PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime
The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.
For the film's nationwide midnight premiere, moviegoers had to purchase t-shirts at the theater, in advance, imprinted with an Admit One ticket, and the t-shirt had to be presented to gain admission. No tickets were to be sold at the premiere showing, but some theaters cheated and sold t-shirts that evening.
Gangland enforcers broke the arms of an elderly newsdealer this afternoon when he refused to share his week's receipts with them. Stacks of newspapers were tossed in the gutter as the thugs wrecked the business and made their getaway. Lunchtime ...
When Dick Tracy jumps out of a window and slides down the lamp post, the stunt man, playing him, bangs his head on the curve of the pole towards the top.
Touchstone logo appears in black and white in the opening credits.
$22,543,911 (USA) (17 June 1990)
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