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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  18 November 2005 (USA)
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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 bad week in a tough town. See more »


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)  »

Also Known As:

L.A.P.I.  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film's original title was "You'll Never Die in This Town Again". See more »


The book that Harmony takes off the shelf at the party is entitled You Wouldn't Want to Live There by Joe Chester, a fictional detective novelist. When she opens the book to read it, the text at the top of the pages clearly states that the novel is Maureen Child's The Man Beneath the Uniform, a 2004 Silhouette romance novel. See more »


Harmony Age 7: I'm going to be an actress.
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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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User Reviews

Great movie with tons of funny scenes. I was rolling in my seat with laughter!
9 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw a special screening of the movie yesterday and I thought it was going to be so boring, but I was entirely wrong! It was very funny and well written. It was a refreshing take on screenplays and acting and its great to see Robert Downey Jr. back again. Val Kilmer's role as Gay Perry was also spectacular. Michelle Monaghan looks like she can be Liv Tyler's little sister but with more substance (sorry Liv Tyler fans) I loved the sarcasm and humorous one-liners used throughout the movie. The constant reference to real life actors and movies gave it an almost "real life" feel. I recommend this movie for a good laugh and great narration by Downey, Jr.

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