Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Synopsis: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Shane Black
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  5 wins & 16 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

On the count of three.

One, two, three!

Try the ring toss. Three for a quarter.

Look how easy it is.

There you go, a winner!

And now, for my shocking finale.

Not for the squeamish.

Not for the faint of heart.

I call my trick "The Jaws of Death.

Now. Say it. Say it.

Harold, use your awesome might

to save me from this hopeless plight.

No harm will come to you.


Help me! Help me!

I'm going to be an actress.

Hard to believe it was last Christmas...

...that me and Harmony

changed the world.

And we didn't mean to.

And it didn't last long, you know.

A thing like that can't.

Now that I'm in L.A., I go to parties.

The kind where if a girl is named Jill...

...she spells it J-Y-L-L-E, that bullshit.

That's me there. My name's

Harry Lockhart, I'll be your narrator.

Welcome to L.A.

Welcome to the party.

The guy smoking, that's Dabney Shaw,

my producer. He discovered me.

The man with him is Perry Van Shrike,

a. .a. Gay Perry.

Honest-to-God private eye,

consults in film, TV. Just incorporated.

He's bigtime. Also, he's gay.

Don't start, Perry, huh?

I seen you play ball. You're tough.

But you see a naked guy...

...your brain says, "I want that.

I don't make that leap. It's like,

"Look, there's an elephant. Quick...

...let's drain its blood

to paint my boathouse. "

It's just that that's not the first thing

you think of.


By now you may wonder

how I wound up here, or maybe not.

Maybe you wonder how Silly Putty

picks sh*t up from comic books.

Point is, I don't see another

goddamn narrator, so pipe down.

How did I get here? See for yourself.

Chloe, just run the name by me

one more time...

...because I must be

missing something.

I'm going nuts.

I've been through the store three times.

Cyber Agent. C-Y-B-E-

Why don't you ask...

- ... an employee or something?

- No, they're all busy.

"Protocop, protector of man. "

Is that it? Protocop? He protects men.

Uncle Harry, look around.

There are signs.

That show was cancelled two years ago.

Just ask- Wait, are they even open?

Yeah, it's holiday hours. Look-

Get away from the window.

- I gotta go, but I'll find this.

- Great.

- Sh*t, Harry, that sh*t went wrong!

- Give me the gun!

- No. Give me the bullets!


- You gotta be f***ing kidding me.

- We'll stand here and wait for the police.

Drop the gun. We didn't do anything.

We are not dangerous. Drop the gun.

- Hey, lady, gun is not loaded-

- Richie, no!



Oh, boy.

Take it easy.

Jesus. Oh, no, no.

We're not ready for you yet, sir.

- Go wait with the others.

- Grace, do me a favor, let's take him.

- He's ready. You're ready?

- Ready?

Okay, come on.

You know the setup?

Got any questions?

He's got no questions.

Look at him. Let's go.

Let's read.

- Where is he? Where's Raphael?

- Where is he?


Beat up on me all night. You want me

to give up my partner, you can go spit.

Quit acting like the good guy,


You got your partner killed.

He was in over his head,

you knew it.

You may as well

have pulled the trigger.

You killed him!

No, I didn't- I didn't kill him.

He wanted in.



I didn't want him to come in on it.

He insisted.

I said, "Stay at home. " But he doesn't

listen. He's such a stupid son of a b*tch.

I killed him, didn't I?

Oh, f***, this is my fault. I'm sorry.


Hey, good luck.

See, this is what I'm talking about.

Old school. Method.

- Studio.

- Brando. Put this in the pouch to L.A.

Get Gay Perry on the phone.

Now, get this, they're screen-testing me.

Is that wild?

One minute, I'm boosting Xboxes

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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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