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Keeping score of ‘Sin City’ characters

The way that Frank Miller and company play timeline hopscotch in anthologizing their various “Sin City” yarns, it can be tough to keep track of characters coming, going, and dying. We don’t blame you if you’ve seen trailers for “A Dame to Kill For” and asked, “Wait a second, wasn’t that guy. . .


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Mickey Rourke as Marv.

Mickey Rourke’s Marv did go to the electric chair in the first-installment tale “The Hard Goodbye.” But his appearances in “Dame” take place before all that. (And even so, Marv did diss the jolt he took as “pansy” stuff. Maybe he shook it off.)

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Bruce Willis as Hartigan.

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An all-new sequel segment follows the hard toll that losing self-sacrificing cop Hartigan (Willis) takes on stripper-in-distress Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba). Looks like Willis’s character sticks around in her memory. (In “Sixth Sense” lingering-spirit mode?)

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Josh Brolin in the 2014 film SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. 17sincity

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Josh Brolin as Dwight.

It’s a plot point in the “Dame” comics that femme-fatalized Dwight McCarthy (Josh Brolin, in the role Owen played last time) gets shot and plunges from a window, then returns with a reconstructed face. The movie would win some bonus cleverness points if it finds a way to have fun with the role’s recasting, and makes it all jibe with Miller’s narrative continuity.

A look at the rest of the cast

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Jamie Chung as Miho.

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Eva Green as Ava.

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Jessica Alba as Nancy.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny.

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Rosario Dawson as Gail.

More coverage:

- ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ is driven by the dame

- Faithfully translated elements in ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

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