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Mike Case in: The Big Kiss Off (2013)

Mike Case is a low-rent private detective who works out of his car and advertises on Craigslist. When approached by the wealthy socialite Victoria Billows to find her missing husband, Mike ... See full summary »

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Mike Case is a low-rent private detective who works out of his car and advertises on Craigslist. When approached by the wealthy socialite Victoria Billows to find her missing husband, Mike is initially reluctant ("A missing husband? Never heard that one before") but is persuaded to take the case by Victoria's money and her not so subtle feminine charms. Written by Lloyd Hansen

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Honest enough to trust. Crooked enough to get the job done.

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While all scenes were outlined in advance, the final dialogue was mostly improvised by the actors, with some essential scripted passages included. See more »

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Mike Case: How am I supposed to find a guy if I don't know what he looks like?
Victoria Billows: You can see his teeth.
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Classic Film Noir/Private Eye personages Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson and Mickey Spillane are credited because of their influence on the film. See more »

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References Double Indemnity (1944) See more »

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Great Film Noir & Great Indie: One to watch!
21 January 2014 | by (Durham, England) – See all my reviews

Being a bit of a fan of the film noir genre with a comedy twist I was intrigued to come across this movie. OK, it has received what one may say could be more than it's fair share of awards, but does that really mean it is any good? I was pleasantly surprised to find that this one was a real gem with the all the stylishness, sexual connotation and cynical expression that the genre requires. Yes the acting was good and the quality otherwise was good, however, this went that bit further. It was really funny and engaged me from the outset. It was one of those films that makes the clock go unnaturally fast (not that I was checking it mind). One aspect that impressed me was that this was a brave creation and a challenge to the 'lets pander to the current trend' big studio type of output. It epitomised what independent film is about: Originality, creativity and risk-taking. I think it has found a nice and I hope that it gets the exposure that it so rightly deserves.


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