Coupon
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
- Robert Jr. Downey

Overview - Screenwriter Shane Black of LETHAL WEAPON fame makes his directorial debut with this film noir gem. Robert Downey, Jr., stars as Harry Lockhart, a petty thief in New York City who quite literally stumbles into acting and soon finds himself in Los Angeles to test for a film role as a private detective.  Read more...

 
In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
 
 

More About Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang - Robert Jr. Downey
 
 
 
Overview

Screenwriter Shane Black of LETHAL WEAPON fame makes his directorial debut with this film noir gem. Robert Downey, Jr., stars as Harry Lockhart, a petty thief in New York City who quite literally stumbles into acting and soon finds himself in Los Angeles to test for a film role as a private detective. To help Harry prepare, his new agent arranges for him to shadow a gay private investigator, Perry van Shrike--also known as "Gay Perry" (Val Kilmer). But when Perry takes Harry along on a simple job for a mystery client, the two witness the disposal of a dead body, and the game suddenly becomes serious. Adding to the intrigue is Harmony Faith Lane (Michelle Monaghan), a beautiful and smart-as-a-whip wannabe starlet with whom Harry is so smitten that he pretends to be a real detective. Soon Harry, Perry, and Harmony are tangled in a life-threatening web of dead bodies, deception, and treachery. Downey is a delight, exhibiting perfect comic timing while infusing Harry with just enough heart to show that, despite appearances, he really is a good guy. Kilmer is the ideal buddy for Downey, playing the no-nonsense private investigator Perry with the right mixture of machismo and stereotypical Tinseltown superficiality. As Harry's dream girl, Harmony, Monaghan embodies the good girl whose dreams are looking more and more unobtainable--and who has clearly been around the block a few times. Top-notch performances combined with Black's wickedly amusing banter and a plot laden with twists and turns make this action-thriller a treat.

Cast List

John Ottman - Composer/Editor, SUPERMAN RETURNS (2006)
Robert Downey Jr. - American actor, CHAPLIN (1992), IRON MAN (2008)
Joel Silver - American Producer
Carrie Morrow - Producer, KISS KISS BANG BANG (2005)
Val Kilmer - American Actor
Michelle Monaghan - Actor, IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY (2003)
Shane Black
Michael Barrett - Director of Photography
Aaron Osborne - Production Designer, KISS KISS, BANG BANG (2005)
Christopher J. Kristoff - Costume Designer, KISS KISS, BANG BANG (2005)
Jim Page - Editor, FIREWALL (2006)
Randall Poster - PRODUCER/WRITER/MUSIC
Brad Halliday - Source Writer, KISS KISS BANG BANG (2005)
Susan Levin - Producer, HOUSE OF WAX (2005)
Mark Stevens - American Actor
Stephen Richards - American Actor
Steve Richards - American Actor
Richards Steven - American Actor
Corbin Bernsen - American Film and Television Actor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 103
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 012569586710
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (for language, violence and sexuality/nudity)
  • Release Date: June 2006

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Mystery
Thriller
Murder
Cops
Theatrical Release
Film About Film
Hollywood
Actors
Murder Mysteries
Actresses

 
Movie Reviews

More Details

Notes:
Theatrical Release: October 21, 2005

Reviews:
"Deliriously enjoyable....The duo make a whole greater than the sum of their parts, a couple of highly flammable actors as famous for their volatile offscreen reputations as for their redoubtable acting chops." -- Grade: A- - 10/28/2005 Entertainment Weekly, p.50-61


"[I]t's the laugh-a-minute repartee of this odd couple that drives the movie....Kilmer revels in showing off his long-dormant talent for suave comedy..." - 12/01/2005 Sight and Sound, p.60


Ranked #19 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "Pure post-PULP FICTION perfection." - 01/01/2006 Uncut, p.82-83


"All action, gags and pathos, and every bit as good as the classic noirs." - 06/15/2006 Rolling Stone, p.102


"[C]omplicated and humorous..." - 07/01/2006 Widescreen Review, p.70


"Robert Downey Jr. is fully returned to form....That is to say, he's the quickest, sharpest, slyest and wryest comic actor on the screen." - 12/16/2011 Wall Street Journal

 
Customer Reviews