… the theatrical version of Dick Tracy, starring Warren Beatty, Al Pacino and Madonna was released!
And what a great movie it was. It was TRACYMANIA in the summer of 1990, at least for me it was, and I’m still pretty miffed to this day we never saw a Dick Tracy 2.
I had the toys, I made sure I had the NES game (which isn’t as bad as AVGN claims it to be), I had the comic books and the coloring books too!
My biggest memory of the Dick Tracy marketing bonanza would be the promotion McDonald’s was doing for it with their scratch off Crime Stopper game cards. Let me tell you, I ate a lot of Happy Meals and hot fudge sundaes that summer. Everyday I told my mom “I wanna go to McDonald’s!” because I had high hopes that I’d win that $1,000,000.
Obviously, I didn’t win that cool million, because if I had, we would have already had Dick Tracy 2 released, because I would have financed it… it would have been really low-budget. Hey, what do you want from me? I only won a million bucks!