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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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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »

Goofs

During Holland March's search for Amelia Kuttner, the bourbon bartender recognizes her and claims that she was at the bar recently, drinking "Bourbon Martinis," to which March responds, "Well, that's disgusting." A Martini is a cocktail composed of either gin, or vodka, mixed with dry vermouth and served straight-up, or on the rocks with olives or a twist of lemon.

A Manhattan, however, is a cocktail composed of either bourbon, or rye, mixed with sweet vermouth and bitters and served straight-up, or on the rocks with a cherry. A Rob Roy is prepared and served the same way, but substitutes the bourbon, or rye for scotch.

March is correct in expressing his disgust towards Amelia's drink order. 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 »


Soundtracks

Boogie Wonderland
Written by Jon Lind (as Jonathan Lind) and Allee Willis
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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They are nice, to some :)
26 July 2016 | by osj2507See all my reviews

Matching Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling in this awkward partnership actually works out very well, they are very true to their character, both a bit off in their own way, but together they really are the nice guys :)

It is the funniest film I have seen in a long time and it really deserves a lot of credit for keeping a good story and not just relying on slap-stick humor, it has both subtle and loud comedy, it has action and something going on all the time, but above all it has timing and precision in the way it delivers the story and how the characters handle the different situations.

Location, seating & time: Kinopalæet, Lyngby, Denmark - Bio 3, row 9 seat 3 & 5 - 27.06.2016 at 19.00


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

20 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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2.39 : 1
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