Opening 20 Oct 2005
Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey, Jr.) is a charming petty thief. While Christmas shoplifting, an alarm sends Lockhart running right into an audition for a Hollywood detective movie. His natural ability for crime gets him a flight to L.A. for a screen test. To prepare, Lockhart is paired with Perry van Shrike (Val Kilmer), a tough private dick a.k.a. Gay Perry after his sexual preference.
Lockhart the thief, playing an actor whose character is a private detective, meets real aspiring actress Harmony Faith Lane (Michelle Monaghan), and sweet music begins. Then it appears Harmony’s sister committed suicide. Is the suicide connected to a murder being investigated by real detective Perry and fake dick Lockhart? As more bodies pile up, Lockhart risks his life for lady love but does he have lady luck on his side? Shane Black directs this dark comedy that will brighten a long winter night. (Mary Nyiri)