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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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Shane Black

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Brett Halliday (novel), Shane Black (screen story) | 1 more credit »
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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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Val Kilmer's depiction of Gay Perry is generally considered to be the first openly gay character to front a Hollywood action movie. See more »

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The microsurgery needed to re-attach harry's finger is too complicated and extensive for an emergency room visit and would likely require a hospital stay of days if not weeks. See more »

Quotes

Perry: I'd understand if you wanted to take a swing at me...
Perry: [Harry lands a quick punch to Perry's chin] You fuck!
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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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SILVER SCREEN (SHOWER SCENE)
Written by Felix Da Housecat (as Felix Stallings Jr.), Thomas Lorello, David Jenefsky and Bobby Orlando
Performed by Felix Da Housecat
Courtesy of Emperor Norton Records/Rykodisc and Rude Photo Inc.
By Arrangement with Big Sounds International
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Quick witted and fast paced - Not at all what I expected
15 August 2005 | by Squishy_HippoSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see a preview of Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang at a 'mystery' film showing at the Rivoli Cinemas in Melbourne recently.

I really don't know what I was expecting, but I wasn't expecting to enjoy the film as throughly as I did.

The film centers around Harry (Robert Downey Jnr) a petty thief who while escapes into an audition for a new detective movie. After an amusing audition, he's whisked of the bright lights and parties of LA.

I won't go too much into the story because to give any of it away would take away from the unpredictable nature of the film. Worth seeing just for Val Kilmer's Gay Perry!


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