They say love and money don't mix, but you can't blame Harry Lockhart for trying. He's been whisked from a life of petty crime to Hollywood, where he'll audition for the role of a movie detective and be tutored for the part by a private eye. Now all Harry has to do is convince the dream girl he meets that he's an actual detective. And try not to stumble over the corpses as reel life abruptly gives way to the real.
) provides the screenplay and makes his directing debut in a clever fusion of buddy movie and hardboiled noir produced by Joel Silver. Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer and Michelle Monaghan play the thrust-together trio - a naïve schemer, a tough-as-nails gay detective, and a hopeful actress clinging to her dream.
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Trivia: Robert Downey Jr.
composed music for his first music album during the production. (more) Goofs:
Anachronisms: A newspaper prominently displays the URL of the paper's website on its front page; however, the paper is dated "March 2, 1980", long before the invention of the World Wide Web. (more) Quotes: Perry
: Why in pluperfect hell did you pee on the corpse? (more) Awards:
4 wins & 12 nominations (more)