The Singing Detective

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Dan Dark (ROBERT DOWNEY JR.) a writer of pulp detective novels, languishes in hospital incapacitated both physically and mentally by a rare skin disease. More or less unable to move, Dark occupies his time by mapping out a screenplay in his head based... read more
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Dan Dark (ROBERT DOWNEY JR.) a writer of pulp detective novels, languishes in hospital incapacitated both physically and mentally by a rare skin disease. More or less unable to move, Dark occupies his time by mapping out a screenplay in his head based on his first novel THE SINGING DETECTIVE. Strongly influenced by the style of Raymond Chandler, it is about a hard-boiled and cynical private investigator who doubles as a singer in a dance band. The character is slowly drawn into a web of intrigue during the murder investigation of a prostitute in 1950s Los Angeles.

Original Release

10/24/2003

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Cast

Carla Gugino Hooker
Mel Gibson Dr. Gibbon
Robert Downey Jr. Dan Dark
Adrien Brody First Hood
Robin Wright Blonde (as Robin Wright Penn)
Katie Holmes Nurse Mills
Jeremy Northam Mark Binney
Jon Polito Second Hood
Alfre Woodard Chief of Staff
Amy Aquino Nurse Nozhki
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Keith Gordon

Writers

Dennis Potter

Cast

Carla Gugino Hooker
Mel Gibson Dr. Gibbon
Robert Downey Jr. Dan Dark
Adrien Brody First Hood
Robin Wright Blonde (as Robin Wright Penn)
Katie Holmes Nurse Mills
Jeremy Northam Mark Binney
Jon Polito Second Hood
Alfre Woodard Chief of Staff
Amy Aquino Nurse Nozhki
David Dorfman Soldier with Betty Dark
Saul Rubinek Skin Specialist
Andy Umberger Mr. Dark
Haley Joel Osment
Rusty Nelson Bus Rider
Eddie Jones Moonglow Bartender
Lily Knight Woman Physiotherapist
Clyde Kusatsu Visiting Japanese Doctor
Earl Poitier Orderly (as Earl C. Poitier)
Don Fischer Intern

Producers

Stan Wlodkowski Executive Producer
Bruce Davey Producer
Mel Gibson Producer
Steven Haft Producer
Kevin Lake Producer
Robert Potter Producer
Jane Potter Producer
Sarah Potter Producer

Editors

Jeff Wishengrad

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