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.
The character of rape victim Inez Soto has a much larger role in the novel. There, Inez is the girl over whom Bud and Exley compete.
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 ...
A click is heard as Exley tries to pull the trigger again on his M1911-A1 while the slide is locked back on an empty magazine. The 1911's slide prevents the hammer from falling again in this condition so it doesn't make a click. The trigger just compresses a bit, silently.
At the end of all the credits, there is a brief scene from "Badge of Honor" featuring a onscreen dedication in honor of Sgt. Jack Vincennes (Kevin Spacey), who within the film had served as the "Hollywood cop" and advisor to the film. The scene shows a black-and-white closing moment of "Badge of Honor" with the credits inscribed as "Dedicated to Sgt. Jack Vincennes," as Badge of Honor actor (Matt McCoy) closes the door on the HOMICIDE office and walks sorrowfully away.
$5,211,198 (USA) (19 September 1997)
$64,604,977 (USA) (29 May 1998)
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