An odd pair of private investigators look into the suicide of a failing porn star.
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Most of the interjected humor for the plot are based on the true events of Jay Joseph, a Marine Corps veteran who also worked as a private investigator and mole while stationed in Beaufort, South Carolina in the mid-to-late 1990s. Producer Joel Silver had briefly met Joseph while he was performing contract work at Silver's Auldbrass Plantation estate in 1999. Joseph's adventures as a young, new investigator, paralleled with his tenacity as a Marine, seemed to always lead to him being placed in comical - albeit dangerous - situations. Silver always thought that some of these events would be great fodder for a detective plot. Some of these stories, simply through word of mouth, were also used in the 2005 film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, written by Shane Black, who also wrote The Nice Guys. One quote in particular for this movie, ''You're the world's worst detective'', was a line that was actually spoken by Joseph's younger sister after he told her a story about sleeping with a woman that he was supposed to be conducting surveillance on for adultery. This was one of many missteps in Joseph's private investigation career, and most of these are the integral points of humor for the film. Joseph, now the Executive Director for the USMC-themed company Born On Parris Island, still openly discusses and contributes his past experiences to writers. It was recently discovered that the upcoming Martin Scorcese mob film, The Irishman, based around the life and times of Frank Sheeran, a Philadelphia Union leader and reputed mob hit man who is suspected of assassinating Jimmy Hoffa, is also Joseph's great uncle. Today, Joseph lives in New Hope, Minnesota, where he still works actively within the Organized retail crime (ORC) industry. Read More