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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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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 »


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

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20 May 2016 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,203,270 (USA) (20 May 2016)

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$36,247,227 (USA) (29 July 2016)
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The character John Boy has the same mole as his namesake on The Waltons (1971). See more »

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The movie takes place in the Fall of 1977, but there are multiple songs heard being played in various party/club scenes which were released in 1978 ("September" by Earth, Wind & Fire), 1979 ("Escape: The Pina Colada Song" by Rupert Holmes, "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth, Wind & Fire) and even 1982 ("Get Down on It" by Kool & The Gang). See more »

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Misty Mountains: How do you like my car, Big Boy?
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References Airport '77 (1977) See more »

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East of Midnight
Written by Kenn Anderson
Performed by Austin Carter Roundup
Courtesy of Fervor Records
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The Nice Guys
26 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll admit that I am unfamiliar with most of Shane Black's original works, watching The Nice Guys made me want to go back and take a look at his earlier films. The characters were well written, even better cast, and fit well with the theme of the film. There was rare a dull moment, it seemed I was either enjoying the dark comedic tone, or getting engaged in the plot. While the first two thirds of the film seemed excellent, the writers set themselves up for a fantastic finish, but were unable to capitalize on that potential. The script seemed to suddenly turn very basic, with things "falling" into place almost too miraculously to be true. I never felt like I had truly been given an ending worthy of a classic detective story, but the fast pace of the film and humor was enough to make it very enjoyable.


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