The Singing Detective (2003)
A film directed by Keith Gordon

Genre: Comedy / Musical / Mystery

Film Review

The Singing Detective is an American musical comedy first released in 2003, directed by Keith Gordon. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Robin Wright Penn, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Northam and Katie Holmes.   It is a color film and runs to 1 hour and 49 minutes.  

Our overall rating for The Singing Detective is: good - passable entertainment.

Other memorable films that have been directed by Keith Gordon include: The Chocolate War (1988), A Midnight Clear (1992), Mother Night (1996) and Waking the Dead (2000). The actor Robert Downey Jr. has also appeared in: Greaser's Palace (1972), Gothika (2003), Game 6 (2005) and Iron Man (2008).

Other films that are worth watching include: David Lean's A Passage to India (1984), Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville (1965), Jean Cocteau's Les Parents terribles (1948), Mike Leigh's Topsy-Turvy (1999) and Claude Chabrol's Violette Nozière (1978).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Keith Gordon
  • Script: Dennis Potter
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr. (Dan Dark), Robin Wright Penn (Nicola), Mel Gibson (Dr. Gibbon), Jeremy Northam (Mark Binney), Katie Holmes (Nurse Mills), Adrien Brody (First Hood), Jon Polito (Second Hood), Carla Gugino (Betty Dark), Saul Rubinek (Skin Specialist), Alfre Woodard (Chief of Staff), Amy Aquino (Nurse Nozhki), David Dorfman (Young Dan Dark), Eddie Jones (Moonglow Bartender), Lily Knight (Woman Physiotherapist), Clyde Kusatsu (Visiting Japanese Doctor), Earl Poitier (Orderly), Don Fischer (Intern), Andy Umberger (Mr. Dark), David Denman (Soldier with Betty Dark), Alec Puro (Dark's Drummer), Renn Hawkey (Dark's Bass Player), Bryan Law (Dark's Guitar Player), Carla Anderson (Dancer), Sandahl Bergman (Dancer), Rita Bland (Dancer), Billy Bonsangue (Dancer), Sergio Carbajal (Dancer), Leonard Crofoot (Dancer), Erin Crouch (Dancer), Kiva Dawson (Dancer), Richard Dorton (Dancer), Brenda Mae Hamilton (Dancer), Gordon Hart (Dancer), Famisha La Pree (Dancer), Suzi Lonergan (Dancer), Eva Mikita (Dancer), Tara Nicole Hughes (Dancer), Regan Patno (Dancer), Randi Pareira (Dancer), Sandra Plazinic (Dancer), Sheldon Robins (Dancer), DeAnna Steele (Dancer), Tasha Tae (Dancer), Elle Taylor (Dancer), Delila Vallot (Dancer), Dee Dee Weathers (Dancer), Spice Williams-Crosby (Dancer), Darrel W. Wright (Dancer), Dani Wylie (Dancer), Rusty Nelson (Bus Rider)
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Support: Color
  • Runtime: 109 min

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