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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  14 September 2005 (France)
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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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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,235,837 (USA) (6 January 2006)
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Shane Black had been suffering from writer's block; it ultimately took him over a year and a half to write the script for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005). He then had enormous trouble trying to sell it. His former cachet as being the highest paid screenwriter meant nothing when he was touting around his screenplay. Eventually he took it to Joel Silver who gave him his first break back in 1987 when he bought Lethal Weapon (1987). See more »

Goofs

When Perry and Harry are on the rooftop having an argument, Perry puts his hand across his mouth to shut Harry up with his right hand. The next shot centering on Harry has Perry's left hand on Harry's mouth, and the shot after that returns to having Perry's right hand on Harry's mouth. See more »

Quotes

Harry: She had something, that gal tonight, this quality. You know, like the girl from high school, the one that got away that - you know what I mean? - that haunts you still.
Perry: Yeah, I had that.
Harry: You did?
Perry: Bobby Mills.
Harry: Eugh. Hunh. Well, maybe you should try to get in touch with him. I got 5 bucks says you could still get him.
Perry: Really? That's funny. I got a 10 says pass the pepper. I got two quarters sing harmony on "Moonlight in Vermont".
Harry: What?
Harry: Talking money.
Harry: A talking monkey?
Perry: A talking monkey, yeah, yeah...
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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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References Sunset Blvd. (1950) 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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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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