Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
KISS KISS BANG BANG (18)
D: Shane Black
Warner Bros. (Joel Silver)
W: Shane Black [based on the novel "Bodies Where You Find Them" by Brett Halliday]
DP: Michael Barrett
Ed: Jim Page
Mus: John Ottman
Robert Downey, Jr. (Harry Lockhart), Val Kilmer (Gay Perry), Michelle Monaghan (Harmony Faith Lane), Corbin Bernsen (Harlan Dexter), Dash Mihok (Mr. Frying Pan)
Robert Downey, Jr. steals this movie!!
He plays a petty thief who is mistaken for a famous Hollywood actor & subsequently given the assignment of going on a routine errand with Hollywood Private Eye Val Kilmer in order to do some homework on the kind of character he'll be portraying in an upcoming movie.
The two of them find themselves involved in a real-life mystery, including dead bodies, dismembered fingers and near death experiences. It's quite similar to writer/director Shane Black's previous movies (The Last Boy Scout, Lethal Weapon) with the right amount of black comedy and acerbic, sarcastic dialogue, adapted from the black comedy novel "Bodies Where You Find Them" by Brett Halliday.
It's no classic, but good fun for fans of action/thriller movies.