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.
Kim Basinger stated that when she was preparing for her role she had to dye her long hair blonder than usual, but the intense chemical procedure in short time destroyed her natural hair entirely and she had to cut it short days before shooting starts, making make up team rush to find a wig made with real hair that could fit to the character. The haircut she uses at the Oscars is the result of that.
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.
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