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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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Drummer
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Zooey Wigner
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Anton 'The Pro' Protopov
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Puss
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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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Clifton Collins Jr. was originally going to play Detective Poley. See more »

Quotes

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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visually stunning, but with some story deficiency
16 May 2011 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie is far from being perfect. It is also far from being one of the worst movies I have seen, like some reviewers claim.

The movie delivers quite nicely in several areas: It kept me entertained throughout the full length of it. The cinematography is daring and plain beautiful. The acting is alright, but nothing special. The combination of film noir with very modern imagery and dialogue was weird but interesting to see. The whole woven in metaphorical lines and puns (look at some light effects in the bar!) about particle physics were funny and entertaining to me (but then again, I am a physicist...). But they did not really help the plot or the characters and seemed a little unmotivated and far fetched.

I have to admit though that the storyline of the movie seemed a little half-baked. Take a cup of David Lynch weirdness, a few spoons of sciency talk, a bit of crime genre love story and a few twists and turns for the viewer. No, this does not give you a good story if mixed together. It gives you a strange movie unlike any other. And if it wasn't so well made, this movie would really have sucked given those ingredients.

Overall, I can say that the movie was entertaining, mainly for its stylish mood and look, but nothing that I would recommend as a must-see to my friends.


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