Dick Tracy (1990) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Dick Tracy

Warren Beatty, 1990

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Dick Tracy
Max Allan Collins, 1990

NOVELIZATION

Dick Tracy is a movie novelization written by Max Allan Collins in 1990 and based on the movie of the same name, directed by Warren Beatty in 1990. The movie features Warren Beatty, Charlie Korsmo, Al Pacino, Madonna, Glenne Headly, William Forsythe, and others.

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“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

The Movie is based on

Comic Book cover
Dick Tracy (1931)
Comic Book by Chester Gould

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RATING

6.1

/ 10

Movie Poster: Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty, 1990)

7.1

/ 10

Book Cover: Dick Tracy (Max Allan Collins, 1990)

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Storyline

At an illegal card game, a young street urchin witnesses the massacre of a group of mobsters at the hands of Flattop and Itchy, two of the hoods on the payroll of Alphonse Big Boy Caprice. After Lips is reported missing, Tracy interrogates his three hired guns Flattop, Itchy, and Mumbles, then goes to the club to arrest Big Boy for Lips’ murder.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Dick Tracy, the 1990 movie by Warren Beatty

Year

1990

Minutes

105

Movie Rate

6.10

Source: IMDb

Movie

Dick Tracy

Country: USA

Year: 1990

Length: 1h45m

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Cover of Dick Tracy, the 1990 book by Max Allan Collins

Year

1990

Pages

272

Book Rate

7.14

S: Goodreads

Book

Dick Tracy

Country: USA

First published in: 1990

Length: 272 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of Dick Tracy, the 1990 movie by Warren Beatty

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IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Dick Tracy, the 1990 book by Max Allan Collins

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3 votes

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