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Brett Halliday (novel) (in part)
Shane Black (screen story)
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Release Date:
14 September 2005 (France) See more »
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SeX. MurdEr. MyStery. Welcome to the party. See more »
Plot:
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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4 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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"I'm retired. I invented dice. What do you do?" See more (323 total) »

Cast

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Robert Downey Jr. ... Harry Lockhart

Val Kilmer ... Gay Perry

Michelle Monaghan ... Harmony Faith Lane

Corbin Bernsen ... Harlan Dexter

Dash Mihok ... Mr. Frying Pan

Larry Miller ... Dabney Shaw

Rockmond Dunbar ... Mr. Fire

Shannyn Sossamon ... Pink Hair Girl

Angela Lindvall ... Flicka

Indio Falconer Downey ... Harry Lockhart - Age 9

Ariel Winter ... Harmony Faith Lane - Age 7
Duane Carnahan ... Chainsaw Kid
Josh Richman ... Richie

Martha Hackett ... Pistol Woman

Nancy Fish ... N.Y. Casting Woman

Bill McAdams Jr. ... N.Y. Cop

Tanja Reichert ... B-Movie Actress

Jake McKinnon ... Creature

Stephanie Pearson ... Harmony Faith Lane - Age 14

Christopher Gilman ... Protocop (as Chris Gilman)
Brendan Fehily ... Local News Reporter

David Newsom ... Agent Type (as David Newsome)

Judie Aronson ... Gift Bag Girl

Ali Hillis ... Marleah

Wiley M. Pickett ... Homicide Cop (as Wiley Pickett)

Joe Keyes ... Lobby Cop
Bobby Tuttle ... Hotel Concierge

Jake Eberle ... Patrol Cop
Saida Pagan ... News Anchor (as Saida Rodriguez-Pagan)

Lela Edgar ... Party Girl
Daniel Browning Smith ... Rubber Boy
Stevie ... Pink Hair Girl's Dog

Teresa Herrera ... Newswoman

Kathy Lamkin ... Woman in Hospital Blues

Evan Parke ... Dexter Clinic Guard

Vincent Laresca ... Aurelio

Brian Simpson ... Dexter Goon

Cole S. McKay ... Dexter Goon (as Cole McKay)

Ben Bray ... Dexter Goon
Harrison Young ... Harmony's Dad
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joel Michaely ... Eugene (credit only)

Jessica Anderson ... Upscale Women (uncredited)

Richard Alan Brown ... Harry Lockhart - Age 16 (uncredited)

Mary Castro ... Model at Party (uncredited)
Justin A. Davis ... Cool Guy at Party (uncredited)

Deanna Dozier ... Kristin (uncredited)

Sebastian Feldman ... Pool Party Guest (uncredited)

Laurence Fishburne ... Bear in Genaros Beer Commercial (voice) (uncredited)

Richard Grieco ... B-Movie Actor (uncredited)

Jaelin Palmer ... Pie Eating Contest Kid (uncredited)
Cat Rowe ... Pool Party Girl (uncredited)

Jasen Salvatore ... Actor at Audition (uncredited)
Steve Somers ... Young Harmony's Dad (uncredited)

Tom Willett ... Abe Lincoln (uncredited)

Rachel Zeskind ... Woman in Pool (uncredited)
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Directed by
Shane Black 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Brett Halliday (novel "Bodies Are Where You Find Them") (in part)

Shane Black (screen story)

Shane Black (screenplay)

Produced by
Jessica Alan .... associate producer
Susan Downey .... executive producer (as Susan Levin)
Carrie Morrow .... co-producer
Steve Richards .... executive producer
Joel Silver .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Ottman 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Barrett (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jim Page 
 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
Barbara Cohen 
 
Production Design by
Aaron Osborne 
 
Art Direction by
Erin Cochran 
 
Set Decoration by
Jeannie Gunn 
 
Costume Design by
Christopher J. Kristoff 
 
Makeup Department
Robin Black .... special makeup effects artist
Wade Daily .... key makeup artist: second unit
Scott H. Eddo .... key makeup artist (as Scott Eddo)
Sean Flanigan .... key hair stylist
Lee Joyner .... special makeup effects artist (as Lee Goyner)
Ralis Kahn .... special makeup effects artist
Jim Kail .... makeup artist (as James R. Kail)
Michael Moore .... key hair stylist: second unit
Nelly Recchia .... special makeup effects artist
Francine Shermaine .... hair stylist
Brenda Solomon .... hair special effects
Cale Thomas .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Carrie Morrow .... unit production manager
Scott Fort .... production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ty Arnold .... first assistant director: second unit
Ty Arnold .... second assistant director
Marco Black .... first assistant director
Kurt Bryant .... second unit director
Vernon Davidson .... second second assistant director (as Vernon A. Davidson)
Steve Lonano .... additional second second assistant director (as Stephen Lonano)
David Waters .... second assistant director: second unit (as David 'Muddy' Waters)
 
