Kiss Kiss Bang Bang | 2005

Directed by: Shane Black

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Main Plot

After being mistaken for an actor, a New York thief is sent to Hollywood to train under a private eye for a potential movie role, but the duo are thrown together with a struggling actress into a murder mystery.


  • Robert Downey Jr.'s character in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a small-time thief turned actor who gets caught up in a murder mystery.
  • Val Kilmer's character, Gay Perry, is a private detective who helps Robert Downey Jr.'s character solve a murder mystery.
  • Michelle Monaghan's character, Harmony, plays a crucial role in the plot as the love interest of the main character.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Harry, Perry, and Harmony discover that the real villain behind the murders is Harlan Dexter. They confront him at a party, where a shootout ensues. Perry is shot, but Harry manages to kill Dexter. Perry survives, and Harry and Harmony reconcile. The film ends with Harry narrating that he and Harmony moved to New York, and he became a successful detective, while Perry became a private investigator, and they both lived happily ever after.

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Shane Black Robert Downey Jr. Val Kilmer Michelle Monaghan