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A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper. A simple job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead.

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Ned Cruz
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Frizer
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Poley
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Julie Kestral / Lexie Persimmon
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Skeres
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Fay Neman
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Niels Geck
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Zooey Wigner
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Anton 'The Pro' Protopov
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A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper but the job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead. From the mean streets of Los Angeles to the desolate desert of New Mexico, Cruz must contend with a brutal Russian Boxer, three brash LAPD detectives, an aged billionaire looking for the Big Bang, and the billionaire's stunningly gorgeous wife. The solution to the mystery will cost ten lives, net $30 million and just might explain - well - everything. Written by Anonymous

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The search for the ultimate missing person ends... at the beginning of time. See more »


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Rated R for some strong sexual content, nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »

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3 February 2011 (Bahrain)  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)
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There are numerous subtle references to physics concepts including: the movie studio is called "Shrodinger's", the café is called "Planck's Constant Cafe", and the computer password Delta x Delta p is the formula for the Heisenberg Uncertainly Principle. See more »

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Detective Frizer: [Frizer and Skeres have just opened the suitcase] What the fuck is this?
Detective Skeres: [seeing the car coming down] What the fuck is that?
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A whole lot of fun if you just pay attention
18 January 2011 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Some very good acting (especially from Sam Elliot), an unusual script filled with sometimes strangely funny references to cosmological and particle physics, and a jazzy style of direction lead to an inexpensive, yet engaging "private detective" story. Antonio Banderas' Latin, fish-out-of-water accent (the detective) initially seems odd for such an iconic American role, but in short order, it just blends-in with the many other off-center characters and events that populate the film.

It's flaws are irrelevant and understandable considering its limited budget and shooting schedule; it's a refreshing hour and a half of entertaining stuff that smartly never takes itself too seriously.


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