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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

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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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5 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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

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18 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L.A.P.I.  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$180,660 (USA) (21 October 2005)

Gross:

$4,235,837 (USA) (6 January 2006)
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Trivia

Only got a limited theatrical release in the UK. It did become a large hit on home video. See more »

Goofs

During the climactic chase, the van turns the corner from Ocean Avenue onto Queens Way in Long Beach three times and passes 444 E. Ocean Avenue four times. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Frying Pan: Well now, here we all are. Ike, Mike and Mustard.
Harry: What the hell does that mean?
Mr. Fire: You know, I'm with him on this one man, that's pretty fuckin' obscure.
Mr. Frying Pan: Horseshit, I hear that all the time.
Mr. Fire: You do?
Mr. Frying Pan: Yeah, sure.
Mr. Fire: Where, at the 1942 club?
Mr. Frying Pan: Hey, just cause you didn't get in...
Mr. Fire: Motherfucker I could've gotten in...
[Harry tries to make a break for it]
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »

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COLD AS ICE
Written and Produced by Scott Hardkiss
Performed by Scott Hardkiss presents God Within
Courtesy of Shebass
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Extremely funny film noir spoof
21 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival and expected it to be the typical film noir genre. This seemed to be the case for the first couple of minutes of narrative monologue before the jokes started coming fast and furious. This turned out to be a highly entertaining comedy/buddy film couched in a tongue in cheek film noir setting. The dialogue was witty and the chemistry between Robert Downey Jr and Val Kilmour was great. Some of the jokes went by so fast that I'll have to see this movie again to see what I missed as I was still laughing at the previous one. The director spoke before the movie and commented on how the producers were nervous about the risky choice of actors. This was a reference to Robert Downey Jr.'s past addiction problems, but this film proved that he was worth the risk. I saw 10 films at this year's film festival and this one was my favorite.


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