Art Department
Mike Carrillo .... property master (as Michael Carillo)
Danielle Clemenza .... art department assistant
Robert Consing .... storyboard artist
Larce Crawford .... construction foreman
Joe Del Monte .... construction coordinator
Gustavo R. Ferreyra .... prop shop
Charlene 'Charli' Gerhardt .... buyer
Robert Hale .... head paint foreman
Mark Kusy .... property assistant (as Mark S. Kusy)
Jason Lasser .... set designer
William F. McLaughlin .... property master: second unit (as William McLoughlin)
Charles Reyes .... labor foreman (as Charles J. Reyes Jr.)
Buddy Ray Reynolds .... assistant property master (as Buddy Ray Reynolds-Maichel)
Carisa Rosenthal .... on-set dresser
Ron Sica .... lead (as Ronald Sica)
Andy Swan .... on-set dresser: second unit (as Andrew R. Swan)
Audrey Zaldumbide .... graphics designer
Aileen Febles .... art coordinator (uncredited)
Scott Kitchen .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Michele Munoz .... propmaker (uncredited)
Jason Baldwin Stewart .... assistant food stylist (uncredited)
David Tomeo .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard Adrian .... supervising sound editor
Christopher Alba .... first assistant sound editor
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Brent Brewington .... utility sound
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dave Campbell)
Michael C. Casper .... sound re-recording mixer (as Mike Casper)
Valerie Davidson .... supervising foley editor
William R. Dean .... sound effects editor (as Bill Dean)
André Dias .... dubbing editor
André Dias .... dubbing mixer
Ezra Dweck .... pre-dub mixer
Aleksandr Gruzdev .... pre-dub mixer (as Alex Gruzdev)
Paul Hackner .... dialogue editor
Mark Larry .... supervising sound editor
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dan Leahy)
Del Martin .... digital engineer
David McRell .... digital engineer
James Morioka .... dialogue editor
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Jason Piatt .... foley mixer (as Jason Platt)
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Ken Strain .... boom operator (as Kenneth Strain)
Stephen Tibbo .... production sound mixer (as Stephen A. Tibbo)
Von Varga .... utility sound
Ezra Dweck .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Aleksandr Gruzdev .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Eddie Kim .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Charles Cooley .... key special effects
Ricky Farns .... special effects senior technician
Timothy B. Graham .... special effects
Mark Roberts .... special effects technician
Tom Seymour .... special effects technician (as Thomas Seymour)
J.D. Streett .... special effects supervisor
Blumes Tracy .... special effects technician
Sandra Stewart .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Avery .... additional visual effects
Stephen Bender .... additional visual effects
John Breslin .... visual effects supervisor: Photon VFX
Dean Cranney .... data management
Richard David Hall .... digital compositor: Photon VFX (as Richard Hall)
Daniel Harvey .... visual effects producer: Photon VFX
Josh Kent .... digital compositor: Lola Visual Effects
Scott Kinsey .... digital compositor: Lola Visual Effects
Adam Lisagor .... visual effects coordinator: Lola Visual Effects
Michael Meagher .... visual effects executive producer: Lola Visual Effects (as Tony Meagher)
Warwick Mellow .... digital artist: Photon VFX
Damon Milman .... digital artist: Photon VFX
Thomas Nittmann .... visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
Kim Pearce .... senior systems administrator
Cheryl Potter .... visual effects editor: in-house
Murray Smallwood .... digital artist: Photon VFX
Craig Stevenson .... digital artist: Photon VFX
Colin Strause .... 3D technical supervisor: Lola Visual Effects
Greg Strause .... visual effects supervisor: Lola Visual Effects
Edson Williams .... visual effects supervisor: Lola Visual Effects
Martin Wiseman .... digital effects producer: Photon VFX
Loeng Wong-Savun .... Inferno artist: Lola Visual Effects
Yoshiya Yamada .... 3D artist: Lola Visual Effects
Craig Clarke .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Nicky Ladas .... system administrator (uncredited)
Brian Nugent .... compositor (uncredited)
Loren Robinson .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts
Ted Barba .... stunts
Ivan Bates .... stunts
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunts (as Robin Bonaccorsi)
Chuck Borden .... stunts
Brandy Bourdeaux .... stunts
Kurt Bryant .... stunt coordinator
Joe Bucaro III .... stunts (as Joe Buccaro)
Annie Chasse .... stunts
Brian Christensen .... stunts
Edward Conna .... stunts (as Eddie Conna)
Azalea Davila .... stunts
Thomas Dewier .... stunts
Deanna Dozier .... stunts
Randy Hall .... stunts
Tom Harper .... stunts
Michael Haynes .... stunts
Nicola C. Hindshaw .... stunts (as Nicola Hindshaw)
Al Jones .... stunts
Brett A. Jones .... stunts (as Brett Jones)
Irving E. Lewis .... stunts (as Irving Lewis)
Frank Lloyd .... stunts
Ray Lykins .... stunts
Brian Machleit .... stunts
Carl Milinac .... stunts
Michael Owen .... stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunts
J.P. Ruggerio .... stunts
Jean Paul Ruggiero .... stunts
Michael J. Sarna .... stunts (as Mike Sarna)
Patrick J. Statham .... stunts (as Pat Statham)
Tim Walkey .... stunts (as Timmothy Walkey)
Garrett Warren .... stunts
Michael Groneman .... stunts (uncredited)
Brian Simpson .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John B. Aronson .... director of photography: second unit (as John Aronson)
Paul C. Babin .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Paul Babin)
Greg Banta .... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit (as Gregory S. Banta)
Jack Bauer .... best boy
Jennifer Bell .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Massimo Bordonaro .... ad/pub services
John Bramley .... still photographer
Doug Chartier .... dolly grip
Pat Dames .... key grip: second unit (as James P. Dames)
Eric M. Davis .... lighting technician
Cameron Duncan .... camera loader
Ron Edmonson .... best boy grip: second unit
Craig Fikse .... Steadicam operator (as Craig Fiske)
Craig Fikse .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Craig Fiske)
Christopher Franey .... lighting technician
Cory Geryak .... chief lighting technician
Nathaniel Goodman .... camera operator: second unit
