L.A. Confidential (1997)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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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.

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  • Kevin Spacey in L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Rob Lowe and Sheryl Berkoff at an event for L.A. Confidential (1997)

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Director:

Curtis Hanson

Writers:

James Ellroy (novel), Brian Helgeland (screenplay), Curtis Hanson (screenplay)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

For her work on this film, casting director Mali Finn so impressed Curtis Hanson that she ended up casting four of his next five movies.


Quotes

Sid Hudgens: 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 ...


Goofs

In the middle of the climactic shootout scene, Exley fires at least 7 shots from the snub-nosed revolver without reloading. The gun shown holds only 6.


Crazy Credits

At the end of all the credits, there is a brief scene from "Badge of Honor" featuring a onscreen dedication in honor of Sgt. Jack Vincennes (Kevin Spacey), who within the film had served as the "Hollywood cop" and advisor to the film. The scene shows a black-and-white closing moment of "Badge of Honor" with the credits inscribed as "Dedicated to Sgt. Jack Vincennes," as Badge of Honor actor (Matt McCoy) closes the door on the HOMICIDE office and walks sorrowfully away.


Alternate Versions

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.


Soundtracks

Makin' Whoopee
(1928)
Music by
Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Performed by Gerry Mulligan with Chet Baker
Courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets

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Genres

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

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