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The Nice Guys (2016)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jackson Healy
... Holland March
... Holly March
... John Boy
... Amelia Kuttner
... Tally
... Older Guy
... Blueface
... Mrs. Glenn
... Misty Mountains
... Bergen Paulsen
... Jessica
... Judith Kuttner
... Chet
... Kid on Bike
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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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Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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20 May 2016 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,203,270, 22 May 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,261,763

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,788,218
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Trivia

When Healey is fighting the Older Guy at Sid's house party, Healey delivers a punch combination exactly like the combination Maximus uses on Commodus in Gladiator (2000). Both Healey and Maximus are played by Russell Crowe. See more »

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While Healy and March are driving with Chet to Amelia's boyfriend's house they pass under the Chinatown twin dragon gateway. It wasn't erected until July 2001. See more »

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[first lines]
Misty Mountains: How do you like my car, Big Boy?
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References L.A. Confidential (1997) See more »

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Couldn't Get It Right
Written by Derek Holt, Peter Haycock (as Peter John Haycock), Colin F R Cooper, John William Cuffley and Frederick Joseph Jones
Performed by Climax Blues Band
Courtesy of Chrysalis Copyrights Ltd
By arrangement with BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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Stupidity as an Art of Comedy
15 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

The Nice Guys represents the buddy movie genre at its best. Shane Black is a excellent director and a brilliant writer. He knows how to create hilarious characters and how to put them in absurd scenes — absurd in a comic way. The gags are all unexpected; I was constantly asking myself "What the hell is going on?", and then burst into laughter. The plot could seem weird at the beginning, but it's not the main point in this movie, it is only used to create a context to the jokes. People in the theater couldn't stop laughing. There is a new and original joke every two minutes. Russell Crowe plays his part very well, but Ryan Gosling's performance is already cult. All is in the look in his eyes, and that stupid expression on his face. Two stupid and impulsive men in an outrageous world full of porn stars and guns, fighting for...money. And truth, of course. Always the old truth about some kind of conspiracy (the only weakness in the movie). Hopefully, Shane Black doesn't insist too much on that and concentrates himself on the constant jokes. I guarantee you, you will laugh a lot. I know I've just watched an excellent movie when I feel sad during the credits, because it's already over. And then, it's just pure happiness.


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