R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.
28 May 2016 | zetes
8 | A tad disappointing given the fantastic trailers (which spoiled the film a little), but still a lot of fun
'70s detective movie starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, directed by Kiss Kiss Bang Bang's Shane Black. ...
The character John Boy has the same mole as his namesake on The Waltons (1971).
How do you like my car, Big Boy?
(1) Killer bees are discussed at one point. Though these hybrid bees were present in South America from the '60s, no one in the US had heard of them until the 1980s, and the first sighting was in the '90s. This film is set in 1978. (2) In the car show, a 1978 or '79 Cadillac Eldorado convertible is displayed (and later blown up), with a voice over description of a "7 liter V8". However, American car engine sizes were measured and advertised in cubic inches well into the 1980s. It wasn't until Japanese cars began to dominate the American car market (with their engine sizes commonly measured in liters) that American cars followed suit. Also, 7 liters is about 428 cubic inches, so the reference is probably to the 425 V8, introduced in 1977. In the early '80s, Cadillac, in response to the gas crisis of the late '70s (also shown in the film), began to downsize its car engines.
$11,203,270 (USA) (22 May 2016)
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