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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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Sex. Murder. Mystery. Welcome to the party. 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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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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Continuing with tradition, Shane Black once again utilizes a blonde haired antagonist with John Boy (played by a traditionally brunette Matthew Bomer). He joins the ranks of Mr. Joshua (Gary Busy) in "Lethal Weapon", Vorstedt aka Adolf (Derrick O'Connor) in "Lethal Weapon 2", Mr. Milo (the late Taylor Negron) in "The Last Boy Scout", Harlan Dexter (Corbin Bernsen) in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", and Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) from "Iron Man 3". See more »

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When Harry and Harmony are talking in the Domino Room, Harry points out the punk rocker who resembles Steven Seagal saying "at your 11 o'clock", on her left, but he points and she looks to her right. See more »

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Perry: [on the phone] What do you mean they gave her back?
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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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Referenced in The Simpsons: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore (2006) See more »

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I'VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Les Brown
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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