The Singing Detective
The Singing Detective is a 2003 American musical crime comedy film directed by Keith Gordon and loosely 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, Mel Gibson and Carla Gugino as well as a number of songs from the 1950s.
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:
|genre||comedy-drama crime mystery|
|keywords||abduct business partner detective end musical number nightclub act nightclub singer nothing psoriasis psoriatic arthritis sing solve suffer traumatic childhood|
|producer||Bruce Davey Mel Gibson Steven Haft Steven Saxton|
|theme||crime comedy film noir independent jukebox musical parallel universes|