In 1990 Warren Beatty produced, directed and starred in the film, Dick Tracy. The film was based on a long-running comic strip character created by Chester Gould. While the film was not critically well-received, it had its fans, myself one of them. That combined with a massive hype machine made it the 9th highest-grossing film of America in 1990 and number 12 in worldwide totals. Unfortunately, even with that money, a film that appeared ready-made for a sequel never got one.