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Kiss, kiss, bang, bang - Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Junior, Michelle Monaghan, Shane Black

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Movie propaganda

A bad week in a tough town.

Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Junior) is a thief posing as an actor who teams up with tough-guy private eye Perry Van Shrike (Val Kilmer) and frustrated actress Harmony Faith Lane (Michelle Monaghan). They stumble upon a murder.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film comedy crime police murder mystery thriller private detective Hollywood

Persons of interest

  • Val Kilmer .... "Gay" Perry Van Shrike
  • Robert Downey Junior .... Harry Lockhart
  • Michelle Monaghan .... Harmony Faith Lane
  • Joel Michaely .... Eugene
  • Corbin Bernsen .... Harlan Dexter
  • Ali Hillis .... Marleah
  • 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 Age 9
  • Ariel Winter .... Harmony Age 7
  • Duane Carnahan .... Chainsaw Kid
  • Josh Richman .... Rickie
  • Vincent Laresca .... Aurielo
  • Brett Halliday .... Author: Bodies are where you find them
  • Shane Black .... Storywriter
  • Shane Black .... Screenwriter
  • Shane Black .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The pulp detective story has been a mainstay of Hollywood movies and Kiss, kiss, bang, bang is well and truly part of that genre. Robert Downey Junior plays the part of the innocent (idiot) well, although not so well as William H Macy in A slight case of murder. Val Kilmer is odd as the real private detective, not because he's gay but because he's playing second fiddle to Robert, whom he overshadows.

If you like mysteries in Hollywood then Kiss, kiss, bang, bang is good for you.

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Strong violence, strong coarse language, sexual references)

Surveillance time

102 minutes (1:42 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 10 November 2005

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