Top 11 Death Proof Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Death Proof facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Death Proof film message.

In Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, as Arlene is flicking through the songs on the jukebox in the bar, we can see she skips past Miserlou by Dick Dale which is the song that plays at the beginning of Pulp Fiction, which is, obviously, also directed by Tarantino.
In Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, as Arlene is flicking through the songs on the jukebox in the bar, we can see she skips past Miserlou by Dick Dale which is the song that plays at the beginning of Pulp Fiction, which is, obviously, also directed by Tarantino.
In Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, right before the opening credits a different title shows up but then cuts to the real title, emulating the horrible editing in 1970s grindhouse movies.
In Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, right before the opening credits a different title shows up but then cuts to the real title, emulating the horrible editing in 1970s grindhouse movies.

Death Proof Trivia

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  1. Stuntman Mike(Kurt Russell) is wearing a jacket with husky and icy hot patch, which is associated to the husky and icy weather conditions with flamethrowers from the thing(1982).

Death Proof Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • When Butterfly gives Stuntman Mike a lap dance, Misirlou scrolls past before landing on Down in Mexico. Misirlou is the theme song for Pulp Fiction.

  • [Death Proof] Stuntman Mike's License Plates are shoutouts to classic car movies

Death Proof Hidden Details

1 - Lee's Cheerleading Uniform (Colors: Yellow/Black & School Mascot: Vipers) in Death Proof (2007) is a reference back to Quentin Tarantino's previous films, Kill Bill 1 & 2. The license plate, BRAND X, is a reference to his stunt coordinators (Jeffrey Dashnaw) stunt company, Brand X Action Specialists
Lee's Cheerleading Uniform (Colors: Yellow/Black & School Mascot: Vipers) in Death Proof (2007) is a reference back to Quentin Tarantino's previous films, Kill Bill 1 & 2. The license plate, BRAND X, is a reference to his stunt coordinators (Jeffrey Dashnaw) stunt company, Brand X Action Specialists
1 - There is a scene where Stuntman Mike, a psychopathic serial murderer, is about to sneeze, but doesn't. This symbolizes his current urge to satisfy a craving (killing women), which he still hasn't satiated at this point in the movie.
There is a scene where Stuntman Mike, a psychopathic serial murderer, is about to sneeze, but doesn't. This symbolizes his current urge to satisfy a craving (killing women), which he still hasn't satiated at this point in the movie.

During the diner scene Stuntman Mike is seen in the background eavesdropping on the conversation (at 40 seconds)

There is unseen tension in this shot, Stuntman Mike may be lurking beyond the windows.

1 - In the final car chase scene in Death Proof (2007), Mike and the Girls inadvertently run a motorcycle driver off the road who crashes into a stand on the side of the road selling fireworks which has the great offer "Buy 1 Get 11 Free"
In the final car chase scene in Death Proof (2007), Mike and the Girls inadvertently run a motorcycle driver off the road who crashes into a stand on the side of the road selling fireworks which has the great offer "Buy 1 Get 11 Free"
Death Proof poster
Death Proof poster

Death Proof Plot

Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Death Proof. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director Quentin Tarantino
Stars Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito
IMDB score 7.0