 2008 American revisionist Western romantic drama film directed by Quentin Tarantino and produced by Stacey Shur, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone. The screenplay was written by Quentin Tarantino.
Rated: R (movie contains strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity)
Run Time: 2h 45min
Release Date: December 25, 2012 (USA)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Studio: Columbia Pictures and The Weinstein Company
Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Don Johnson, Jonah Hill, James Remar, Dennis Christopher, Franco Nero, Laura Cayouette, Michael Parks, Bruce Dern, Zoe Bell, Tom Wopat, Robert Carradine, Michael Bowen and Quentin Tarantino.
Django Unchained is the story of Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a former dentist and now an unorthodox German bounty hunter who is searching for the notorious Brittle brothers to capture and collect the bounty. In his quest, Dr. Schultz tracks down the Speck brothers who are slave traders transporting a group of slaves from Texas to Mississippi. Dr. Schultz believes they are transporting a slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) who was a slave on a plantation where the Brittle brothers had worked and may be able to help identify the brothers who have a bounty on their heads.
Dr. Schultz asks the Speck brother if he can talk to one of their slaves named Django and after speaking with him learns that Django does indeed know the Brittle brothers. Dr. Schultz offers to buy Django from them to help him track down and collect the bounty. Dr. Schultz tells Django he is a bounty hunter chasing John, Ellis and Roger Brittle and proposes a deal: if he helps him, he would award him his freedom, a horse and $75 in cash. Django accepts the deal and Dr. Schultz trains him to be his deputy teaching him to ride and shoot as they travel to Daughtray where the Brittle brothers are believed to be working.
Dr. Schultz and Django track down the brothers and wind up in a gun fight killing all three brothers. Dr. Schultz being an honorable man keeps his end of the bargain and grants Django his freedom, the horse and the money. Grateful, Django tells Dr. Shultz that he plans to use the money to buy the freedom of his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), who along with Django were sold separately by his former owner for trying to escape. Dr. Schultz proposes another deal to Django: if he teams-up with him during the winter, he would give him one-third of the bounty rewards and after the winter he help him rescue Broomhilda.
As they travel together through the south, Dr. Schultz goes to Gatilinburgh where the main slave auctions take place and learns that Broomhilda was sold to the ruthless Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) who owns a plantation in Mississippi called Candyland. Knowing they can’t just go in and say they want her, Dr. Schultz plots a scheme with Django so that the Candie will welcome them into this home and they can find a way to purchase her but Candie’s cruel minion Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson) is not so easily fooled.
“I like the way you die boy.” – Django
“How do you like the bounty hunting business?” – Dr. King Shultz
“Kill white folks and they pay you for it? What’s not to like?” – Django
“She ain’t no house slave, she can’t work. She’s beautiful. They might make her a comfort girl.” – Django
“What’s a comfort…? Oh…” – Dr. King Schultz
“Not while I have my freedom. Not while I have my gun.” – Django
“Now, all you black folks, I suggest you get away from all these white folks! Not you, Stephen. You’re right where you belong.” – Django
Official Movie Trailer
Jamie Foxx as Django
Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz
Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candie
Kerry Washington as Broomhilda von Schaft
Samuel L. Jackson as Stephen
Walton Goggins as Billy Crash
Don Johnson as Big Daddy
Jonah Hill as Bag Head #2
James Remar as Butch Pooch / Ace Speck
Dennis Christopher as Leo Moguy
Franco Nero as Amerigo Veseppi
Laura Cayouette as Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly
Michael Parks as The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee
Bruce Dern as Old Man Carrucan
Zoe Bell as Tracker #2
Tom Wopat as U.S. Marshall Gil Tatum
Robert Carradine as Tracker #4
Michael Bowen as Tracker #3
Quentin Tarantino as Robert (Bag Head)