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Inherent Vice (2014)

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In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sortilège
... Shasta Fay Hepworth
... Larry "Doc" Sportello
... Denis
Taylor Bonin ... Ensenada Slim
... Aunt Reet
... Lt. Det. Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen
... Michael Z. Wolfmann
... Sloane Wolfmann
... Petunia Leeway
... Dr. Buddy Tubeside
... Tariq Khalil
... Jade
... Bambi
... Glenn Charlock
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Storyline

During the psychedelic 60s and 70s Larry "Doc" Sportello is surprised by his former girlfriend and her plot for her billionaire boyfriend, his wife, and her boyfriend. A plan for kidnapping gets shaken up by the oddball characters entangled in this groovy kidnapping romp based upon the novel by Thomas Pynchon. Written by bignicknasty97

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Love usually leads to trouble.


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Rated R for drug use throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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9 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Vicio propio  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$328,184, 12 December 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,110,975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,710,975
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Italian censorship visa # 109424 delivered on 16-2-2015. See more »

Goofs

In the car (uni color Mercedes) with Doc, Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd, Japonica Fenway and Denis, as they are being stopped by cops for being under suspicion of a possible cult: japonica was the driver the entire time. When the cop comes back to give them their id's back. Doc is in the drivers seat. However, this can be explained: When the cop approaches the car Japonica asks if he's "The Great Beast" and when he says she was driving without headlights she says "But I can see in the dark", to which the cop replies "Perhaps you shouldn't be driving then". Since the cop has clearly indicated he doesn't think Japonica is in a fit state to drive, It only makes sense that she wouldn't be behind the wheel when the he returns from checking their IDs if they hope to be able to drive out of there. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Det. Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen: I've decided I'm gonna kick Mr. Sportello.
Sauncho Smilax, Esq: You're gonna kick him? That's assault!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits roll, the end caption is the opening inscription from Pynchon's novel, Inherent Vice: "Under the Paving-Stones, the Beach!" - Graffito, Paris, May 1968 See more »

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References From Here to Eternity (1953) See more »

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Harvest
Written and Performed by Neil Young
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Am I Missing Something?
9 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Not more than 10 minutes in, excited as I was to see this movie, I thought maybe I was loosing my smarts...

There is no plot, way too many cameos, it pushes way to hard to be something cool, but falls flat. Lots of non cut a aways....which made it seem like I was watching an acting class. Just didn't feel natural, the pace of duologue awkward, and Phoenix, much as I love the guy, he looked like he was acting... I left feeling like i was back in High School, forced to watch a movie for film class, trapped, couldn't leave, no bathroom break, looking at the clock, and hoping there would not be a quiz later, Cuz I couldn't make sense of what the f*** I was watching....very disappointed...


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