The Nice Guys

Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Shane Black
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  8 wins & 32 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

but, um, you make me feel safe.

You're short.

I'm what?

You're $7 short.

(SNIFFLES) Right, um...

Sorry. Um...


I feel okay about things.

Not often.

Could try for an investigator's licence.

Become a P.I.

Those guys help people.

Maybe then I'd feel good in the morning.

She's got dark hair,

about yea high.

Name's Amelia.

She might be from the neighbourhood.

-No, can't help you, buddy.



I work in a cesspool.

Sex. More sex.

My wife, she used to say

I make a living off rumpy-pumpy.

Whatever. She was English.

I don't know what the f*ck it means either.

The point is I don't care if Colonel Mustard

did it in the study with a candlestick,

I just wanna know who he did it with

and get the pictures.

Yeah, I think I remember her.

Amelia, right?

Was in here three or four nights ago.

Drank bourbon martinis.

Well, that's disgusting.

Any chance she, uh,

paid with a credit card?

As in, am I gonna pull

the receipts for you?

Fat fucking chance.


Is that a shirt?


-It's very pretty.

I made it myself.


I made this.

Look, I'm not saying it's easy.

I'm not saying you don't

gotta think on your feet,

bend a few rules maybe,

but it's worth it,

as long as you get the results.




Okay, that's it. That's a lot of blood.

That is a lot...

That's a lot of blood.


We're losing him. Go! Hurry up!

Now, don't go anywhere. Don't...

Stay with me. Stay with me! Sir.

Now, tell me,

are you willing to find God?

Look, I'm trying to find Amelia.

Good morning, Los Angeles.

Today, yet another stage-two smog alert.

The A.Q.M.D. has cautioned

residents not to stay outside

or engage in unnecessary

exercise before 6:00 p.m.

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Shane Black

Shane Black (born December 16, 1961) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and actor. He wrote such late 1980s and early 1990s action movie hits as Lethal Weapon (1987) and made his directorial debut with the film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005). His acting credits include Predator (1987). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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