Mike Hammer, as played by Ralph Meeker, is good looking, friends with black people (notable for the time), and always willing to banter with a beautiful woman. But he's also a sadist, incredibly stupid, and trades on his mistress's body for information and money.
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I double-billed Kiss Me Deadly with Brick, Rian Johnson's high school detective movie that wore its noir influence on its sleeve. Made for a fun night, but my double bill recommendation would be pairing Kiss Me Deadly with Repo Man.