Jared Greenstein .... rigging electrician
James Heywood .... grip
Joel Jaspan .... dolly grip
Ronald A. Miller .... rigging grip
Keith Morgan .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
David Morton .... chief lighting technician: second unit
David Morton .... gaffer: second unit
Dale Myrand .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
C. Roy Nigra .... dolly grip: second unit
Dara Norman .... electrician
Craig Peiffer .... key grip
David Richert .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Paul Santoni .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mike Shaheen .... 24 frame video operator
Mick Spitalnick .... grip (uncredited)
Robert Sterry .... video assist operator
Larry Sushinski .... assistant chief lighting technician
Neil Toussaint .... first assistant camera: second unit
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Scott Whitbread .... second assistant camera: first unit
Brian Woronec .... rigging gaffer
Ryan Huston .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Kevin Tiesiera .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Scott Whitbread .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Gary Mau .... animator: main title animation
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
Farrah Fox-Collis .... casting associate
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Virginia Burton .... costume supervisor
Bob Moore Jr. .... set costumer (as Robert Moore)
Courtney Ormond .... on-set costumer
Courtney Ormond .... on-set costumer: second unit
Courtney Ormond .... set costumer
Nancy Smytka .... on-set costumer (as Nancy E. Smytka)
Douglas J. Stewart .... textile artist (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Tony D'Amore .... digital intermediate colorist
Vince Filippone .... first assistant editor
Lauren Giordano .... editor: main titles
Keith Shaw .... colorist: mastering
Jeff Smithwick .... film timer (uncredited)
Devin Sterling .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Andrea Datzman .... additional orchestrator
Amanda Goodpaster .... music editor
Bruce Harvey .... conductor
John Ottman .... music score producer
John Ottman .... orchestrator
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Jeremy Raub .... music editor
George Shaw .... additional orchestrator
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Frank Macchia .... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Sabee .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Morris Aroesti .... driver
Troy Gould .... transportation co-captain
David Travis Grieb .... driver: cast
Dave Hannah .... driver
Guy Merrick .... transportation co-captain
David Oppenheim .... picture car coordinator
Jack Jay Reece .... driver
Griff Ruggles .... transportation coordinator
Ronald Stinton .... transportation co-captain (as Ronald R. Stinton)
Alberto Coto .... transportation (uncredited)
Shawn Coulter .... transportation (uncredited)
L. Chip Crosby Jr. .... additional driver (uncredited)
Charlie Ping .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rachel Aberly .... unit publicist
Jason Altieri .... production assistant
Aaron Auch .... assistant: Joel Silver
Sim Bajaj .... assistant: Joel Silver
Robert Benavides Jr. .... production assistant
Stephen Bender .... production executive
Ardy Brent Carlson .... production secretary (as Brent Carlson)
Kyle Cooper .... title sequence: executive producer
Dominique Derrenger .... second assistant accountant
Guin Dill .... animal trainer
Ethan Erwin .... assistant: Susan Levin
Scott Fort .... production office coordinator (as R.S. Fort)
Charles W. Francis .... production accountant
Kristi Frankenheimer .... location manager
Kevin Goetz .... commercial director
Michael Goetz .... commercial director
Meghan Heritage .... production assistant
Wendall Hinkle .... assistant location manager (as Wendall S. Hinkle)
Brett Howard .... assistant: Shane Black
Derek Hurd .... craft service
J.D. Iriarte .... assistant: Val Kilmer
Cati Jean .... choreographer: goth party
David Kessler .... set medic
Ryan Krayser .... production assistant
Adam Kuhn .... production associate
Josh Kuhn .... key craft service
Kenneth LaFayette .... first assistant accountant
T.J. Lewis .... production assistant
Dan Magee .... production assistant
Jay Mason .... script supervisor
Paul McCloskey .... assistant: Steve Richards
Haley McLane .... script supervisor: second unit
Sarah Meyer .... production assistant
Michael Moran .... production assistant
Stephanie A. Purdy .... animal trainer (as Stephanie Purdy)
Jimmy Rich .... assistant: Robert Downey Jr.
Jacob Riehle .... production assistant
Anthony Roza .... production assistant (as Tony Roza)
Janell M. Sammelman .... production assistant (as Janell Sammelman)
Eva M. Schroeder .... key assistant location manager
Stephen Schuster .... title designer: Prologue
Asa Shumskas-Tait .... production assistant
Todd Spears .... payroll accountant
Andre C. Verderame .... production assistant: Val Kilmer (as Andre Verderame)
Samir Vural .... production assistant
Wesley Walker .... production assistant
Anne Marie Wilson .... production assistant
Danny Yount .... title designer
Andrew Zilch .... assistant production office coordinator
Paul D. Boydston .... location manager (uncredited)
Ardy Brent Carlson .... production coordinator: re-shoots (uncredited)
Rob Gomes .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
Kory Kruckenberg .... assistant engineer: scoring (uncredited)
Mathew Lorenceau .... photo double: Robert Downey Jr. (uncredited)
Ann Shimabukuro .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Ryan Sikov .... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Steve Solomon .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Daniel Veluzat .... location liaison (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michael A. Simpson .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity
Runtime:
103 min
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Trivia:
Shannyn Sossamon's character was originally "Girl with Pink Hair" but was changed after production was completed to "Pink Hair Girl".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Harry:When in doubt, cut up a pig - that was the town's motto.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cleanflix (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
BLUE CHRISTMASSee more »

