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.
The major cast members in this movie had roles in superhero movies: Kevin Spacey in Superman Returns (2006); Kim Basinger in Batman (1989); Guy Pearce in Iron Man 3 (2013); James Cromwell in Spider-Man 3 (2007); Danny DeVito in Batman Returns (1992); and Russell Crowe in Man of Steel (2013). Even though these roles all happened years after LA Confidential, there is a bimonthly "actors who starred in LA Confidential and a comic book movie reunion."
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 ...
Susan Lefferts is dead, yet her eyelids move as she is being shown for identification by her mother.
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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