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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  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 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 »


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.  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The film was originally titled "L.A.P.I.", then "Bang!" - but Val Kilmer suggested to director Shane Black that "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" would have more appeal. See more »

Goofs

During the climactic chase, the van turns the corner from Ocean Avenue onto Queens Way in Long Beach three times and passes 444 E. Ocean Avenue four times. See more »

Quotes

Perry: Don't blame yourself. Listen. sometimes these things just happen.
Harry: For a reason. For a reason? Why? Because I fall off a building, 10 people in Baltimore survive a bus crash? Swell, they're enjoying Baltimore. I'm lying here with my brains out.
Perry: I've been to Baltimore. You win.
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in The Simpsons: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore (2006) See more »

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SANTA CALLED ME A HO
Written by MICHAEL KUMAGAI
Performed by KUMAGAI
Courtesy of Media Creature Music
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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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