As Mike starts to investigate Christina's death, he's told by the police to stay out of it, but the hard-nosed private investigator proceeds anyway.
Little did he know that Christina's secret would lead to death and destruction. Not Rated. Did you know Edit. Trivia The Kefauver Commission, a federal unit dedicated to investigating corrupting influences in the s, singled this out as 's number one menace to American youth.
Because of this, Robert Aldrich felt compelled to conduct a writing campaign for the free speech rights of independent filmmakers.
Goofs at around 1h 10 mins The singer is shown standing with both hands on the microphone stand. When Hammer is sitting at the bar, during the same song, the singer is shown in a reflection playing a piano and not singing, though she is still heard singing.
Quotes Mike Hammer : You're never around when I need you. Crazy credits The opening credits scroll down instead of the usual up, resulting in needing to read them bottom to top. Alternate versions Untilall known copies in circulation of "Kiss Me Deadly" ended rather abruptly: the wounded Mike Hammer stumbling through the beach house looking for his partner Velda, and then there's a couple of brief shots of the house exploding and burning, with "The End" superimposed on the final shot.
The music is cut off instead of fading out, and the screen turns black; it looks like Mike and Velda died in the blaze. User reviews Review. Top review. Mike Hammer, detective. Robert Aldrich was a no-nonsense film director. When he undertook the direction of this film, little did he know it was going to become the extraordinary movie it turned out to be.
The fame seems to have come by its discovery in France, as it usually is the case. Based on Mickey Spillane's novel and adapted by Al Bezzerides, the movie has an unique style and it's recommended viewing for fans of the film noir genre.
Right from the start, the film gets our imagination as we watch a young woman running along a California EL BESO. That sequence proved Mr. Aldrich's ability to convey the idea of a disturbed young woman that seems to have escaped from a mental institution. The plot complicates itself as Hammer learns that Christine, the young woman, has died. He decides to investigate, which is what he does EL BESO.
Some excellent comments have been submitted to this forum, so we will not even try to expand in the action but will only emphasize in the tremendous visual style Mr. Aldrich added to the film, which seems to be its main attraction. For a fifty year old film, it still has a crisp look to it thanks to the impressive black and white cinematography of Ernest Lazlo, who had a keen eye to show us Hammer's world as he makes it come alive.
The great musical score by Frank DeVol fits perfectly with the atmosphere of the L. Ralph Meeker made an excellent contribution as Mike Hammer. He dominates the film with his presence.
Fans of the genre can thank Mr. Diana Bang Jill as Jill. Billy Mitchell Suit as Suit. Cole Heppell Wayne as Wayne. Michael M. More like this. Storyline Edit. Thirty-year-old Seattle-based Luke Garvey is a philanthropist of community and social causes, his efforts largely as the anonymous President and CEO of Zeppo Enterprises, which is managed by his best friend since childhood, Tommy Atkins.
Luke's latest investment is Camp Pine Lake in northern Oregon, which he bought from his uncle Charlie despite knowing the camp is in a state of disrepair. Luke attended the summer camp for most of his childhood. He wants to retain the camp as is - generally a throwback earlier eras - as an homage to his childhood and a place to where kids that are like he was can make their own future memories.
But he finds out from Tommy that he doesn't really have the money in liquid assets to make the necessary extensive repairs to keep the camp open. At the camp, Luke is reunited with Zoe McDowell, who attended the camp at the same time as he from ages eight to fifteen - 15 years ago - that last year when the two started to fall for each other. Despite vowing to keep in touch, they ended up losing touch on Zoe's initiative, Luke not knowing the reason why.
Many of Luke's fond memories of camp are because of Zoe. Luke believes Zoe is there representing investors who want to help keep it as a camp. However, she really represents cutthroat development firm Shoreman Leonard, who want to buy the property for a song to turn it into a high-end resort. Regardless of what happens between Luke and Zoe, Luke may end of losing the camp anyway if Peter Shoreman, Zoe's boss, has his way, with a little help from the safety inspector. Did you know Edit.
