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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 All (319) »

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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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14 September 2005 (France)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$4,235,837 (USA) (6 January 2006)
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Joel Silver noted that the film was originally budgeted at US$10 million because Warner Bros. were not confident in the premise. The film ran over and the final budget was US$15 million. Warner Bros. loved the film when it was screened, and immediately opened it at the 2005 Cannes International Film Festival in a high profile capacity. See more »

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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 »

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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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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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HARRY'S HOLIDAY BASH
Written and Produced by Scott Hardkiss
Performed by Scott Hardkiss (as Scott Hardkiss presents God Within)
Courtesy of Shebass
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The immensely likable novel "Bodies are where you find them", written by Brett Halliday, has been adapted for the screen by Shane Black and the result is one of the funniest movies playing around. "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" boasts an amazing dialog with some of the wittiest lines of any film in recent memory.

The film pays a tremendous bonus to fans of the genre, which combines a detective story technique with some amusement and irony thrown in. The result is a fun time at the movies. Mr. Halliday pays tribute to those forgotten cheap pulp fiction novels that were so popular at one time in this country.

The director has to be congratulated for combining the talents of two actors that pay off in unexpected ways. Robert Downey Jr., one of the best film actors, is paired in this movie with Val Kilmer, who tends to play heavy roles, but has never been seen as he is shown in the movie. Both these men compliment one another in ways we didn't expect. The chemistry between them seems to indicate these two actors had a lot of fun while making the film, as it shows in the way they play against one another.

Lovely Michelle Monaghan is seen as Harmony, a beautiful young hopeful working her way up in Hollywood. Also in the cast Corbin Bernsen, who is seen as Harlan Dexter. Larry Miller has a few brief moments in the picture.

"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" is a witty and intelligent film. Thanks to its director, Shane Black, it's a film to be treasured.


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