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The Singing Detective is a american film of genre Drama directed by Keith Gordon released in USA on 24 october 2003 with Robert Downey Jr.

The Singing Detective (2003)

The Singing Detective
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Released in USA 24 october 2003
Length 1h49
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama,    Action,    Musical,    Crime
Rating56% 2.8007752.8007752.8007752.8007752.800775

The Singing Detective is a 2003 American musical crime comedy film directed by Keith Gordon and based on the BBC serial of the same name, a work by British writer Dennis Potter. It stars Robert Downey, Jr. and features a supporting cast that includes Katie Holmes, Adrien Brody, Robin Wright Penn, and Mel Gibson, as well as a number of songs from the 1950s.

Synopsis

Suffering from the skin disease psoriasis and crippling psoriatic arthritis, detective novelist Dan Dark is in such pain in a hospital that he begins to delve into fantasy, resulting in several storylines told simultaneously:

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