Trivia Pine Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in eastern Russia. Goofs The actress who plays Zoe as a teenager is taller than the actress who plays the character as an adult. If they are not going to have fresh chips, they could have at least flash-fry the stake chips to make them hot and fresh tasting.
We also ordered the soups and they were just okay and not memorable. The ambience is nice but too dark. Maybe it's dark on purpose so that you can't see how the food is cooked. The waiter felt bad so he didn't charge us for the dessert. Overall, it was not a very good experience. The ambiance, food, and service was good. The restaurant wasn't noisy it was easy to have a good conversation. We love the service and food at Beso! Every dish we had as spectacular!
Ribeye, Ceviche, guacamole, tacos, asparagus and sangria are tens! One of our favorite Hollywood restaurants! Food is always good. But I have to say that service needs improvement. Expect to be seated minutes after your reservation - on a good night. Our waitress was not friendly, more so disinterested and unattentive. No professional manners which ruined the dining experience.
The busboy though was friendly and thanked us as we left while the waitress ignored us. The guys who delivered our food were nice and friendly. Overall EL BESO experience was disappointing. The 3 friends I brought will never go back. We had a Groupon and that made it a great value.
We only had bar snacks but they were quite good. Bartender was keeping up but they could use two because he was being pushed pretty hard. We had horrible experience. Server Susan was not friendly. We felt like we were being rushed. She keeps making mistakes.
Place was too dark. Bathroom needs renovation. Can't even close the doors. Paint is peeling. Food was ok EL BESO, had the scallops. I find it overpriced. I won't go back. Was seated promptly. Was just hard to track waitress down. We lucked out thanks to groupon who introduced us to you. Cant wait to go back loved it! Great ambiance but service is a little slow. We dined at Beso before attending a show at the Pantages. It is a great option for before the theater.
We had an early reservation, our table was ready immediately and we were seated with a nice greeting and a smile. The service was excellent and very attentive. We started with a pitcher of Sangria, very good and perfect for 2.
We started with a flat-bread appetizer, excellent Plenty of food for the two of us and everything was delicious. An added plus, you can Valet your car for dinner and they are happy to let you leave it until after the show.
It is a quick walk to the Pantages theater, as well as many other fun things to do on Hollywood Blvd. The service was awesome from the Valet, super nice gentlemen! We have been to Beso a couple of times in the past while attending a show, and will definitely be returning many more times in the future! Good was very good Service was spotty We ordered two appetizers and they delivered one in about 10 minutes and the other 10 minutes later The drink I ordered came after the first appetizer but just before the second one Awful dark place.
I was very excited to go to the restaurant, but we were a little bit dissapointed because of the food. The Beso avocado dish wasn't good, it seemed like it wasn't fresh. Then we were asking about the wi-fi due that we need it to "call" an uber. When we were inside the anawer was that they don't have wi-fi eventhgough we told them that we found beso1.
Afterall they told as that when we will be outside the restaurant we could try, because inside it can't be and they gave us a password. When we were outside no signal and no beso1 connection so we couldn't "call" the Uber Coming from Spain, in our honeymoon and being so excited to go to the restaurant, by having this experience as you can understand I can't have good words about our Beso experience unfortunatelly My wife and I went to Beso on a group on.
We had high expectations. Well firstwhen we walked it was very dark, light up by table candles. The food was ,Meh, ok. The first thing we had was the Beso Guac, like regular guac with not heat or spice, covered pico de gallo.
The Giant scallops were delicious, had truffle oil mashed potato's, Mmmmmm! The Lobster Quesadilla, Where was he lobster? The 4 Taco plate, Had 1 of each. The tortillas were square, cute. The tortillas would have been tastier if they were made there. The Rice was al dente and well MEH. The Sangria was very strong and not too fruity, Before you get all crazy look up what sangria should taste like. We have tried at least 35 different Sangrias and this one fell in about The deep fried banana split was good but not exciting.
Let me say that the service was fantastic, very attentive. Thanks crew. I don't think that we could recommend it to friends or family. We travel around and try different restaurants so we value our reputations. All I can say is Thank Goodness we had Group on.
C'mon Guys, If you can't keep up the dream EL BESO you need to rethink what your doing?
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