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63 out of 90 people found the following review useful.
"I'm retired. I invented dice. What do you do?", 3 August 2006
Author: Flagrant-Baronessa from Sweden

A lucky mistake shifts out-of-luck criminal Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr) from the gritty streets to glossy showbiz in L.A, landing him a part in an upcoming film. Another mistake then shifts him from actor to private detective, and this is where Val Kilmer comes in and things start to go wrong, more wrong and unbelievably wrong until they've snowballed into an enjoyable detective mess -- all to impress failed actress Harmony (Next big thing: Michelle Monaghan).

Shane Black's directorial debut 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' is a comic film noir. Even in the dazzling opening credits using a montage of contrasts of red, black and white, it is evident that this is no run-of-the-mill crime story, but a viciously entertaining ride from scene 01. What makes it so special is that it mixes equal doses of humour and crime like a $15,000,000 blender, pouring out a balanced end product and glazing it with a clever narrative coating by Robert Downey Jr. Black also sprinkles some rapid-fire dialogue onto his product, which is facilitated by the comedic chemistry between Downey and Kilmer. Some of the lines, gags and images are truly laugh-out-loud worthy. Everything else is nice, but forgettable.

Its only problem, as far as I can see it, is its paper-thin plot. It does not seem believable; it is complex, dizzying and not nearly as involving as it would like to be. So back to formula on that one, and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang would be a near-perfect comedy-thriller.

7.5/10

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