R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen -- one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy -- investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
Russell Crowe had read James Ellroy's "The Black Dahlia" but not "L.A. Confidential". When he read the script, Crowe was drawn to Bud White's "self-righteous moral crusade".
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 Ed Exley kisses Lynn Bracken and guides her to the couch, his glasses or on. When Lynn Bracken takes him to the floor, his glasses are gone.
Characters from the movie were incorporated into period stock footage shown during the credits
In the Hong Kong television version, during the scene where Bud breaks into the interrogation room, the part where he removes all the bullets from the gun but one is removed for some reason. So it cuts straight from his coming into the room and then sticking the gun into the rapist's mouth without giving it a Russian roulette feel.
$5,211,198 (USA) (21 September 1997)
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