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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sex. Murder. Mystery. Welcome to the party. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$4,243,756

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,785,148
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was originally titled "L.A.P.I.", then "Bang!", but Val Kilmer suggested to Director Shane Black that "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" would have more appeal. 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

Harry: [after overpowering and pistol-whipping a guy who'd had a gun on him and Perry] Doesn't that suck? I just hit you for no reason. I don't even know why.
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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

Referenced in Best of the Worst: The Wheel of the Worst (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

DIRTY ROBOT
Written by Gerry Arling and Richard Cameron
Performed by Arling & Cameron
Courtesy of Emperor Norton Records/Rykodisc
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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