Top 11 Death Proof Movie Details

While searching the internet for Death Proof movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

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.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Death Proof details are suitable for kids.

  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).

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, 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

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.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Death Proof, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Death Proof and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

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