1997   USA L.A. Confidential
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Director:Curtis Hanson
Studio:Monarchy Enterprises B.V.
Writer:James Ellroy, Brian Helgeland
IMDb Rating:8.4 (194,648 votes)
Awards:Won 2 Oscars. Another 68 wins & 43 nominations
Genre:Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Duration:138 min
Curtis Hanson  ...  (Director)
James Ellroy, Brian Helgeland  ...  (Writer)
Kevin Spacey  ...  Jack Vincennes
Russell Crowe  ...  Bud White
Guy Pearce  ...  Ed Exley
Kim Basinger  ...  Lynn Bracken
James Cromwell  ...  Dudley Smith
Danny DeVito  ...  Sid Hudgens
David Strathairn  ...  Pierce Patchett
Ron Rifkin  ...  D.A. Ellis Loew
Matt McCoy  ...  'Badge of Honor' Star Brett Chase
Paul Guilfoyle  ...  Mickey Cohen
Paolo Seganti  ...  Johnny Stompanato
Elisabeth Granli  ...  Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
Sandra Taylor  ...  Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
Steve Rankin  ...  Officer Arresting Mickey Cohen
Graham Beckel  ...  Dick Stensland
Dante Spinotti  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush...

Summary: 1950's Los Angeles is the seedy backdrop for this intricate noir-ish tale of police corruption and Hollywood sleaze. Three very different cops are all after the truth, each in their own style: Ed Exley, the golden boy of the police force, willing to do almost anything to get ahead, except sell out; Bud White, ready to break the rules to seek justice, but barely able to keep his raging violence under control; and Jack Vincennes, always looking for celebrity and a quick buck until his conscience drives him to join Exley and White down the one-way path to find the truth behind the dark world of L.A. crime.

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