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Inherent Vice (2014)

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In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

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Storyline

During the psychedelic 60s and 70s Larry "Doc" Sportello is surprised by his former girlfriend and her plot for her billionaire boyfriend, his wife, and her boyfriend. A plan for kidnapping gets shaken up by the oddball characters entangled in this groovy kidnapping romp based upon the novel by Thomas Pynchon. Written by bignicknasty97

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Rated R for drug use throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$328,184, 12 December 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,110,975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,710,975
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Trivia

A special "Ultimate 70s" trailer was released featuring treated film stock and the period Warner Bros/Seven Arts logo. See more »

Goofs

In the same café scene with Doc and Bigfoot, Doc takes a drag off of a cigarette and clearly stubs it out in the ashtray with his right hand. Bigfoot then tells him to pick a card, which he does. Doc looks at the "card", taking a deep drag off another cigarette with his left hand. There was no time in between cuts for Doc to have lit another cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Doc Sportello: Saunch, who you working for?
Sauncho Smilax, Esq: Clients pay me for work, Doc. Clients pay me for work, Doc!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits roll, the end caption is the opening inscription from Pynchon's novel, Inherent Vice: "Under the Paving-Stones, the Beach!" - Graffito, Paris, May 1968 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Film '72: Episode #44.3 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Sukiyaki
Written by Rokusuke Ei and Hachidai Nakamura
Performed by Kyû Sakamoto
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Am I Missing Something?
9 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Not more than 10 minutes in, excited as I was to see this movie, I thought maybe I was loosing my smarts...

There is no plot, way too many cameos, it pushes way to hard to be something cool, but falls flat. Lots of non cut a aways....which made it seem like I was watching an acting class. Just didn't feel natural, the pace of duologue awkward, and Phoenix, much as I love the guy, he looked like he was acting... I left feeling like i was back in High School, forced to watch a movie for film class, trapped, couldn't leave, no bathroom break, looking at the clock, and hoping there would not be a quiz later, Cuz I couldn't make sense of what the f*** I was watching....very disappointed...


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