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A thesp-turned-crook gets a chance at career in movies as well as crime scene investigation in this offbeat action comedy with nods to Raymond Chandler. Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr.) is a struggling New York actor who high-tails it to Los Angeles. Once there, Lockhart winds up at the posh home of the aptly named homosexual private eye Gay Perry (Val Kilmer) amid a lavish Hollywood party, hoping to score a life-changing role in a Hollywood feature. Harry becomes reacquainted with Harmony (Michelle Monaghan), a girl he had a major crush on in his small-town Indiana high school, who may be a bit more interested in him now than she was years ago. He takes both her and her girlfriend home with him, but -- in a moment of drunken stupor -- accidentally sleeps with the wrong woman. Meanwhile, when a series of female bodies turns up across L.A., Harry slowly breaks into detective work, mentored by Perry. The biggest twist? Shane Black riffs Adaptation and other films by having Harry (via satirical narration) write the movie while he is living it. Harry assures the audience that unlike Lord of the Rings, this one won't have 17 endings. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang marks the first directorial credit for Black, who created the Lethal Weapon franchise. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 21, 2005

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
San Diego Film Critics Association Shane Black Best Original Screenplay 2005 Winner
London Film Critics Association Shane Black Best Screenplay 2005 Nominee

Cast

Robert Downey, Jr.
as Harry Lockhart
Val Kilmer
as Gay Perry
Michelle Monaghan
as Harmony Faith Lane
Corbin Bernsen
as Harlan Dexter
Dash Mihok
as Mr. Frying Pan
Larry Miller
as Dabney Shaw
Rockmond Dunbar
as Mr. Fire
Shannyn Sossamon
as Pink Hair Girl
Angela Lindvall
as Flicka
Tanja Reichert
as B-Movie Actress
Ariel Winter
as Harmony Age 7
Cole McKay
as Dexter Goon
Teresa Herrera
as Newswoman
Kathy Lamkin
as Woman in Hospital Blues
David Newsome
as Agent Type
Saida Rodriguez-Pagan
as News Anchor
Ali Hillis
as Marleah
Nancy Fish
as NY Casting Woman
Martha Hackett
as Pistol Woman
Vincent Laresca
as Aurello
Wiley M. Pickett
as Homicide Cop
Duane Carnahan
as Chainsaw Kid
Jake McKinnon
as Creature
Daniel Browning Smith
as Rubber Boy
Harrison Young
as Harmony's Dad
Jake Eberle
as Patrol Cop
Evan Parke
as Dexter Clinic Guard
Brendan Fehily
as Local News Reporter
Josh Richman
as Rickie
Ben Bray
as Dexter Goon
Chrissy Gilman
as Protocop
Judie Aronson
as Gift Bag Girl
Stephanie Pearson
as Teen Harmony

Crew

Shane Black
Director
Joel Silver
Producer
Shane Black
Screen Story
Shane Black
Screenwriter
Brett Halliday
Book Author
Michael Barrett
Cinematographer
John Aronson
Cinematographer
John Ottman
Composer (Music Score)
Randall Poster
Musical Direction/Supervision
Aaron Osborne
Production Designer
Erin Cochran
Art Director
Carrie Morrow
Co-producer
Jessica Alan
Associate Producer
Steve Richards
Executive Producer
Christopher J. Kristoff
Costume Designer
Jeannie Gunn
Set Decorator
Marco Black
First Assistant Director
Nathaniel Goodman
Camera Operator
Craig Fikse
Camera Operator
Paul Babin
Camera Operator
Michael Owen
Stunts
Brian Christensen
Stunts
Irving Lewis
Stunts
Eddie Conna
Stunts
Chuck Borden
Stunts
Ivan Bates
Stunts
Azalea Davila
Stunts
Denney Pierce
Stunts
Annie Chasse
Stunts
Frank Lloyd
Stunts
Tim Walkey
Stunts
Joe Bucaro III
Stunts
Ray Lykins
Stunts
Nicola Hindshaw
Stunts
Randy Hall
Stunts
Rick Avery
Stunts
Garrett Warren
Stunts
Robin Bonaccorsi
Stunts
Tom Harper
Stunts
Patrick Statham
Stunts
Ted Barba
Stunts
Brian Machleit
Stunts
Cati Jean
Choreography
Barbara Cohen
Casting
Mary Gail Artz
Casting
Janell Sammelman
Production Assistant
Christopher Alba
Assistant Editor
Haley McLane
Script Supervisor
Carrie Morrow
Unit Production Manager
Paul Hackner
Dialogue Editor
Jeremy Raub
Music Editor
Larce Crawford
Construction Foreman
Cory Geryak
Chief Lighting Technician
Troy Porter
ADR Mixer
Jennifer Bender
Extra Casting
Kenneth Strain
Boom Operator
Francine Shermaine
Hair Styles
Ron Edmonson
Best Boy Grip
Josh Kent
Compositor
Cale Thomas
Makeup Special Effects
Scott Eddo
Key Make-up
Ralis Kahn
Makeup Special Effects
Greg Strause
Visual Effects Supervisor
Brett Howard
Personal Assistant
Carisa Rosenthal
Set Dresser
Craig Fikse
Steadicam Operator
Jason Altieri
Production Assistant
Jimmy Rich
Personal Assistant
Sarah Meyer
Production Assistant
Asa Shumskas-Tait
Production Assistant
Audrey Zaldumbide
Graphic Design
Meghan Heritage
Production Assistant
Paul Santoni
Second Assistant Camera
Mark S. Kusy
Assistant Properties
Mariann Lee
Extra Casting
Gregg Barbanell
Foley Artist
Greg Banta
Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Larry Sushinski
Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Richard Adrian
Supervising Sound Editor
John Ottman
Music Producer
John Aronson
Second Unit Camera
Sean Flanigan
Key Hairstylist
Brent Carlson
Production Secretary
Neil Toussant
First Assistant Camera
Ronald Sica
Leadman
Farrah Fox-Collis
Casting Associate
Cheryl Potter
Visual Effects Editor
Joel Jaspan
Dolly Grip
Guin Dill
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Amanda Goodpaster
Music Editor
Ryan Krayser
Production Assistant
James Morioka
Dialogue Editor
John Bramley
Still Photographer
Thomas Nittmann
Visual Effects Producer
Valerie Davidson
Foley Supervisor
Doug Chartier
Dolly Grip
Mark Larry
Supervising Sound Editor
Kurt Bryant
Second Unit Director
Kurt Bryant
Stunts Coordinator
Edson Williams
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jacob Riehle
Production Assistant
Daniel Harvey
Visual Effects Producer
Sim Bajaj
Personal Assistant
Rachel Aberly
Unit Publicist
James Kail
Makeup
Wade Daily
Key Make-up
Robert Sterry
Video Assist
Vince Filippone
First Assistant Editor
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