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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

In one scene, Harry Lockhart is prompted to read lines from a script sample. The first line he reads ends with the phrase "go spit", which is also a catchphrase of Danny Glover's character in the Lethal Weapon (1987) movies. 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

References Sunset Boulevard (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

SONIDO DE LA MILONGA
Written by Juan Pablo Campodonico
Performed by Campo
Courtesy of Universal/Surco Records Ventures Inc.
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not perfect but interesting
2 June 2018 | by e-70733See all my reviews

Though the story-telling is distinctive, the theme is still belonging to Hollywood mainstream. In addition to climax of the story needs to be improved a bit, the film maintains a fairly smooth emotional flow and a mature theme construction. When the story is about to be patterned, there are always some wonderful details to break the boredom. Therefore, with a good overall layout, some of the film's minor flaws should be forgiven.


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