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.
Curtis Hanson did not want the film to be overly nostalgic, so he had Cinematographer Dante Spinotti shoot it like a contemporary film, and use more naturalistic lighting, than in a classic film noir. He told Spinotti and the film's Production Designer Jeannine Oppewall to ... ...
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 ...
When the D.A. is talking to Bud White in his bathroom in front of the mirror, at one point, his lips don't match what is heard.
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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