R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
The character Sortilège appears as a supporting character in the novel and although she does give helpful advice to Doc, she is not the narrator. While writing the screenplay, Paul Thomas Anderson decided the film "needed a female voice" and tailored it specifically ... ...
Where you stayin'?
Coy Harlingen: House in Topanga Canyon. Band I used to play for, the Boards, none of them know it's me.
Doc Sportello: How can they not know it's you?
Coy Harlingen: Even when I was alive they didn't know it was me.
The customer service number on the back of the American Express Card that Doc receives from the Gold Fang family has a toll-free area code of 888. 888 didn't become available as a toll-free area code until 1996. A toll-free phone number for a 1970s customer service line should have been 1-800-XXX-XXXX.
After the credits roll, the end caption is the opening inscription from Pynchon's novel, Inherent Vice: "Under the Paving-Stones, the Beach!" - Graffito, Paris, May 1968
$2,773,260 (USA) (24 February 2015)
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