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.
Warner Brothers Executive Bill Gerber showed the script to Michael G. Nathanson, CEO of New Regency Productions (who had a deal with the studio). Nathanson was bowled over by the screenplay, but knew he would have to get approval from his company head, Arnon Milchan. He got Curtis Hanson to prepare a ... ...
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 ...
Just before the big shootout White throws Exley a magazine of ammo for his pistol. But he calls it a clip. Even though the terms are often used interchangeably, a magazine is not a clip.
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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