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