Dick Tracy
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Continuity mistake: When Tracy is tied up in the basement, the rope around his body changes styles between shots.

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Visible crew/equipment: During the montage of the kid, there is a shot looking in from the front of the car (featuring Dick Tracy and his girlfriend, with the kid in the middle) where the back window is just a blue screen, and the black stage curtains (behind the car) are visible at the top edges of the screen. (00:26:30)


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Trivia: The entire color palette of the film is limited to seven colors. Every instance of any color is the exact same shade. This was done to evoke the feel of the comic strip origin.

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Question: Is "Dick" Tracy's first name, or his occupational designation?

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Answer: His full name was Richard Tracy, but it was used seldomly.

Chosen answer: It's a bit ambiguous. Tracy's creator, Chester Gould, originally named his character, "Plainclothes Tracy," until an editor suggested changing it to Dick Tracy. A "dick" is a dated slang term for a cop or a private detective. Dick appears to be Tracy's first name, but it is also descriptive of his profession. This is called a "double entendre." It's typical for authors to contrive a name that reflects their characters.

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