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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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Dabney Shaw
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Harry Lockhart - Age 9
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Chainsaw Kid
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Richie
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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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Taglines:

SeX. MurdEr. MyStery. Welcome to the party. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 November 2005 (USA)  »

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L.A.P.I.  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$180,660, 23 October 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,243,756, 15 January 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,569,469, 22 January 2006
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Trivia

Johnny Knoxville was set to star as Harry Lockhart, before being replaced by Robert Downey, Jr. See more »

Goofs

When Perry and Harry approach the log cabin, the shadows of the camera crew can be seen upon the bushes. See more »

Quotes

Harry: This is every shade of wrong.
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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 »


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Written and Performed by William Anderson (as William Kevin Anderson)
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Extremely funny film noir spoof
21 September 2005 | by 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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