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 ...
When Bud White goes to visit Lynn Bracken and they sleep together, when he leaves the Victory Motel, it is dark. When he is waiting outside and she says goodbye to her "company", it is also dark. But as she goes around straightening up her place, the pink light from the setting sun is coming through the windows, and when she opens the door to Bud, it's twilight outside.
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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