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
The script is loosely based on a 1973 pulp novel, Blue Murder, in the Michael Shayne series, by prolific writer Robert Terrall, who used the pen name Brett Halliday for those books. See more »
When Amelia/Holly are first kidnapped by "Blueface", they are in what appears to be a Mercedes 600 limousine. When Healy observes this from the balcony, the limousine is a Cadillac. When the the Limousine stops, and Amelia escapes, it is a Lincoln. The Mercedes is from the 1960's (possible), which the other two vehicles pictured are from the 1980's or later. See more »
Has some good raunchy moments definitely the best buddy comedy in a while. The 70's era adds a lot to the film. Gosling is spot on with his stupid but smart mentality and Crowe plays a great tough-guy asshole perfectly. He may have been born to play that role.
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