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The Nice Guys (2016)

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In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.

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Shane Black
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... Jackson Healy
Ryan Gosling ... Holland March
Angourie Rice ... Holly March
Matt Bomer ... John Boy
Margaret Qualley ... Amelia Kuttner
Yaya DaCosta ... Tally
Keith David ... Older Guy
Beau Knapp ... Blueface
Lois Smith ... Mrs. Glenn
Murielle Telio ... Misty Mountains
Gil Gerard ... Bergen Paulsen
Daisy Tahan ... Jessica
Kim Basinger ... Judith Kuttner
Jack Kilmer ... Chet
Lance Valentine Butler ... Kid on Bike
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Storyline

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. Written by @onecriticalgeek

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They're not that nice See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

20 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dos tipos peligrosos See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,203,270, 22 May 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,261,763

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,788,218
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The signage at the fuel station showing EVEN refers to the 1979 rationing of fuel to the vehicles with numberplates that end in even or odd number on alternating even or odd-numbered days. For instance, if today is 3 April and your numberplate has ABC-827, you can fill your car on that day. Some states allowed both even and odd numbers on 31st of month. See more »

Goofs

The street lights in many scenes are the newer halogen type lights which are much brighter than the street lights of the 1970s. They weren't introduced until the 1990s. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Misty Mountains: How do you like my car, Big Boy?
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Alternate Versions

In the censored version, bikinis were put on for many of the nudity scenes. The opening did not include a center spread and the naked body of Misty Mountains. See more »

Connections

References The Right Stuff (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely Boy
Written and Performed by Andrew Gold
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Started out pretty OK
30 July 2016 | by Eddie_weinbauerSee all my reviews

I Really liked this movie,all the way up until shortly after the one hour mark. Than it just took a 180 turn for the worse,and ended up getting really really stupid.Which was quite annoying.

In the beginning it was funny and charming and full of good quips back and forth, between the two leads.

Some of the situations was a bit over the top,but you could live with em,cause the rest of the movie held up fine. But than comes the one hour mark,and things start going down hill. Up until now,Russel has been the smart one and Ryan was the dorky drunk guy. But than suddenly they both turn into dumb and dumber.And that just ruined it for me.After that I lost total interest in the movie.


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