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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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 [[Performer~P84666~Raymond Chandler~raymondchandler]]. Harry Lockhart ([[Performer~P19966~Robert Downey Jr.~robertdowneyjr]]) 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 ([[Performer~P38142~Val Kilmer~valkilmer]]) amid a lavish Hollywood party, hoping to score a life-changing role in a Hollywood feature. Harry becomes reacquainted with Harmony ([[Performer~P359743~Michelle Monaghan~michellemonaghan]]), 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? [[Performer~P82003~Shane Black~shaneblack]] riffs [[Feature~V260395~Adaptation~adaptation]] and other films by having Harry (via satirical narration) write the movie while he is living it. Harry assures the audience that unlike [[Feature~V283364~Lord of the Rings~thelordoftherings[filmseries]]], this one won't have 17 endings. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang marks the first directorial credit for [[Performer~P82003~Black~shaneblack]], who created the [[Feature~V289855~Lethal Weapon~lethalweapon[filmseries]]] 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
Brendan Fehily
as Local News Reporter
Cole McKay
as Dexter Goon
Saida Rodriguez-Pagan
as News Anchor
Ben Bray
as Dexter Goon
Martha Hackett
as Pistol Woman
Jake Eberle
as Patrol Cop
Ariel Winter
as Harmony Age 7
Josh Richman
as Rickie
Kathy Lamkin
as Woman in Hospital Blues
David Newsome
as Agent Type
Vincent Laresca
as Aurello
Teresa Herrera
as Newswoman
Stephanie Pearson
as Teen Harmony
Ali Hillis
as Marleah
Tanja Reichert
as B-Movie Actress
Harrison Young
as Harmony's Dad
Nancy Fish
as NY Casting Woman
Duane Carnahan
as Chainsaw Kid
Evan Parke
as Dexter Clinic Guard
Judie Aronson
as Gift Bag Girl
Jake McKinnon
as Creature
Daniel Browning Smith
as Rubber Boy
Chrissy Gilman
as Protocop
Wiley M. Pickett
as Homicide Cop

Crew

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