The Singing Detective (2003)

Genres - Drama, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Musical Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 24, 2003 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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From director Keith Gordon (Mother Night, A Midnight Clear) comes this American feature adaptation of the 1986 BBC miniseries, The Singing Detective. Robert Downey Jr. returns to the big-screen for the first time since 2000's Wonder Boys as Dan Dark, a novelist who is hospitalized with a severe case of psoriasis. As he lays in bed, Dark hallucinates that he is actually a World War II-era private dick embroiled in an oddball web of mystery, intrigue, and musical numbers. Written by the late Dennis Potter (Pennies From Heaven, Gorky Park) and co-starring Mel Gibson, Robin Wright Penn, Katie Holmes, and Adrien Brody, The Singing Detective premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

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detective, disease, doctor, dream, fever, hallucination, murder