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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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SeX. MurdEr. MyStery. Welcome to the party. 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)  »

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$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

Shane Black read several stories by Raymond Chandler when writing this script. As a result, the story is divided into chapters and the chapter titles come from Chandler works. Specifically: 1. "Trouble is My Business", 2. "The Lady in the Lake", 3. "The Little Sister", 4. "The Simple Art of Murder", and Epilogue: "Farewell, My Lovely". See more »

Goofs

When Harry discovers a small pistol in the glove compartment of Perry's Mercedes, Perry refers to it as a Derringer, and even specifies (by way of a joke) that it only carries two shots, as Derringers invariably do. However, it is clearly visible as a North American Arms mini-revolver. See more »

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Harry: Don't worry, I saw Lord of the Rings. I'm not going to end this 17 times.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, Val Kilmer says not to leave; to stay and watch the credits; and if you're wondering who the Best Boy is, he's someone's nephew. (The actual Best Boy credit is Jack Bauer.) See more »

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Spoofs L.A. Confidential (1997) See more »

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I WILL SURVIVE
Written by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren (as Frederick Perren)
Courtesy of 9 Squared, Inc., a Division of The MonsterMob Group
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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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