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.
Studio executives were adamantly against the idea of casting two non-Americans (Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce) in an American period piece. Pearce and Crowe are Australian. Besides their national origins, both Crowe and Pearce were relative unknowns in North America, and ... ...
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 ...
While searching Sid Hudgens' office after his death, a police officer is flipping through a Rolodex card file. These were first marketed in 1958, but the movie is set in 1953.
Characters from the movie were incorporated into period stock footage shown during the credits
$5,211,198 (USA) (21 September 1997)
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