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A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

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Shane Black

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Brett Halliday (novel), Shane Black (screen story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Harry Lockhart
Val Kilmer ... Gay Perry
Michelle Monaghan ... Harmony Faith Lane
Corbin Bernsen ... Harlan Dexter
Dash Mihok ... Mr. Frying Pan
Larry Miller ... Dabney Shaw
Rockmond Dunbar ... Mr. Fire
Shannyn Sossamon ... Pink Hair Girl
Angela Lindvall ... Flicka
Indio Falconer Downey ... Harry Lockhart - Age 9
Ariel Winter ... Harmony Faith Lane - Age 7
Duane Carnahan Duane Carnahan ... Chainsaw Kid
Josh Richman Josh Richman ... Richie
Martha Hackett ... Pistol Woman
Nancy Fish ... N.Y. Casting Woman
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Storyline

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role... Written by austin4577@aol.com

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A bad week in a tough town. See more »


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Rated R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L.A.P.I. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$180,660, 23 October 2005

Gross USA:

$4,243,756

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,785,148
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The opening party, taking place at Harlan Dexter's mansion, was shot at Shane Black's mansion. In the years between Black's last produced feature, The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), and this one, Black had become infamous for throwing similar large, extravagant parties at that mansion, filled with the same kind of industry big-wigs and up-and-comers. See more »

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Los Angeles, Land Without Police
8 July 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In LA, while escaping from the police after an unsuccessful robbery, the small time thief Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr.) is accidentally submitted to an audition for a role of detective in a movie, and invited to a party. He meets the homosexual private eye Gay Perry (Val Kilmer), who suggests him to participate of an investigation to develop his character. He also meets the gorgeous aspirant actress Harmony Faith Lane (Michelle Monaghan), and finds that she was a friend of his childhood for whom he had a crush. Harry and Perry get involved in an intricate murder case with many leads. With the support of Harmony, they find the sordid truth of the case.

"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" is a funny, but also violent, action movie with an original screenplay, where the lead character is actually the narrator of the events. Robert Downey Jr. is excellent in the role of the loser Harry Lockhart and shows a great chemistry with the delicious Michelle Monaghan, and also with his gay partner Val Kilmer. The story in a certain moment becomes very confused with many subplots, but in the end all of them are satisfactorily resolved. The usually efficient police, at least in American movies, apparently vanished in Los Angeles, since there are countless car chases and shootings without any police action. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Beijos e Tiros" ("Kisses and Shots")


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