In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.

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Shane Black
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... Jackson Healy
Ryan Gosling ... Holland March
Angourie Rice ... Holly March
Matt Bomer ... John Boy
Margaret Qualley ... Amelia Kuttner
Yaya DaCosta ... Tally
Keith David ... Older Guy
Beau Knapp ... Blueface
Lois Smith ... Mrs. Glenn
Murielle Telio ... Misty Mountains
Gil Gerard ... Bergen Paulsen
Daisy Tahan ... Jessica
Kim Basinger ... Judith Kuttner
Jack Kilmer ... Chet
Lance Valentine Butler ... Kid on Bike
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Storyline

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. Written by @onecriticalgeek

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They're not that nice See more »


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Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ty Simpkins previously starred in Iron Man 3 (2013) which was also directed by Shane Black. See more »

Goofs

As previously mentioned, the poster for the The Clash album London Calling is seen on a bedroom wall, 18 months prior to its actual recording sessions and 2 years prior to its official release. Furthermore, the poster itself is a concert photograph from September 20, 1979. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Misty Mountains: How do you like my car, Big Boy?
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Alternate Versions

In the censored version, bikinis were put on for many of the nudity scenes. The opening did not include a center spread and the naked body of Misty Mountains. See more »

Connections

References Jaws 2 (1978) See more »

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Dazz
Written by Reginald Hargis, Raymond Ransom and Edward Irons Jr.
Performed by Brick
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Ryan Gosling as a ragdoll
4 February 2020 | by henrycoles9See all my reviews

This was an ecstatics spectacle. Ryan Gosling just keeps falling off and tumbling and walking out unscathed in search of the truth. And the beautiful vibe of 1970s Los Angeles is brought it to perfection.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

20 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nice Guys See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,203,270, 22 May 2016

Gross USA:

$36,261,763

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,788,218
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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