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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Lockhart
... Gay Perry
... Harmony Faith Lane
... Harlan Dexter
... Mr. Frying Pan
... Dabney Shaw
... Mr. Fire
... Pink Hair Girl
... Flicka
... Harry Lockhart - Age 9
... Harmony Faith Lane - Age 7
Duane Carnahan ... Chainsaw Kid
Josh Richman ... Richie
... Pistol Woman
... N.Y. Casting Woman
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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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18 November 2005 (USA)  »

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L.A.P.I.  »

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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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Trivia

The film's original title was "You'll Never Die in This Town Again". When Harmony is seen on the bus leaving Indiana at age sixteen, she's asleep with the Johnny Gossamer book, "You'll Never Die in This Town Again" in her lap. See more »

Goofs

When Perry and Harry approach the log cabin, the shadows of the camera crew can be seen upon the bushes. See more »

Quotes

Perry: I want you to picture a bullet in your head. Can you do that for me?
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, the Warner Brothers logo appears to melt as if this part of the film was left in front of the bulb too long. See more »

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Referenced in Fired Up! (2009) See more »

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BLUE CHRISTMAS
Written by Billy Hayes (as Bill Hayes) and Jay Johnson (as Jay W.Johnson)
Performed by Sheryl Crow
Courtesy of Special Olympics, Inc.
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could have been more with a different approach
4 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is entertaining, amusing and surprising at times. It isn't moving, and it doesn't resonate. It doesn't stay with you. And that's a shame, because it could have been so much better. It could have been a Chinatown. Instead, Shane Black decides: "Fuggit, I'll go for the laughs from the cheap seats." The Big Themes are present here - Evil, Regret, Forgiveness, Atonement - they are just never properly addressed. Shane Black manages to be slick, cool, ironic and charming in this movie. I just wish he hadn't weaved all that around child abuse. This is more cynical than Borat, but not as funny. I enjoyed it, but wish I hadn't. Something stinks.


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