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A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

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A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role... Written by austin4577@aol.com

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A bad week in a tough town. See more »


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Rated R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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14 September 2005 (France)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$53,872 (South Africa) (25 November 2005)

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$4,235,837 (USA) (6 January 2006)
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The film was given a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival. See more »

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In the wide opening shot of the scene with Harry and Harmony in the bar, the camera and crew are reflected in the mirrors behind. See more »

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Perry: Merry Christmas, sorry I fucked you over.
Harry: No problem. Don't quit your gay job.
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After the credits, the Warner Brothers logo appears to melt as if this part of the film was left in front of the bulb too long. See more »

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SONIDO DE LA MILONGA
Written by JUAN PABLO CAMPODONICO
Performed by CAMPO
Courtesy of Universal/Surco Records Ventures Inc.
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Quick witted and fast paced - Not at all what I expected
15 August 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see a preview of Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang at a 'mystery' film showing at the Rivoli Cinemas in Melbourne recently.

I really don't know what I was expecting, but I wasn't expecting to enjoy the film as throughly as I did.

The film centers around Harry (Robert Downey Jnr) a petty thief who while escapes into an audition for a new detective movie. After an amusing audition, he's whisked of the bright lights and parties of LA.

I won't go too much into the story because to give any of it away would take away from the unpredictable nature of the film. Worth seeing just for Val Kilmer's Gay Perry!


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