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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

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A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

Director:

Shane Black

Writers:

Brett Halliday (novel), Shane Black (screen story) | 1 more credit »
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5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Duane Carnahan ... Chainsaw Kid
Josh Richman Josh Richman ... Richie
Martha Hackett ... Pistol Woman
Nancy Fish ... N.Y. Casting Woman
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Storyline

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role... Written by austin4577@aol.com

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A bad week in a tough town. See more »


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Rated R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L.A.P.I. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$180,660, 23 October 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,243,756, 15 January 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,569,469, 22 January 2006
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "Johnny Gossamer" novel, Gloria Gaynor picks up at the party, opens to show the contents as "Man Beneath The Uniform" by Maureen Child. See more »

Goofs

In the wide opening shot of the scene with Harry and Harmony in the bar, the camera and crew are reflected in the mirrors behind. See more »

Quotes

Harmony: You think I'm amazing. You do. Cause that's who I told you I'd be. That was the game plan.
Harry: Yeah, well, you know what, it worked.
Harmony: You know what? No one else thinks so.
Harry: What, my opinion doesn't count?
Harmony: Actually, no it doesn't. Cause you're new here. If you just look around, there's younger and there's better.
Harry: I don't want younger and better, I want you!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, Val Kilmer says not to leave; to stay and watch the credits; and if you're wondering who the Best Boy is, he's someone's nephew. (The actual Best Boy credit is Jack Bauer.) See more »

Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

FRIED NECK BONES AND SOME HOME FRIES
Written by Willie Bobo (as William "Bobo" Correa) and Melvin Lastie
Performed by Willie Bobo
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Extremely funny film noir spoof
21 September 2005 | by renglish1964See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival and expected it to be the typical film noir genre. This seemed to be the case for the first couple of minutes of narrative monologue before the jokes started coming fast and furious. This turned out to be a highly entertaining comedy/buddy film couched in a tongue in cheek film noir setting. The dialogue was witty and the chemistry between Robert Downey Jr and Val Kilmour was great. Some of the jokes went by so fast that I'll have to see this movie again to see what I missed as I was still laughing at the previous one. The director spoke before the movie and commented on how the producers were nervous about the risky choice of actors. This was a reference to Robert Downey Jr.'s past addiction problems, but this film proved that he was worth the risk. I saw 10 films at this year's film festival and this one was my favorite.


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