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.
A long time fan of James Ellroy's work, when Brian Helgeland heard that Warner Brothers had acquired the rights to L.A. Confidential (1997) in 1990, he lobbied hard to script the film. At the time, however, the studio was only interested in using established writers.
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 ...
(at around 1h 45 mins) During Bud White's office fight with Ed Exley, Exley pulls White's revolver from its holster and hits him across the forehead. As Exley stands up, you can clearly hear him cock the revolver's hammer as he points it at White. However, in the next camera shot, the pistol's hammer is uncocked.
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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