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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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detective | gay | actor | thief | party | See more »

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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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Release Date:

14 September 2005 (France)  »

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L.A.P.I.  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,235,837 (USA) (6 January 2006)
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Gay Perry's cell phone ring tone is "I will survive". See more »

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

Quotes

Harmony's Dad: Do I know you?
Perry: No. Just in town for the funeral.
Harmony's Dad: What do you want?
Perry: Well, I was going to go to the zoo, but it was closed, so I thought I'd come here and look at an animal.
Harmony's Dad: Son of a... Who do you think you're talking to? I buried my daughter today!
Perry: No. You buried her twenty years ago. Harmony was right, her sister was murdered. You pulled the trigger. It just took this long for the bullet to hit.
Harmony's Dad: Who are you? I loved my girl.
[Perry backhands him]
Harmony's Dad: You fucker! If I could get out of this bed...
Perry: ...
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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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References The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) See more »

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SONIDO DE LA MILONGA
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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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