R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
Guy Pearce didn't like the cop, with whom he rode around, finding him to be racist. He got more from 1950s police training films, which featured the kind of rigid stiffness that he was seeking to bring to his character.
Come to Los Angeles! The sun shines bright, the beaches are wide and inviting, and the orange groves stretch as far as the eye can see. There are jobs aplenty, and land is cheap. Every working man can have his own house, and inside every house, a ...
In the fight scene which takes place in the file room when Bud White confronts Ed Exley with the photographs of him with Lynn, there are table lamps on the desk that are lit up. During the scuffle, one of the lamp light bulbs burns out and once the scuffle is over, you can see the light is back on as if the bulb didn't burn out.
Characters from the movie were incorporated into period stock footage shown during the credits
$5,211,198 (USA) (19 September 1997)
$64,604,977 (USA) (29 May 1998)
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